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Learning Ideas Ltd is a company setup by Duncan and Sarah Ferguson to provide ear training,

theory/score reading and music technology resources primarily for New Zealand high school teachers.

We began our business in 2002 and we have sold resources to over 95% of New Zealand high schools.

Duncan is the Head of Music at St Andrew's College in Christchurch, New Zealand. In addition to this he

develops Music Technology exemplars for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and is a national moderator.

Duncan regularly runs teacher Professional Development courses for teachers all over New Zealand.

In 2019 Duncan was named Music Teacher of the Year | Kaiārahi Puoro o te Tau at the Vodafone Music Awards.

He is also a regular Keynote speaker at conferences in New Zealand and Australia including the Music EDnet DAYTiME conference and the national MENZA conference.


Duncan is proud to be part of the Apple Distinguished Educator programme.


Follow our blog for the latest trends in Music Technology in Education at

and find us on Twitter @learningideasnz

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