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Our Training Courses

The Institute has developed training courses for studio music teachers which are open to members and non-members. This flowchart illustrates a professional development pathway for members and non-members.

Christine Hudson (Provisional member): “By doing the IRMTNZ Foundation Teacher Training Course, I discovered that teaching music isn’t just about knowing music or how to play music …This Course has helped me improve my ability to become a very good music teacher and to run a successful business. I highly recommend this Course to anyone who is thinking about teaching music“.   
 
Erin Cormack  (Associate member): “I enrolled in the IRMTNZ Foundation Course to increase my confidence and knowledge of music teaching, and it delivered …   I feel I have developed a sound foundation that has set me up well for my next steps.”
 
Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors in providing vouchers, welcome gift packs and graduation packs to our Course Participants.

                                                                                                    


Find out more about our training courses:

Refresh Course for Members – for members wishing to earn continuous professional development (CPD) points 

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme – for teachers who need to renew their provisional practising certificate.

Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Courses – for musicians who have attained senior levels in practical and theory components and wish to pursue a career in teaching music

IRMTNZ Teacher Training Library

IRMTNZ Teacher Training LibraryIRMTNZ members may borrow library books, videos, CDs and DVDs from the list for $6.50 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:

Wendy Hunt
513 Whitehead Road
Hastings 4120

Tel: (06) 878 8297
Email:

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 ($6.50 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.

New – Refresh Course for Members

Refresher Course for studio music teachers – in the form of self-directed distance learning with one Contact Workshop.
This course gives IRMTNZ members the opportunity to earn CPD points by attending the course, 
or presenting, facilitating or demonstrating at the Contact Workshop.

Foundation Course

Note: if you need to renew your provisional practicing certificate, you need to do the Teacher Education Refresh  (TER) programme.

Accessible   Affordable    Achievable   Affirming

See IRMT Refresh Course Summary for details and apply using the IRMT Refresh Course Registration Form 

All inquiries should be directed to Course Coordinator, Wendy Hunt, at

 

 

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme

Teacher Education RefreshIRMTNZ, in conjunction with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and MENZA, has developed a TER programme for Music teachers which has been running since the beginning of 2017. This is for teachers who need to renew their provisional practising certificate.

The course has 4 modules, covering Curriculum Assessment, Planning and Teaching, Tomorrows learning Communities (including health and safety), Professional Teacher Practices, and Cultural Competence. It is delivered largely online, in an independent learning style, and with flexible timeframes negotiable to suit the needs and interests of the candidates. Every effort has been made to keep costs to a minimum and relevance to the individual candidate paramount.

IRMT TER Registration Form here
Course details are available from Wendy Hunt at

The Ministry of Education has extended the subsidy to cover the cost of this course to eligible participants to July 2019. Please contact Wendy Hunt at  to check whether you qualify for this and to enroll.

NOTE : If you are a Music teacher teaching on a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) TER does not apply to you. You will need to send your application for a LAT to the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand in the usual way.  Please see  The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand  website for more details. 

 

Foundation Course

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 Registration Form is also available. If you live in the Auckland area, consider applying for the Thelma Gordon Scholarship Grant.

All inquiries should be directed to Course Coordinator, Wendy Hunt, at

Christine Hudson (Provisional member): “By doing the IRMTNZ Foundation Teacher Training Course, I discovered that teaching music isn’t just about knowing music or how to play music …This Course has helped me improve my ability to become a very good music teacher and to run a successful business. I highly recommend this Course to anyone who is thinking about teaching music.
 
Erin Cormack  (Associate member): “I enrolled in the IRMTNZ Foundation Course to increase my confidence and knowledge of music teaching, and it delivered …   I feel I have developed a sound foundation that has set me up well for my next steps.”

Intermediate Course

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.

Please read the Intermediate Course Summary document for information about course objectives, learning outcomes, time frame and course outline. The Registration Form is also available. 

All inquiries should be directed to Course Coordinator, Wendy Hunt, at


Advanced Course

Advanced CourseThis 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.

Please read the Advanced Course Summary document for information. The Registration Form is also available.

All inquiries should be directed to Course Coordinator, Wendy Hunt, at