Search on for mu­sic teacher of the year

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STAFF RE­PORTER Schools and com­mu­ni­ties in South­land are be­ing asked to nom­i­nate mu­sic teach­ers or mentors for New Zealand’s in­au­gu­ral Mu­sic Teacher of the Year award.

Or­gan­ised by Recorded Mu­sic NZ and the NZ Mu­sic Com­mis­sion, the award will be pre­sented as part of the 2018 Voda­fone New Zealand Mu­sic Awards in Novem­ber.

Recorded Mu­sic chief ex­ec­u­tive Damian Vaughan said many artists who make it to the mu­sic awards stage credit a mu­sic teacher or men­tor as in­stru­men­tal in their de­vel­op­ment.

‘‘The award will cel­e­brate the ex­cep­tional in­flu­ence mu­sic teach­ers have on our chil­dren, not only in es­tab­lish­ing the foun­da­tions of ca­reers in mu­sic but by pro­vid­ing a pos­i­tive and long-last­ing im­pact on their lives.

‘‘We need to cel­e­brate the peo­ple who make this pos­si­ble.’’

The teacher or men­tor must have run a mu­sic pro­gramme be­tween June 2017 and the end of May this year to be el­i­gi­ble for the award.

Nom­i­na­tions close at 5pm on June 15. More in­for­ma­tion: nz­mu­si­cawards.co.nz/ mu­sicteacher/

The award will cel­e­brate the ex­cep­tional in­flu­ence mu­sic teach­ers have on our chil­dren.

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