The Foundation Course is designed for musicians who have attained senior levels in practical and theory components and wish to pursue a career in teaching music.
Please read the Foundation Course Summary document for information about course objectives, learning outcomes, time frame and course outline. The Foundation Course Registration Form is also available. If you live in the Auckland area, consider applying for the Thelma Gordon Scholarship Grant (please contact the Auckland branch for details.)
This course helps course participants acquire and apply a wide range of technical skills relating to pedagogy and teaching methods for the candidate’s chosen instrument at the Grade 4 – 5 level and follows on from the Foundation Course.
This course follows on from the Intermediate Course and covers networking, pedagogy and detailed studies of music types. Participants must commit to three phases of study and a practical workshop day.
IRMTNZ Teacher Training Library
IRMTNZ members may borrow library books, videos, CDs and DVDs from the list for $7.00 per item (inclusive of GST) which covers the postage and packaging. If borrowing items in person, the charge is $5.00 per item (inclusive of GST). To obtain these, please contact the Librarian:
513 Whitehead Road
Click here to view and save the Library List April 2018 (PDF).
Please send your name, address, phone number and email address where possible, and include your cheque ($7.00 per item) made out to Wendy Hunt, IRMT Library, with your order. The item will be forwarded with a tax invoice. Rental is for one month from the receipt of the cheque and the item must be returned in a postage pre-paid bubble envelope at the borrower’s expense.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors (in particular Piano Traders Limited) in providing vouchers, welcome gift packs and graduation packs to our Course Participants.