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‘April Refresher’ Mini-Conference

Events ‘April Refresher’ Mini-Conference

  • 2020 04 IRMTNZ Mini Conference

22nd April 2020 The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch Central City 8011, Christchurch Print this page Email a friend

‘April Refresher’ Mini-Conference

For those unable to get to Conference 2020 in Auckland, the Christchurch Branch of IRMTNZ is holding a mini-conference from Wednesday April 22nd – Friday April 24th 2020.

A major professional development event for 2020 and is effectively a mini conference with all sessions to be held at The Piano, Armagh St. 

There will be masterclasses for piano (Katherine Austin), strings – James Tennant, and Flute (Anthony Ferner). The guest presenter is Nick Peterson from Australia who will speak on a range of topics relevant to all music teachers – not just piano!

Please see the programme for details, link to registration form, bios, pricing and general information, including accommodation. All music teachers are very welcome to attend, you do not have to be an IRMTNZ member.

You can also email: for further information.


Wednesday, 22nd April - Piano & Cello
Thursday 23rd April – Flute

Katherine Austin Piano  James Tennant Cello  Anthony Ferner Flute


Guest Presenter – Nick Peterson

Nick Peterson

Sessions – Friday 24th April Click here for Session descriptions 

  • Teaching versus Educating 
  • Equipping Superior Sightreading 
  • Insights to Revitalise Music Teaching 
  • Mastering Rhythm Reading 
  • Simplifying Complex Metres  

As a performer, composer and author of numerous books and resources in the field of music teaching, Nick Peterson is an inspirational music educator who draws from a wealth of knowledge gained from over 40 years of experience as a dedicated musician. 







Full registration: 22nd – 24th April* 

IRMTNZ member: $100 

Non IRMTNZ: $130 

*Please note that this does not include the Austin-Tennant duo concert which can be booked separately using this link: Austin-Tennant Concert Tickets 



Masterclasses: Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th April 


IRMTNZ member: $25

Non IRMTNZ: $35

Students & Masterclass participants: $15 

Nick Peterson: Friday 24th April 

Full Day

IRMTNZ member: $80

Non IRMTNZ: $100 

Students: $80 

Half day 

IRMTNZ member: $45

Non IRMTNZ: $60 

Students: $45 

To purchase tickets and for more information, click the link here to download the IRMTNZ April Refresher Brochure