Did you know that music making is part of what makes humans human? 

Every culture makes music. Not only that, every past culture has made music too. Musical instruments are amongst the oldest man-made objects ever found! Music gets under your skin. It creates strong feelings. And it creates strong memories. Music is a language. It is a language for all humans. It is a language that is there when normal language is of little use.

Music is a powerful form of expression that recognises, values, and contributes to the unique bicultural and multicultural character of Aotearoa New Zealand, enriching the lives of all New Zealanders.

Learning in, through, and about music stimulates creative action and response by engaging and connecting thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings. By participating in music, students? personal well-being is enhanced. As students express and interpret ideas within creative, aesthetic, and technological frameworks, their confidence to take risks is increased. Specialist studies enable students to contribute their vision, abilities, and energies to arts initiatives and creative industries.