Clare is a music educator on the North Shore, Auckland and teaches piano, marimba, ukulele, recorder, choir and Orff Schulwerk for children and adults at home, in local schools and in the community. Clare teaches at Target Rd School and Mairangi Bay School.
Clare is involved with ONZA (Orff New Zealand Aotearoa), where she organises the Marimba Festival and Marimba Camp each year and many Workshops for teachers around NZ.
Her ukulele classes for adults are very popular. ‘UkuBays’ ukulele classes cater for children, beginner and intermediate adult players.
Clare runs music workshops for children and teachers around NZ and Australia.
Clare has enjoyed working with Caro to produce their first two CDs and resource books and the opportunity to share the love of music with all ages.
She loves performing with ‘North of Bombay’ Ukulele group. Visit us on facebook.
Clare’s new website is: www.claremccormack.co.nz
Caro has been a music educator for the last 10 years in Howick, Auckland. She teaches guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, recorder and flute from her studio at home. She works two days a week as a music specialist at St. Mark’s Catholic School where she teaches year 1-6 classes and runs the Marimba and Ukulele groups.
Caroline uses the “Orff Schulwerk” method of teaching both at home and at school. “Imagination, Improvisation, Creativity and Fun” are the four keywords in Caro’s approach to music. Growing up in The Netherlands, she started with the recorder when she was 11 years old, moved on to flute a few years later and she taught herself to play the guitar.
Caro has been writing music since the age of 14 and took a little break when she moved to New Zealand 22 years ago with her husband and worked in the tourism industry. At home with a young family though, made her pick up her instruments again and she has never looked back. Caro has been an active member of ONZA since it started up in 2003. Caro’s music has been inspired by groups like: Focus, Earth and Fire, Flairck (Dutch Groups) and loves listening to: Emiliana Torrini, John Butler Trio, Katie Melua and Bjork.
Working on this CD with Clare has been a fantastic experience! She loves making up songs and hopes to do lot more in the future!!!