Term 1 2023 Te Urunga: Music and Audio Foundations Course 1

Term 1 2023 Te Urunga (The Entrance) Music and Audio Foundations Course Details:


  • Beginner Level
  • 9 weeks part-time
  • Tuesday 31st January 2023- Friday 31st March 2023
  • Public holiday closures impacting this course:
    • 30/01/23 – Auckland Anniversary day
    • 06/02/23 – Waitangi day (No Te Urunga programme will be held this day)
  • Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am – 1 pm
  • Free for youth 15-24yrs


About Te Urunga Music and Audio Foundations Course:


If you have an interest in music, but you’re not sure if music is the right path for you, then Te Urunga is the right level for you. This course covers the fundamentals of song writing and recording.
Working alongside Crescendo Mentors, as a group students will write, record and mix a song, learning about composition, rhythm, working in a studio, digital audio and the process of producing a song. During this course there is a strong focus on building mental health, self esteem and confidence. By the end of the course, students will have an overview of recording equipment and software and knowledge of the varying roles that exist for a career in music or audio.


The Music Beginners course covers an introduction to:


– Different genres and artists
– Creating lyrics, rhymes and composing songs
– Music and recording equipment
– Recording software/Digital Audio Workstations
– Hauora/wellbeing
– Goal-setting
– Teamwork and collaboration
– Creativity, self-expression and self-awareness
– Professional soft-skills and communication


Te Urunga Music and Audio Foundations Course Next Steps


Interested in Free Music & Wellbeing Programmes for 15-24 year olds for you or someone you know?



If you work with youth see our referrals form to refer a young person to our Crescendo youth programmes.
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