The Manukau Youth Orchestra is working to provide affordable music tuition to more young people in Manurewa. We do this by providing instruments for students to hire at nominal rates and lessons in schools which are more or less subsidised depending on the decile rating of the school.
Once students reach high school there are music tutors available in school so our programmes are based in primary and intermediate schools.
We have taught in schools since 2005 and in 2014 we made it a full time operation concentrating in Manurewa. We have string programmes at Manurewa Central School & Hillpark Primary School teaching violin, viola, cello and double bass - and a band programme at Waimahia Intermediate School teaching flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn & trombone.
With up to 40 students at each school and many more in our bands and orchestras we are now teaching 120 young students how to play a musical instrument.
We can't do this without our funders and we thank them for their support. The Wiri Licensing Trust and their funding partners The Trusts Community Foundation (TTCF) and Trillian Trust provide tuition and instruments.