We run 30-minute, weekly, music sessions, for young tamariki and their whānau, in six different venues, around Ōtautahi/Christchurch.
Our sessions are an Outreach Music programme, as we work with community-based organisations, in a suburban setting, to help connect local whānau with the organisations, and their mahi.
We charge a nominal fee of $30 per child, per term. Both of these considerations help with our kaupapa/purpose to make our sessions accessible and affordable to all.
We now also offer Casual spots at each venue, each week, at $3 per child, per session, throughout the term. Casuals will still need to register (and prepay online) for these sessions, please.
The sessions are bilingual Māori and run to the same format, with the same waiata, each week, for the whole term. Our whakaaro/reason for this is simple… tamariki learn through repetition, and we believe the consistency in keeping to the same music set each term, helps both child and caregiver to learn the kupu/words and actions for the waiata. We believe it helps to solidify the reo/language that is being introduced, too – which is always so awesome to hear being sung by the tamariki!
Check out the venue info, below. If you have any questions, please contact us, here.
Mondays, 10.30am – TERM 4 – 16 Oct-27 Nov [No session on 23 Oct, Labour Day]
New Brighton Union Church Hall, 24 Union Street (entrance on Collingwood Street)
Tuesdays, 9.30am – TERM 4 – 17 Oct-28 Nov
Mount Pleasant Community Centre Hall, 3 McCormack’s Bay Road
Tuesdays, 10.30am – TERM 4 – 17 Oct-28 Nov
Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre Hall (upstairs), 14-16 Wakefield Avenue
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – TERM 4 – 18 Oct-29 Nov
St Marks Methodist Church Hall, 5 Somerfield Street
Wednesdays, 10:30am – TERM 4 – 18 Oct-29 Nov
Beckenham Methodist Church Hall, 52 Martin Avenue (Hall entrance)
Thursdays, 9:30 am – TERM 4 – 19 Oct-30 Nov
Empower Church Auditorium, 140 Springfield Road
"He hari he koa taku moko i tae atu i ngā Rāhina. Tūmeke kōrua."
- Annie Anderson
"These two ladies are incredible. So kind and talented and a wonderful way with little ones :) Their music class has helped my little one grow and nurture a love for song and music."
- Charlie Batcheolor
"Siu & Leah have amazing music skills and are really caring people and love kids. They'll get you singing along without realising you are."
- Jillian Dickinson
"Awesome class for preschoolers, very nice music, get the kids engaged and the girls are great!!"
- Gabriel Ribeiro
"Such as awesome programme. We love having you at Sumner and Redcliffs!"
- Eddie Hayes
"Lovely people and very talented musicians. These sessions are thoroughly enjoyed by preschoolers and their parents. They are fantastic at engaging the children in their music."
- Christine Gundersen