Strum Hum Wriggle Drum



Saturday 9th August 2014, 9.30 am – 4pm

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9.15 am Registration
9.45 - 10.30 All in

Janet Channon will focus on the many benefits to the whole child of involvement in music and movement.
10.30 – 11.00 Morning tea
11.00 – 12.15 Workshop 1
Marie Willis
This workshop offers an introduction to the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Approach to Music Education:
Developing the person as a musician and the musician as a person.
Janet Channon
This vibrant collection of songs and activities for children aged 2-6 continues the Kids Music Company tradition of fun learning supported by well researched benefits to learning for the whole child. All songs involve active participation, developing fundamental movement skills through to enjoying songs about eating healthy food.
The resource will be available for purchase but purchase is not essential.
12.15 – 1.00 Lunch
1.00 – 2.15 Workshop 2
Judi Cranston
This practical workshop will include musical games and actionsongs, using instruments, tappers and bean bags. It alsoreinforces what children are learning when they are engaged in music making and how music profoundly affects our children’s brains.
Seiuli Luama Sauni
Teachers will participate in practical experiences using dance and music from different islands of the Pacific.
This workshop will focus on :
Introduction of simple traditional and contemporary styles of music and dance from 5 different islands of the Pacific – Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands, and Tokelau.
Using a culturally integrated approach to implement an exciting and enjoyable musical programme in ECE. Reference to Te Whariki Curriculum, and Pasifika Research.
Practice using Pasifika languages to help increase teacher competency when implementing music and dance with diverse learners.
2.15 – 2.30 Break
2.30 – 3.45 Workshop 3
Shirley Harvey
Many young children hear only recorded singing, often of songs beyond their developmental stage. They need
live models and plenty of repetition to develop basic singing skills and confidence. A variety of g ames can provide such opportunities.
Caroline Zeeman
Focus will be on the ukulele as an accompaniment to singing with easy strumming and simple picking techniques that can be used for various songs in early childhood. Ukulele in soundscapes to enable collaborative music making will be introduced.


Judi Cranston - Presenter

Judi Cranston is an educator, musician and composer of children's music. She is also the founder of KindyRock, and has over 25 years experience teaching in New Zealand classrooms and in the community.

Janet Channon - Presenter

Janet Channon with her business partner Wendy Jensen, set up Kids Music Company 22 years ago, providing classes for children and resources for teachers. She has extensive experience working with preschool children and leading workshops for teachers in NZ, Australia, Asia and the UK.

Shirley Harvey - Presenter

Shirley Harvey is a primary school teacher who is keen for all young children to experience singing as their first musical instrument. With training and experience in Orff and Kodaly pedagogy, she has worked with adults and children in both tertiary and early childhood settings.

Seiuli Luama Sauni - Presenter

Seiuli Luama Sauni lectures in the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland. She has over 30 years teaching experience in music education from early childhood, through to Primary and Tertiary sectors. Luama is currently responsible for the Early Childhood Pasifika Music, Dance, Drama & Visual Arts course using an integrated approach with student teachers.

Marie Willis - Presenter

Marie’s training in Dalcroze Eurhythmics has deeply enriched her life and her relationship to music. It continues to influence all her musical endeavours; music tutoring, music performance and her music therapy work. She has a BMus and a Master of Music Therapy.

Caroline Zeeman - Presenter

Caroline Zeeman runs 4 ukulele groups in Howick (“Ukes of Howick”) and teaches the ukulele at two local schools. She works on a weekly basis with young children from her music studio at home.



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