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About the Mentor

Hera is an acoustic singer-songwriter who hails from both Iceland - her land of birth - and New Zealand. Her music is noticeably unique and has been influenced strongly by dual emotional investment in both of her cultures. Based in Christchurch, she has been part of our programmes for over 10 years.

Both as a solo artist and collaborator with Jed Parsons as Jed and Hera, she is an incredibly prolific songwriter and international performer, and has an unstoppable passion for Mentoring!

Melanie Field from South New Brighton School in Christchurch had this to say about Hera:

"It was a fantastic experience. Hera was an amazing mentor. The students she worked with had a fantastic time and learnt so much. They are definitely inspired to keep writing their own songs. It was also great that the whole school got to hear Hera sing/play at the beginning of the mentorship, and that they were able to hear what the students produced at the end. Thank you very much!"