Category Archives: Concerts

North of Bombay goes South

north of bClare and Caroline are members of the Ukulele Performing group – North of Bombay

Along with Millie and Terry Locke, Philippa Drake, Dan McCormack and Tony Ramsay, we are travelling to the SouthIsland in January 2012.

We will be performing together, doing ukulele workshops and running Quiz nights and performing.

Our Tour Dates: (book under Workshop Registrations)

Dunedin ‘The Church’ 5 Jan 7.30pm $10 door charge

Alexandra ‘Earnscelugh Hall’ 6 Jan – book online here for workshop – Workshop Registrations. If you want to attend the concert please email 4.30pm workshop 7.30pm Concert

Queenstown ‘Pig and Whistle’ 7 Jan 5pm

Wanaka ‘Rippon Vineyard’ 8 Jan 3.30pm

Wanaka workshop 9 Jan 4.30pm – Scout Hall Eely Point – book online here for workshop – Workshop Registrations

Invercargill ‘Cabbage Tree Hall’ 10 Jan – book online here for Workshop and/or  Quiz/North of Bombay Concert evening 4.30pm workshop 7.30pm Quiz and Concert

Dunedin ‘Carey’s Bay Hotel’ 12 Jan – book online here for Workshop and/or Quiz/North of Bombay Concert evening 4.30pm workshop 7.30pm Quiz and Concert

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C-Change Performs at Ukulele Festivals

C-Change have been performing at the recent Ukulele Festivals.

At the Hawkes Bay Ukulele Fest, Opera House, Hastings on the 21 November, we ran an intermediate level workshop to 25+ keen uke players.

NZ Ukulele Festival, Trust Stadium, Waitakere – Saturday 27 November. C-Change are performing, running workshops in the Beginners tent and we have a large group of adult ukulele students performing in the Great Uke Play-along.

C-Change on Tour

Share and Care on the Marimba

Share and Care on the Marimba

After our adventures in OZ, Clare and I embarked on another journey: our NZ tour!

In the last 8 weeks we have done some workshops in Auckland and Hamilton. We have been pleasantly surprised by the good turn out to all of these sessions and especially by the enthusiasm and support we have received by the participants. It is great when people are positive and encouraging about what you do!

Some of the comments teachers made about our workshops were:

“I have had so much fun today”

” I enjoyed every single minute of it”

“Good work girls, it is great to try some new, fresh material that I can use in the classroom.”

“Thanks for the course – great presentation from you both, and makes me more enthusiastic to go for it. Staff liked the report back, and are looking to have more music in the classes”

“I have been doing ‘Value Yourself’ as an assembly song. It works very well. It is great that it is so easy to sing, which means the whole school can join in. I have also had fun asking the children what they think it means. My favourite answer was from a 5 year old who said “It means, I’m really special”

We are very busy meeting deadlines at the moment for our Christmas story with CD and organising our next workshops which will take place in:

Palmerston North 17 April

Napier 1 May

Wellington 23 May

Christchurch 3 July

ECCPA Conference August in Melbourne

If you haven’t been to one of them and are in the neighbourhood, please come along – you will not be disappointed.

Musically Yours – Caro and Clare

C-Change performs at Ukulele Festival

Caro and Clare performed some of their original material at the Auckland Ukulele Festival on 21 November.

Breakfast in Manila and Cupcakes, with many of their ukulele students joining them for ‘Colours of Aotearoa’.

C-Change are planning their tour of workshops for teachers throughout NZ and Australia.

January will see them at the ANCOS (Orff Schulwerk) Conference in Adelaide.

Workshops planned so far – Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington, Napier……watch this space.

Community Music

Caroline and Clare are experienced musicians and music educators.

They have been trained in the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education. This music and movement approach has been developed by Carl Orff (composer of Carmina Burana).

We use body percussion, non-melodic instruments eg: shakers, drums, claves, woodblocks and melodic instruments eg: xylophones, glockenspiels, marimbas.

More about Community Music that we can offer: Continue reading