News update March 2016


Thanks to those who have registered for the 2016 Strum Strike Blow Festival on Thursday August 25th! To date, we have 520 students from 14 schools.

In case you haven’t registered yet, here is the link:

 Workshop dates

The dates for the first 2 teacher workshops for Marimba, Ukulele and Recorder are:

April 7th 4pm at Chisnallwood

May 11th 4pm at CSM (60 Ferry Road)

 Bonus workshops…

Plus we want to let you know about bonus workshops on offer this week:

How to teach Ukulele

Thursday March 31st 4pm – How to teach ukulele – with Maria Winder and Mary Cornish from the NZ Ukulele Trust! and with contributions from the NZ Development Squad. During this session we will have a taster of the SSB music. Please note the cost of this workshop is not covered as part of the SSB registration, but we would highly recommend the workshop!

Maria and Mary are ukulele teaching gurus in NZ!

 Maori Culture in the Classroom

Thursday March 31st 5.30-6.30pm

Following the uke workshop will be another fantastic workshop by Selena Bercic on “Maori Culture in the Classroom“. All funds raised from this workshop go to support her bringing her school down from Panguru in August to our SSB Festival! She is a highly recommended presenter. (She was a keynote at the MENZA ITM conference in ChCh last year).

Ukulele Concert by the NZ Ukulele Trust Development Squad

Friday April 1st 7pm Concert

And …. on April 1st, we’d like invite you to support the NZ Ukulele Trust Development Squad in concert at Orange Studio, 106 Ferry Road at 7pm. This is a group of 20 Auckland area students who have worked for a year under Phil Griffin.

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