Teacher Training in Music Technology

MIDI & Composition

Using the new Music Technology Unit Standards with composition

Does musical jargon such as MIDI sequencing, synthesisers, oscillators, samplers, filters, MIDI continuous controllers and other such language make you feel scared to offer music technology opportunities to your students? Or do you feel you have a good grasp of music technology, but feel there are some gaps in your knowledge you would like to have filled?


If so, then these workshops might be just what you need to build your confidence to provide more opportunities for your students to create and compose using the latest technology. We will cover:

  • How to teach the new NZQA Music Tech Unit standards

  • Overview the software necessary to teach the standards (all of it free)

  • How to incorporate these technology standards (which have A/M/E and contribute to course endorsement) with achievement standards in composition for Project Based Learning


We are very lucky that NZQA have just released some fantastic new MIDI technology unit standards that we are able to offer to our students this year.  We have just produced some new resources to assist you with the teaching of these unit standards. However, if you would like to get some quality instruction around MIDI/Music technology then join Duncan Ferguson as he takes you through all three levels of these new unit standards using free software that you will be able to download prior to the course.


Please register by clicking here.




Thursday 6 May

Rongotai College


Tuesday 4 May

SAE Institute


Saturday 8 May
St Andrew's College

Cost: $159 + GST 
All workshops run from 9.30am–2.30pm - each venue will be available from 9am for setting up your laptops and MIDI controllers.

Payment is due on receipt of invoice and must be paid

in advance. No refunds will be given for non-attendance.

Please note: morning tea will be provided but you will need to provide your own lunch.


Dunedin and Auckland Workshops in April 2019

“I enjoyed the workshop, it was informative and interactive.

I am planning my term 2 classes directly based on what I've learned.”