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The Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand

Welcome to LearnMusicNZ, the website of the New Zealand Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMTNZ). Whether you are looking for a music teacher, or want to become a registered music teacher, or are a music teacher wishing to connect with others, or simply find out what we do, this is the place to be.

Music is a fundamental part of most people’s lives. We enjoy listening to it. And anyone can learn to make music, which has its own special rewards. As music teachers, we want to encourage people to make music, and to do it well. Our registered music teachers are qualified personally and professionally.

We are a professional organisation which supports music teachers by providing regular professional development opportunities and upholding standards of excellence in the teaching of the art of music.

Latest News

New DBM: Louise Drummond

Jun 18, 2018

Council congratulates Louise Drummond on her being awarded Distinguished Branch Member of the Otago Branch. Louise is very active in the Otago… (more)

Elaine Sharman QSM – R.I.P.

Jun 13, 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Elaine Sharman QSM of Lower Hutt passed away on June… (more)

Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018

Jun 12, 2018

We congratulate the following IRMTNZ members: Mrs Julie Christine Wylie of Christchurch, awarded MNZM (Member of NZ Order of Merit) for services… (more)

New Honorary Fellow – Katherine Austin

May 27, 2018

Council is delighted that Katherine Austin, Pianist, has accepted the invitation to become an Honorary Fellow of the Institute (HonFIRMT). As an… (more)

Conference 2019 January 21-25 in Dunedin: “Southern Themes and Variations: A Joyful Celebration of Music”

May 16, 2018

Southern Themes and Variations: A Joyful Celebration of Music  21-25 January 2019 St Margaret’s College, Otago University, Dunedin. Our themes are Celebrating… (more)

New Honorary Fellow – Gillian Ansell MNZM

May 8, 2018

Council is delighted that Gillian Ansell, MNZM, has accepted the invitation to become an Honorary Fellow of the Institute (HonFIRMT). As an… (more)

Ian le Clerc Harvey, MNZM, Life Member – R.I.P.

May 3, 2018

Ian le Clerc Harvey MNZM, one of our Life Members, passed away on 30th April 2018. Ian was President of the Federation of… (more)

IRMTNZ Teacher Training Library

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) for teachers who need to renew their provisional practising certificate

Feb 2, 2018

The Ministry of Education subsidy to cover the cost of this course to participants has now been extended for a further three… (more)

New Years Honours 2018 List

Jul 26, 2017

We congratulate Graeme Richard Wallis of Christchurch, an IRMTNZ Member, who was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services… (more)