Whaowhia te mātauranga – fill the basket of knowledge
Designed to be taken independently or in succession, our three key training courses are complementary and together cover all levels of student learning. Our courses:
- Are provided by distance learning
- Have flexible start dates and time frames
- Are tailored to your needs and are relevant to your chosen instrument
- Can be taken by members and non-members IRMTNZ.
Our Foundation Course is designed for musicians who have attained advanced practical and theoretical skills and wish to pursue a career in teaching music.
Our Auckland, Waikato and Christchurch Branches offer scholarships to teachers in their respective areas for enrolment in our Foundation Course:
- Auckland – Thelma Gordon Scholarship
- Waikato – Betty Dunbar Scholarship
- Christchurch – Merle Henry Scholarship
Please contact the relevant branch secretary for details, terms and conditions.
Our Intermediate Course helps participants acquire and apply a wide range of technical skills relating to pedagogy for their chosen instrument at Grades 4 – 5.
Our Advanced Course covers networking, pedagogy and detailed studies of music forms and genres. Participants must commit to three phases of study and a practical workshop day.
From books on pedagogy by internationally acclaimed music educators to filmed recitals by some of our most beloved musicians, the IRMTNZ library is well worth browsing. Items are available to members and teacher training course participants for their Continuous Professional Development and enjoyment.
There is no charge for course participants to borrow library items while they are working on course assignments.
To borrow an item please contact our Librarian and Course Coordinator:
513 Whitehead Road
Please send Wendy your name, postal address, phone number and email. Rental is for one month and the item must be returned in a bubble envelope at the borrower’s expense.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors for providing items for our course welcome gift packs and graduation packs to our Course Participants.