ONZA workshop for music in education (years 0-10)

Date: Saturday March 17: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: Tauranga Primary School

This workshop will offer a day of music-making, involving the voice, movement and classroom instruments which acknowledges the bi-cultural identity of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Participants will take away new skills, new understandings, some exciting new material, and have the confidence to make theirs a more musical classroom.

To download a workshop poster click on the link.


Dr. Millie Locke will demonstrate approaches fully applicable in the modern classroom to enhance music and literacy with young children. Using a thematic approach she will use story to fully engage every child, and encourage them to use their unique voice in artistic and holistic learning experiences. Millie explored teaching as artistry in her Masters thesis and will inspire musicians and teachers alike in their craft.


Maria Kapa brings an understanding of Kodaly, Orff and Te Ao Maori (Maori world view) to the creation of bicultural music experiences. Maria is excited to explore with participants the natural beauty of Maori music presented with a Kodaly/Orff emphasis. Maria has taught music in a number of learning contexts, including early childhood, primary, high-school and polytechnic.
Maria is currently an itinerant music teacher at Bethlehem College in Tauranga.


Jeremy Hantler is a percussion specialist and will share ways to make marimbas and xylophones come alive in your teaching. It is time to pull the barred instruments out of storage in your school and see the world of joy these can unlock in your students. The material will all be from the 2018 Bay of Plenty Marimba Festival to which your school may sign up if they wish.


Inquiries: Dr Millie Locke

• ONZA members: $80
• Non-members: $100
• Students: $35

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Register and pay
Register your name and details online HERE. Then, use you own internet banking facility to make a direct deposit into the ONZA account at BNZ 02 0248 0073940 097 (Reference: Your surname; Code: TAU18). Entering your surname means you will be registered.