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:

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.

Workshop Content:

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.

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 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

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!

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

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!

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.

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


Your lessons are expertly sequenced and paced.


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

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