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New resource for Christmas

Caro and I have re-recorded ‘Shepherds on a Lonely Hill’ ready for Christmas.

A new resource is available which includes a new recording (in a new key of G), words and chord chart (song is great for ukulele), comic strip story line, ideas for adding ostinato and harmony parts, ideas for use in the classroom

Only $10. Order today.IMG_0610

Behind Bars launch

C-Change is proud to launch their new resource – Behind Bars

12 captivating tunes for marimba

at the Tui Tuituia Music conference in January 2013

Tunes for beginner marimba players to more advanced


Workshops in January, February, March 2013

7-10 January Tui Tuituia Conference, Waikato University

2 March Auckland, Target Rd School, Glenfield – enrol now!

14 March, New Plymouth, Musicworks – enrol now!


Marimba Festival in The Cloud

Uke Play Off

The popular Uke Play Off returns in 2012

Saturday 30 June 7pm $12

Ponsonby Primary School Hall, Curran St, Ponsonby

This is an event organised by C-Change, as a fundraiser for the Ukulele Festival 2nd stage

Community groups performing:

UkuBays, Ukes of Howick, Shorecooleles, Waiakekey Ukulele Orchestra, Strumpets and Strummers, The Lost Chords, ELELUKU, Hibiscus Ukes, Ukes on Fire.

Special guests: North of Bombay

Special Judges: Maria Winder and Mary Helen Solomon

Prizes and Raffles

2012 – a ukulele workshop coming in March

Hello everyone

After our wonderful start to the year, with our South Island Tour with North of Bombay, we are now organising a ukulele workshop and performance night with the Big Muffin Serious Band on Saturday 24 March. Please register on the ‘Workshop Registration’ page.

Gerard Hudson photo muffins

Uke Play Off

15 July saw 9 Community Ukulele groups gather at the Grey Lynn Community Centre for a Uke Play Off.

Max Cryer and Mary Cornish were the judges.

Ukulele groups performing:

North of Bombay – guest performers

Wednesdays – 1st

Ukes of Howick

Ukubays – 3rd


Waiakekey Ukulele Orchestra – 2nd

Strummers and Strumpets

Grey Lynn Garden Band

St Lukes Ukes

Fantastic night of music and sharing. Money $1720 raised for NZ Ukulele Trust.

PHOTOS – See column on right

Home for Christmas is out !

C-Change launches it’s newest resource ‘Home for Christmas’

Written by Caroline

Illustrations by Caroline

Singing and Narration by Clare and Danielle

A musical story about a little lost sheep who finds her way back home just in time for Christmas.

With each new animal that helps Barbara, there is a new instrument introduced to the song.

Ideal for Christmas presents, and for end of year junior productions.

South Island Tour for C-Change

C-Change starts their South Island Tour in Christchurch on the 25 January and finishes in Blenheim on the 7 February.

They will be presenting the ‘Colours’¬† workshop for teachers and the ‘Okeley Dokeley Ukulele’ workshop for ukulele enthusiasts.

Tour dates and venues:

Christchurch 25 January

Timaru 26 January

Oamaru 27 January

Invercargill 28 January

Dunedin 29 January

Alexandra 31 January

Hokitika 3 February

Nelson 5 February

Blenheim 7 February

Enrol now.

C-Change in Australia

Clare and Caro in the Clare Valley, Adelaide

Clare and Caro in the Clare Valley, Adelaide

Clare and Caro have just returned from Adelaide, presenting at the ANCOS (Australian Orff Conference). They had a great time meeting musicians and teachers from around the world. It has been an inspiring time. They were thrilled to be able to present their ‘Colours’ workshop. New songs have been written despite the 42deg heat! Watch this space for more C-Change resources!

Caro has been working on her Christmas story and artwork.

'Blendy' at the Blends Conference 2010

‘Blendy’ at the Blends Conference 2010

Clare has been working on ukulele songs and workshops around NZ.

C-Change on tour 2010

Auckland 13 Feb and 4 March

Hamilton 13 March

Palmerston North 17 April

Napier 1 May

Wellington 23 May