Meet NZ's young music industry professionals!
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.
Musicians Mentoring in Schools This NZ Music Month
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.
This May we have a bumper crop of artists taking their expertise around the country - over 20 schools across New Zealand will have NZ artists coming to work with their students.
Those artists include Julia Deans, Possum Plows (Openside), Anna Coddington, Jed Parsons, Jane de Jong (Ruby Frost), Grayson Gilmour, Karl Thomas, Troy Kingi, Kim Halliday, Tyna Keelan, Natalia Sheppard (Tali), Tommy Nee, Sacha Vee, Malcolm Lakatani, Shayne Carter, Tipene Harmer (Tipene) and Matt ...