About the Mentor
With a stellar career as a solo artist and part of the Fly My Pretties collaboration, Anna has been part of our programmes since 2004.
Anna’s skill in creating songs with students of all ages means her workshops are in high demand, and she has worked with schools in Auckland, Raglan, Rotorua, Hamilton and the Coromandel.
A Smokefreerockquest winner herself at Hamilton Girls High School in 1998, Anna mentored SFRQ finalist Kimbra in 2004 and 2005, and Solo/Duo winner Georgia Lines in 2014. In 2015 Anna mentored the band Reciprocate at Alfriston College, who went on to win Smokefree Pacifica Beats.
Chris Morunga of Wiri Central School said,
“Anna’s Mentorship really benefited our students. For me it was seeing them become more confident at being song writers. That anybody can do it and give it a go. Prior to this, I don't think any of the students believed they could be writing their own songs.”
NZ Music Commission Schools Programme 15th Anniversary Shoutout from Anna Coddington