WMC Starts Tomorrow for Term 2!
Term 2 is here already! We've all been making so much wonderful music, we barely noticed the time go by. Thank you for joining us and getting the year off to a fantastic start, and we hope you've enjoyed your break!
Here's some important info and dates for the new term:
Classes at WMC resume on Saturday 29th April (that's tomorrow!)
Term 2 classes will have the same timetable as term 1 unless otherwise notified
There are no lessons on 3rd June for King's Birthday Weekend
We are launching our new Music Explorers class in term 2, more info below!
Enrolments are still open!
The new term is an excellent time to try a new instrument, and bring along younger siblings or friends! There are still places available in many of our classes, and you can explore the available classes on our website.
Introducing: Music Explorers
Wellington Music Centre's fun and playful new programme for ages 5-7!
We are delighted to announce that we are opening a new class called Music Explorers in term 2. This class is for our youngest children (ages 5-7) to get the best start in music by playing, singing, dancing, playing games, and having fun before choosing a specific instrument to learn. Kids will learn about music, melody and rhythm along the way, developing their listening skills and exploring music together every Saturday at 9:30am with our wonderful energetic ukulele tutor Anton.
This class is perfect for younger siblings of current students, or a fun supplementary class for younger kids currently learning an instrument at WMC. Enrolments are already open, so book a place on our website!
WMC at CubaDupa!
Wellington Music Centre prides itself on being deeply engaged in the music community in Pōneke Wellington, and nowhere was that more evident than at CubaDupa 2023, one of the country's biggest street festivals!
Many of our staff members were involved, both onstage and behind-the-scenes, but it was even more wonderful to see some WMC students involved in performances, singing and drumming alongside our fabulous percussion tutor Andreas Lepper. Bravo, WMC players!
Thank you Hanne!
When WMC needed to find a new host school in 2021, Norway-born singer-songwriter and organisational extraordinaire Hanne Jøstensen stepped up to the plate. It is not an overstatement to say that Wellington Music Centre may not be here without her enormous efforts. After countless hours of work helping us navigate this transition - and with her children grown out of the programme - Hanne has announced she is stepping down from the WMC board.
“I learned to play the trumpet in a group environment, a concert marching band. There’s a saying in Norwegian that in music, no-one’s allocated to the bench. You know, music can be arranged so that everyone, regardless of their skill level, can play a part in a group. There’s something wonderfully inclusive about that.”
Hanne’s main instrument is voice, but she also plays the trumpet, keys, and guitar. Her wonderful debut EP 'Watch Over Me' can be heard on Spotify, Bandcamp and Apple Music.
"What an incredible community the wider Wellington Music Centre is. So inspiring. Thank you to everyone involved, it’s been an honour. Please consider joining the Board. WMC doesn’t run itself. As with many after-school activities, it relies on some voluntary effort to continue at the level it’s currently operating at”.
Thank you Hanne for your exceptional work! Your guidance and wisdom will be sorely missed, and we wish you all the best with your future endeavours!
Time to start making music together!
We're so excited to get started for term 2, and we hope you are too.
As always, if you have any questions or need support, refer to our FAQ, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Liley & WMC Board