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Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand | Ako Puoro

Want to Learn or Teach Music? We can help you!

The  Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand (IRMTNZ) | Ako Puoro is Aotearoa New Zealand’s professional organisation for all private music teachers, established by an Act of Parliament. 

We set standards for teaching and support music teachers to build and maintain professional, successful teaching practices, for the benefit of themselves and their students. IRMTNZ registration endorses you as a music teacher, provides a friendly collegial support network, essential professional development and student performance opportunities throughout Aotearoa NZ. Join us here

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. IRMTNZ members are professionally and personally qualified to teach people to make music and do it well. Find a teacher here

The IRMTNZ holds annual national conferences with noted presenters and great networking. We also offer a range of distance learning music teacher training courses. Members receive professional guidance and advice through our Code of Ethics and other key documents, including our Student Safety Policy and Privacy Policy. In its operations, IRMTNZ recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi and the special place of the tangata whenua and te reo Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga – fill the basket of knowledge


Latest News

Covid-19 Daily Updates

Aug 19, 2021

Updated 18 September 2021 – IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ FULL TEXT   Auckland remains at Alert Level 4 until at least 11:59… (more)

Call for Scores for Beginner Violin and Cello

Aug 6, 2021

Wellington Branch IRMTNZ invites submissions of scores for beginner violin and cello students. The Branch is planning to publish Easy Tunes for… (more)

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme

Jul 1, 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)

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)

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)