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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. We have just held the 2020 Conference: Bridging Cultures – Beethoven 250 and Beyond 16-19 January 2020 at King’s College in Auckland, which 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. 

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


Mar 17, 2020

Updated 25/5/2020  PLEASE READ FULL TEXT New Zealand currently has 1,504 total cases (confirmed and probable) of COVID-19. There are 1,154 confirmed… (more)

AGM 2020: New Life Members

Jan 30, 2020

We congratulate Rae Patterson of Whangarei and Sharon Martin of Auckland who were appointed as new Life Members at the AGM 2020… (more)

New Music Making Fields for registration

Jan 18, 2020

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

New: IRMTNZ Teacher Upskill Course

Jan 18, 2020

For IRMTNZ members – an upskill course designed to help you develop good business practice, lesson planning, health and safety and resource… (more)

New Year Honours List 2020

Jan 3, 2020

We congratulate the following IRMTNZ members upon being awarded honours in the New Year Honours List 2020: – Ms Gillian Margaret Bibby of Wellington,… (more)

CPD Online is here!

Dec 5, 2019

CPD Online is here! See details at Online CPD Instructions. We will be adding more videos after Conference 2020 and most of… (more)

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme

Oct 24, 2019

Do you need to renew your Provisional Practicing Certificate? IRMTNZ has developed an approved TER programme for music teachers which has been… (more)

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Jul 23, 2019

We now have a Facebook page LearnMusicNZ – check it out!