Online Music Workshops

Structuring a Secondary Music Program from Year 9 to Year 13 and Motifs to Masterpieces!

Motifs to Masterpieces:

There will be loads of new ideas shared and a pathway from beginner composers to year 13.

Structuring a secondary music program from Year 9 to Year 13.

This workshop is perfect to help getting started with your 2023 planning.

School Visits

School Visits

Our school visits are one of our most popular services. We will visit you in your school and can work with you in the following ways: teach a...

Mentoring and Advising

Mentoring and Advising

Another very popular service is mentoring and advising. New teachers have arguably one of the toughest jobs out there. And there’s no singular...



We run school holiday, one and two day workshops for teachers’ Professional Development and up-skilling. Please use the contact form to...

Virtual Services

Virtual Services

If you are in a remote location or it’s not convenient to visit you at your school, we can arrange Virtual Sessions to support you. Use the...

What teachers are saying:

My senior students were so inspired by your session and their compositions are blossoming!

"Thankyou for the opportunity for the composer presentation. I really enjoyed it and it was very helpful, I learnt a lot and will definitely use that when writing songs. Overall it was amazing, I learnt so much. Thankyou" Tahlia Year 9

You always run great PD's. Please keep them coming. You're great!


Workshop Content:

Your lessons are expertly sequenced and paced.

I attended a fantastic workshop and Music PD from Andrew Stopps where lots of fantastic new ideas and resources were shared with other music teachers who attended the PD , these resources will be very helpful when teaching composition in the classroom and I'm sure my students will enjoy also using them . The best workshop that I have attended this year ! and I look forward to future workshops.

"I really enjoyed finding out the process that musicians use and I would have loved to touch on lyric writing a tad more but all in all, it was an amazing learning opportunity." Miah Year 9


This was a really useful and engaging workshop, full of practical ideas for students to get composing. It was presented in a friendly and approachable way, and students had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in effective discussions about the compositional process.

I really enjoyed that we were able to learn from someone professional in the industry, being able to learn about the compositional process and how to create a song/composition that is meaningful and evokes a range of emotions. It was rewarding to be able to share our ideas and knowledge with him and build upon these in a supportive environment.  - Reo

THANKYOU SO MUCH!! Great resources and delivered in a friendly way. Excellent!

I so appreciate your generosity, enthusiasm, and expertise, Andrew. Thanks for being so open with us about all your experiences and for giving us lots of great resources to work with. Thanks!

Structuring a Music program was a great PD which I thoroughly enjoyed attending and I came out of it with great new ideas and a new fresh approach to implementing a new curriculum design . This is perfect timing with our Teacher Accord day coming up early next term , where we have been asked to make decisions and develop material for our new Year 11 Music course next year.

The students all found the advice helpful and clear and are all looking forward to another one. They really enjoyed the opportunity for feedback on student work. Your approachable nature.


Teaching Skills vs Standards

Teaching Skills vs Standards

When planning courses and units for NCEA music, do you think about which standards you will offer and then write your course? Or do you think about what skills you want your students to gain during the year and then match the standards to the skills?

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Schools we have worked with

St Mary’s College Wellington
Saint Kentigern College
Manawatu College
Waiau Area School
Taradale High School
Iona College
Horowhenua College
Selwyn College
William Colenso College
Hamilton Christian School
Mount Hutt College
Ruapehu College
Lytton High School
St Dominic’s College
Katikati College
Waiopehu College
Kaikorai Valley College
Te Wharekura o Ruatoki
Tarawera High School
Western Springs College
Okaihau College
Wesley College
De La Salle College
KingsWay School
Rodney College
St Cuthbert’s College
Liston College
Marist College
Takapuna Grammar School
Avondale College
Kerikeri High School
Faith Lutheran College (Australia)
Trinity College (Australia)
St. Mary’s College Auckland