WELCOME TO THE INSTITUTE OF REGISTERED MUSIC TEACHERS OF NZ
The Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand (IRMTNZ) is 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 produces a
Journal "Ritmico" three times
Our annual conference is usually held in January each year and includes the Annual General Meeting, seminars, workshops and performances, and provides an opportunity for professional development for attendees.
Conference 2017: January 17-21 College House Christchurch
The Christchurch Branch of IRMTNZ is looking forward to hosting IRMTNZ’s Conference 2017, from Tuesday 17 January to Saturday 21 January at College House, University of Canterbury. With the emphasis on construction, you will see many features of the rebuild of our city as we look into the life-long development of a musician.
We are pleased to announce our two international presenters – NZ pianist Read Gainsford, Professor of Piano at Florida State University, and prominent Australian violinist and teacher, Robin Wilson. Each will present a masterclass, several addresses and a recital. We also have a range of well-known local presenters, all experts in their fields.
One highlight will be an off-site day at our brand new music centre, ‘The Piano – Centre for Music and the Arts’, replacing the original Music Centre in Barbadoes Street. The two recitals featuring our international guests will be at venues new to many – the concert hall at The Piano, and the Transitional ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral respectively.
You will have the opportunity to take a bus tour around the city to see first-hand the progress made over the past few years. There will also be free time and you may like to watch performers in the International Buskers Festival at various locations around the city.
Planning is well underway and we hope that many IRMTNZ members will join us in Christchurch for an exciting and motivating start to 2017!
Year Book 2015/16
The online Year Book is now available.
1 contains general information, notice of the 2016 AGM,
previous AGM minutes, financial statements and the
Talkfest 2016 - Join the Conversation!
with John Drummond, Emeritus Professor, Otago
January 2016, CQ Hotels, Wellington
Gaining registration as an Associate member of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers is a worthwhile achievement and a qualification to hold proudly. The IRMTNZ welcomes applications for membership from music teachers. Associate membership is granted to those who have satisfied the Registration Board's criteria for registration. Provisional membership is granted to those who are close to completing the requirements for full registration. Students who have recently graduated with a music degree or music diploma are also welcome to apply as a Student Graduate, as a stepping stone to full Associate membership. Please see the Membership page for more details.
Professional Development Survey 2015
Active members are asked to complete the Professional Development Survey which can be accessed online here. This is compulsory for all Provisional Members, Student Graduates and those who attained Associate membership since 2013. It is not a requirement for Retired Members. The form is available here.
The Foundation Course is designed for musicians who have attained senior levels in practical and theory components and who wish to pursue a career in teaching music. It is a prerequisite to further advanced training courses. The Foundation Course consists of three parts, covering philosophy of learning and teaching; pedagogy technical skills; teaching methods and procedures; and establishing a music practice.
Student Graduates are encouraged to register for the course. Part Three may be taken by current AIRMT members for their own professional maintenance. For further details refer to the Professional Training page or contact the Foundation Course Coordinator, Wendy Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Intermediate Course helps 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. For further details refer to the Professional Training page or contact the Intermediate Course Coordinator, Wendy Hunt at email@example.com
The IRMTNZ offers the Diploma of the
Institute. There is no
closing date; applications will be accepted as they are received. Refer
DipIRMT Syllabus for more details, and also to the Ritmico
article on DipIRMT in Early Childhood Music that has been
written by a recent graduate of this diploma.
Conference 2015: Lilburn’s
Legacy: Fostering Musical