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Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand | Ako Puoro 
Nau mai, haere mai!

Do you teach music or want to teach music? Are you looking for a music teacher? We can help you!

The  Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand (IRMTNZ) | Ako Puoro is Aotearoa New Zealand’s only 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

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


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Nov 23, 2021

The COVID-19 Protection Framework – The Government has announced the next stage of the COVID-19 response plan to provide a pathway out of… (more)

Public Health Response Order for Mandatory Vaccinations for Education

Nov 11, 2021

11 November 2021 Following our advice to members on 15 October 2021 regarding vaccinations (posted on our Home Page and in our… (more)

Covid-19 Daily Updates

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Updated 25 November 2021 – IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ FULL TEXT     The COVID-19 Protection Framework – The Government has announced the… (more)

Easy Tunes for Tamariki – Call for Scores for Beginner Violin and Cello

Nov 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)

Education Sector: Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccinations

Oct 15, 2021

October 15 2021 (Please see updated advice dated 11 November 2021) IMPORTANT NEWS FOR TEACHERS: The Government has mandated that only staff… (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

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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 Music Making Fields for registration

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