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Music for Life Newsletter - Term One 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Kia ora tātou kātoa, nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Term 1! Amazing that autumn is upon us and we are most of the way through the first term already.


We welcome back our tutors from 2017 and also welcome Brenda to Rotorua Music School. If you are unable to get to a lesson you can email us on rotoruamusicschool2@gmail.com or text your tutor directly on:
Jackie: 021.1959.44
Glenys: 021.0392591
Kata: 022.3773654
Anna: 027.3049441
Kate: 021.1441113
Bill: text Jackie
Brenda: text Jackie


Rotorua Music School has a 32 week year. The way we structure this in relation to the four school terms is 9-9-9-5. So that’s nine weeks of music lessons for the first three terms, and five in the fourth, trying to minimise disruption to what is usually a busy school term.


Thanks to all those families that have already paid their fee’s for the term/year. Rotorua Music School does offer a discount if fee’s for the year are paid by the end of Term 1, so there are still a few weeks to take advantage of this.


'Essential Elements'
Eb Alto Sax - book one
Hardly used - good condition
$15 call/text Ange 0274422475

If you have any musical instruments or equipment you would like to sell, you are welcome to advertise them here, free of charge. Please send any details about your item, the condition it is in, cost, and your preferred contact details to: rotoruamusicschool2@gmail.com or message our Facebook page.


We hold approximately two-three meetings a term and are always keen to have new faces along. Our meetings are around an hour long but are important to keep things ticking over and satisfy our Ministry of Education and Charities Commission requirements.
If you’re interested in joining the committee or coming along to meet us and find out a bit more, keep an eye on our Facebook page for meeting dates. These are usually held at Abracadabra on a Thursday night at 6 p.m.


Students past and present from our ukulele class with Glenys have already performed twice this year - at the opening of our new library, Te Aka Mauri, and again at Children’s Day in the Redwoods, performing with ukulele students from Rotorua Children’s Art House.
It’s always amazing to participate in events like these - to see our tamariki’s confidence grow in both their musical and performance ability, and how much pleasure it brings to the audience - music really is a language that everyone can speak.
Students have another opportunity to perform later in the year, so we will keep you informed.


We love hearing from our music school whanau so if you have any questions, suggestions or feedback please let us know.