NZ Ukulele Trust - a charity committed to enriching children's lives with music
The NZ Ukulele Trust music programmes help children to experience the joy of music and help schools to deliver accessible music education.
NZ Ukulele Trust is committed to enriching children's lives with music. We do this by providing ukuleles to schools, running workshops and rehearsals and organising performance opportunities. We produce teaching materials each year for over 120 schools registering for our massed ukulele orchestra of over 2,000 students, the Kiwileles. Our Songbook has a range of graded and appropriate songs and instrumental works for children, including predominantly NZ music, waiata and Pasifika songs. For more experienced ukulele players we offer the NZ Ukulele Squads as an opportunity for older students to develop ensemble skills. We organize competitions to showcase ukulele songwriting, virtuoso musicians and artists. Our main event is the annual NZ Ukulele Festival, a free community event. The big attraction is the performance by our huge massed ukulele orchestra-the fabulous Kiwileles.
Use of funds
Your donations help NZ Ukulele Trust to provide ukulele instruments and teaching resources to schools and workshops, rehearsals and performance opportunities for children, school teachers and community ukulele leaders.
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We are a small volunteer run charity dedicated to enriching children's lives with music.
If you choose to "give a little", your donation will go directly towards buying instruments, producing instructional song books and recordings, running the Kiwileles Massed Ukulele Orchestra and funding the teen Youth Development Squad ukulele orchestra!
We are a very lean team with no overheads and just one part time administrator.
We invite you to come along to the New Zealand Ukulele Festival in December and witness the difference you have made. The children will reward you many times over with their songs, strumming and smiles!
One of the most rewarding things about teaching kids how to play and sing is that they will have these skills for life and will be able to teach their own children - it's the gift that keeps on giving.
Each ukulele we donate to a school will get used by many children, year after year. The songs we teach will be theirs forever and passed on to the next generation.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the work of The New Zealand Ukulele Trust. We are very passionate and excited about the difference we have been making so far - and with your support can make the magic happen for even more children in New Zealand!
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