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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.

The IRMTNZ holds annual national conferences which provide outstanding professional advice, collegial support and inspiration. Due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone the 2021 Conference to January 2022, but we held an online AGM via Zoom on 29 January 2021 which was attended by a large number of members. 

The 2020 Conference: Bridging Cultures – Beethoven 250 and Beyond 16-19 January 2020 at King’s College in Auckland was a fantastic opportunity for members from all over New Zealand to undertake professional development and network with their peers, as well as enjoy amazing musical performances and hear insights by Stephen De Pledge and the New Zealand String Quartet. The Judith Clark Memorial Address was given by Peter Walls and the Keynote Address by William Dart. Members are able to access CPD Online videos of some of these insights. 

COVID-19 response and updates

Please see the newsflash, on our Latest News banner on this page, which is updated daily on the current situation and what this means for our members. 


Latest News

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021

Jun 16, 2021

We congratulate IRMTNZ member Anita Prime of Upper Hutt on being awarded the Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) for services to youth and… (more)

Important Banking Information for All Members

May 26, 2021

A gentle reminder that IRMTNZ has recently moved its current accounts from ANZ to ASB Bank. Our new account number is 12-3148-0151669-00…. (more)

Covid-19 Daily Updates

May 26, 2021

Updated 21 June 2021 – PLEASE READ FULL TEXT   All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. You are legally… (more)

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme

Jan 26, 2021

School Music Teachers (IRMTNZ members AND non-members): Do you need to refresh your Practicing Certificate? IRMTNZ offers a TCANZ-approved, flexible TER programme in… (more)

UpSkill! Exclusive to IRMTNZ members

Jan 4, 2021

Boost your teaching – take UpSkill! our short online refresher course. Build online teaching skills, explore new teaching approaches, check out latest business guidelines…… (more)

New Year’s Honours 2021

Jan 2, 2021

We congratulate Dr. Glenda Keam, Head of Music at Canterbury University, for being awarded MNZM (Member of the New Zealand Order of… (more)

New Music Making Fields for registration

Jan 1, 2021

The IRMTNZ acknowledges the richness and diversity of the world’s musics and respects the value each has to its music makers and… (more)

Facebook Page

Dec 20, 2020

Have you checked our Facebook page LearnMusicNZ – lots of news and information!   

CPD Online for Members

Dec 7, 2020

Members only: have you checked our CPD Online offerings? See details at Online CPD Instructions. We have added more videos after Conference… (more)