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Wed 6 Apr 2011, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Zeal, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Zeal West

Come and join us for the free artist collective on: Music Education 101. All you need to know about music education at a 'tertiary' level. Featuring speakers from the 4 main music education providers in Auckland. The panelists all have outstanding credentials (see bios below).

Free Red Bull and snacks.

Tama Waipara (Unitec)
Godfrey De Grut (The University of Auckland)
Dave Bishop (MAINZ)
Karsten Schwardt (SAE)

Tama Waipara:
(bio to come)

Godfrey De Grut:
- BMus, writer, arranger and multi instrumentalist.
- Co-wrote “Misty Frequencies” with Che Fu, winning the 2002 APRA Silver Scroll.
- String arranger and keyboardist for Brook Fraser’s multi platinum debut “What To Do With Daylight”.
- Arranged horns and performed keys for all Elemeno P albums and the debut Nesian Mystic album ”Polysaturated”.
- Recorded and /or toured with performers such as Scribe, Boh Runga, Carly Binding, Nathan Haines, Gin Wigmore, Opensouls, Seth Haapu, De ja Voodoo and the Rodger Fox Big Band.
- Currently working with Brooke Fraser, Anika Moa, and Tama Waipara.
- Producer for The Dukes debut album “Still Life” featuring the hit single “Vampires”.
- Professional fellow lecturer at the University of Auckland in popular music studies.
- Regular columnist for NZ Musician magazine providing analytical studies of NZ pop songs under the title “X-Factory”.
- Even played keyboards on a session for Kanye West.

Dave Bishop:
- 3 years as Head of Music at The Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand.
- 23 years of professional experience creating, producing and marketing New Zealand events, involving music, community recreation and the arts.
- Ex-event merchander for Seminal Advertising in Dublin, Ireland, including high profile acts such as Eminem, Justin Timberlake and Robbie Williams.
- Produced the 2002 New Zealand b-Net Awards, telecast on C4. Featuring New Zealand acts Salmonella Dub and the D4.
- 5 years as event organiser of Music In Parks, Auckland City Council, involving 75 music events per year.
- 23 years of professional experience as a guitarist, songwriter, singer, teacher, columnist and performer.
- Coordinates and teaches the Diploma in Music Event Management, the Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance and Diploma Contemporary Music Performance at The Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand.
- Guitar Columnist, New Zealand Musician Magazine, regular columnist for NZM magazine writing articles on the art of playing the guitar and song writing.

Karsten Schwardt:

- Audio Program Leader and Degree Co-ordinator at SAE Institute Auckland.
- BA (Hons) Recording Arts, Middlesex University London (1st Class).
- Diploma in Audio Engineering, SAE Institute.
- 25+ years of industry experience as studio, broadcast and live sound engineer in Germany and New Zealand.
- 14+ years of teaching experience at tertiary level.
- Frontman of Auckland band The Electric Era, released three albums.

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