The Musicians Mentoring in Schools Programme began in 2001, with the purpose of placing music industry professionals into classrooms to support teachers and students (year 7 to 13) with their aspirations in performance, song writing, composition, digital production and understanding aspects of the music industry. The Programme visits over 60 mainstream schools and kura kaupapa Maori each year, stretching the entire length and breadth of Aotearoa. There is no cost to the school and the visits usually take the form of two days’ full immersion for the Mentor and musically inclined students. We work in urban settings as well as in remote and rural locations, where it can be challenging to find music specialist teachers or sustain a music course of learning. More than 150 musicians have participated in the programme in its 20-year history, ranging from icons such as Annie Crummer, Jon Toogood, Julia Deans, and Rob Ruha to current stars such as Joel Shadbolt (L.A.B), Kaaterama Pou (MAIMOA Music), Sam Trevethick from Shapeshifter, Bella Kalolo and Laughton Kora. Our selection and appointment procedures meet with requirements of the Vulnerable Children’s Act (2014) for adults safely working with youth. As well as the gains made in education achievement, our annual audit of teachers/Kaiako and students/tauira highlight the long-lasting inspiration young people gain from meeting a working music professional, as well as the many holistic gains in confidence, individuality and self-belief. If you are interested in your school being on our 2023 list, please fill out our online form here: https://airtable.com/shr9YC5zpSJFjGdsG
"LEVEL UP" Applications Now OPEN!
Quirky Music launches "LEVEL UP": a series of online workshops focused on empowering emerging artists to up-skill and take their music to the next level.
Emerging artists looking to enhance their knowledge and take their music career to new heights can now apply for the "LEVEL UP" comprehensive five-part series of online workshops.
This programme is designed to provide participants with the tools they need to up-skill and succeed in the competitive music industry. Led by artist development consultant Katie Thompson, "LEVEL UP" will offer ten participants the opportunity to take part in five online group workshops and two one-on-one ...
NZMM 2023 Resources
We have amazing resources ready for you to use in the classroom!
- "Give it a Whirl - The NZ On Screen website is a great resource for revisiting great TV and film moments from our past, and the library is slowly building. A recent addition is 'Give It A Whirl', a six-part documentary that was originally screened in 2003. It recounts the history of rock 'n' roll in Aotearoa and features such greats as Johnny Cooper, Tim Finn, and Ray Columbus. We have a 4 page schools resource that will ...