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Composing Music

COMPOSING: An easy and fun approach to composing music. Techniques and instrumentation, style and moods are explored. Corresponding with the curriculum or tailored to suit individual needs. From traditional classical to modern methods. Media music and moods are explored.

Artist Information

Sandra Lynch

Website: http://www.music-creations.co.nz

Phone: 021-256-1760

Email: info@music-creations.co.nz


I am currently composing songs and instrumental soundtrack cues. Soundtracks are fascinating as just one slight change of note can change the mood tremendously. There are many musical options that can work as an underscore.

Year 2000: I composed a set of supplementary piano books which are widely used by music teachers nationwide and performed in the Performing Arts Competitions. The music ranges from the progressive beginner pianist to advanced players. Have also compiled and arranged Christmas Crackers! for piano/keyboard - the piano version having an optional CD backing track.

Trinity Guildhall have published 2 pieces with their piano exam books 2007-2008.

Please visit youtube.com and enter slmc104 in the search window to view the animated videos I have composed the soundtrack for.

ATCL Performance Diploma


Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Cross Arts, Music

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Composing, arranging - music with drama

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Auckland, Waikato

Space and Resources Required: Projector

Indicative Costs:

  • $neg per hour
  • $neg per student
  • Travel: 0.65

Mode of Delivery: Presentation, Workshop

Cultural Context: European, European


Another Dance Company moved from the U.K to New Zealand in August 2010.

A.D.C's work includes;
- professional contemporary choreography & performance
- dance education for young people and adults within formal education and the community
- project management.

Our dance education work includes performance projects, cross-curricular work, dance P.E, extended schools clubs and S.E.N projects.

Performance projects range from choreographing dance with young people to planning, creating and managing performance events.

Another Dance Company create cross-curricular projects to engage young people in curriculum subjects through dance. A.D.C's main focus in this area so far has been to bring literature to life through movement. A.D.C. secured funding from the Clore Duffield Foundation (U.K.) to work with 6 different schools on a dance and text project. Each group created a dance based upon a story, which they went on to perform. The entire project was conceived, planned, choreographed and managed by A.D.C.

Another Dance Company deliver dance P.E. sessions with a focus upon developing and refining movement skills. Sessions can include music and drama components for a more holistic performing arts experience.

A.D.C facilitate longer term in-depth projects with a real focus on the development of young people. Dance is the medium to achieve change in other areas of young people's lives. Agreed specific aims, decided with the school and pupils, steer the content of the delivery. Through Creative Partnerships (a flagship government initiative in the U.K) Another Dance Company have delivered focused projects to raise confidence and aspirations, and to improve reading and writing skills.

Another Dance Company create and deliver sessions and performance projects for young people with special educational needs. Past projects have included regular sessions leading to performances, intensive arts week dance activities, and youth group projects. A.D.C work in both primary and secondary S.E.N. schools as well as with community groups.

Another Dance Company deliver a range of adult projects.
Past work includes;
-teaching the dance & movement component of the Circus in Performance Course at Greentop Circus,
-leading adult community sessions,
-establishing and organising Sheffield Dance Collective; monthly workshops with guest teachers for the professional dance community.

A.D.C create and facilitate inset training days for teachers. Mentoring programmes support performing arts specialists working in education. Another Dance Company devise and manage projects from conception to evaluation.

Laura Aldridge, artistic director of Another Dance Company, has a BPA in Contemporary Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (U.K) and 4 years experience in dance education.

Programme Information


Hillcrest High School HOD Music - Paul Ellery Waikato Ph 07-857-0297 x 834

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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