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Since 2001, the Musicians Mentoring in Schools Programme has connected New Zealand’s top musical artists with emerging young talent in schools from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More than 150 artists have shared their expertise in songwriting, instrumental and vocal technique, recording technology, and music industry insight – including Jon Toogood, Maisey Rika, Chris Mac of Six60 and Julia Deans. The Programme also supports teachers and students with NCEA Music Achievement Standards – allowing students to potentially earn four to six credits through their work with their Mentor. In addition, the Programmes support the Ministry of Education’s Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success and Pasifika Education Plan strategies. The hugely successful Programme usually receives more than twice the amount of applications as available places – so although applications are accepted year-round, schools are encouraged to apply early.More information
Colours of New Zealand
Carmel College students Deborah Peter and Grace Smith are the Overall Runners-up in the 2017 contest for their song "The Colours of New Zealand" and winners of a $250 prize from MusicWorks.
With the help of their music teacher Glen Child - who set writing an entry as a task for their class - the songwriters chose a winning formula to craft their song:
"We listened to all of the previous Hook, Line & Sing-a-long winners, how many chords were involved, if it was catchy or not. If you could play it on a ‘ukulele and if a primary school ... Read more
Hook, Line and Sing-a-long Recording Day
HLS Winner Anouk van Dijk spent a day at Roundhead Studios in Auckland with her professional mentor Possum Plows to record her winning song, "Cape Reinga."
Thirteen year-old Anouk van Dijk wasn’t expecting to win Hook, Line & Sing-a-long 2017, but her entry – inspired by a family holiday – took the top prize in this year’s highly competitive contest. And it’s no surprise – with its soaring octave leaps and clever harmonic structure, “Cape Reinga” has a hook even Maui would envy.
Anouk is the winner of a $500 gift voucher from MusicWorks, and another $500 will be gifted to Onewhero Area School. Plus, the prize of knowing her song will be sung in school Sing-a-longs all over the country on May 31, to celebrate ... Read more