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  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 17 Dec 2019
      Kia ora tātou This is the last summary of the year before I take a break from moderating the list for 4 weeks. I’ll keep distributing emails until the end of this friday.  I’ll be back checking...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 1 Dec 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Secondary school teachers can almost count the number of classes they have left on one hand. Primary and ECE teachers are enjoying the improved weather for outdoor activities. ITMs seem to be either flat out...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 24 Nov 2019
    Kia ora tātou The Christmas countdown has begun, as I spied a Christmas tree the other week in an apartment window. Buskers have added Christmas tunes to their repertoire and it won’t be long before shop owners are wearing santa...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 16 Nov 2019
        Kia ora tātou   6 weeks till Christmas and then we’re in 2020! Where has the year gone?   Another week on the Musicnet list where I’d like to thank everyone for contributing to the online...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 8 Nov 2019
      Kia ora tātou   I had the pleasure of attending the Vodafone Music Artisan Awards earlier this week. Duncan Ferguson from St Andrews College in CHCH was awarded the Music Teacher of the Year. Thanks to Mike at the NZ Music...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 28 Oct 2019
        Kia ora tātou   A busy week for those with senior secondary students as the countdown to the last lessons begins. For primary and intermediate teachers, they seem to welcome the change of seasons after Labour Day...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 18 October 2019
      Kia ora tātou In the second week of the holidays, I joined teachers, educators and music industry supporters at the bi-annual MENZA conference in Christchurch. During its initial planning stages, we thought we’d be happy with 80...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 27 Sept 2019
      Kia ora tātou   It’s the last day of term 3! Well done, you’ve made it through parent conferences, performances and sickness. Time to sit back and relax somewhere in the next two weeks.    It’s...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 20 Sept 2019
      Kia ora tātou   One of the most exciting opportunities to come out this week is a collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Creative NZ and Ministry of Heritage and Culture called ‘Creatives in Schools’...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 13 Sept 2019
      Kia ora tātou A busy week on Musicnet, and it seems extra busy in the world of music education.  Some great links for Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, and other music resources. Make a cup of herbal tea to fend of the lingering colds and...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 6 Sept 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is next week, and there is a thread here with resources you can use. These will be uploaded to the Teacher Resource Exchange once some more links have been added.    Thread...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 30 Aug 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Welcome to the newest members of Musicnet. This is probably a good time for many of you to have a look at the guidelines and frequently asked questions listed here. It includes how to make a great post, reply and...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 25 August 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Summary to 25 August 2019   I’ve been enjoying listening to podcasts when I get the chance. A challenge in itself, as I find it really hard to be actively listening to people talking whilst...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 16 Aug 2019
      Kia ora tātou   This week, 100s of students took part in the Auckland KBB Music Festival and Wellington WEBO Festival. Concert Bands, Orchestras, Jazz Combos, Big Bands, Chamber Orchestras and ensembles in between took to the...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 10 Aug 2019
      Kia ora tātou Last week, I read through the latest SoundOnSound magazine, an audio gear magazine that always has a feature on a current song and how it was made. This week it’s on “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, which is...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 2 August 2019
        Kia ora tātou Last week I was privileged to take part in the Invercargill MENZA workshop in conjunction with the MoE and NZQA. It was the first time that MENZA, or NZQA has delivered any music specific professional...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 19 July 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Today is the last day of your ‘holiday.’ If you didn’t realise. I do hope that you all managed to have a break away from you usual workplace be it the classroom, lecture theater,...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Summary to 5 July 2019
        Kia ora tātou Well done for making it to the last day of the school term!    I would like to thank you all for the support of the Musicnet list over the last term. The value of this network is indispensable...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 28 June 2019
        Kia ora tātou   This Sunday MENZA have their afternoon of PD and AGM in AKL. It’s a time to reflect on what has happened in Music Education in NZ for the last year, and look forward to the future. If...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 21 June 2019
    Kia ora tātou   As we enter the last 2 weeks of the term for most of you in schools it seems that everyone is piled high with report writing, parent-teacher conferences, assessments, concerts and teaching the students who arrive each day...