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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. Due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone the 2021 Conference to January 2022. However, we will still hold an online AGM via Zoom on 29 January 2021.

The 2020 Conference: Bridging Cultures – Beethoven 250 and Beyond 16-19 January 2020 at King’s College in Auckland 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. Members are able to access CPD Online videos of some of these insights. 

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. 

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Latest News

AGM 2021: Friday 29 January 4pm via Zoom

Jan 6, 2021

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand will be held on Friday 29th January… (more)

Covid-19 Daily Updates: Make Summer Unstoppable

Jan 5, 2021

Updated 18 January 2021 – PLEASE READ FULL TEXT     “Make Summer Unstoppable” – This summer will be our first under… (more)

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme

Jan 4, 2021

School Music Teachers (IRMTNZ members AND non-members): Do you need to refresh your Practising Certificate? IRMTNZ offers an online, TCANZ-approved, flexible TER programme.  If… (more)

UpSkill! Exclusive to IRMTNZ members

Jan 4, 2021

Boost your teaching – take UpSkill! our short online refresher course. Build online teaching skills, explore new teaching approaches, check out latest business guidelines…… (more)

New Year’s Honours 2021

Jan 2, 2021

We congratulate Dr. Glenda Keam, Head of Music at Canterbury University, for being awarded MNZM (Member of the New Zealand Order of… (more)

New Music Making Fields for registration

Jan 1, 2021

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

Facebook Page

Dec 20, 2020

Have you checked our Facebook page LearnMusicNZ – lots of news and information!   

CPD Online for Members

Dec 7, 2020

Members only: have you checked our CPD Online offerings? See details at Online CPD Instructions. We have added more videos after Conference… (more)

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020

Jul 8, 2020

We would like to congratulate Coreen Gray of Mt Maunganui who received the QSM (Queens Service Medal) for services to choral music…. (more)