programmes for SCHOOLS

Crescendo Trust have a number of programmes underway and in planning for schools in 2022. Get in touch and let’s have a conversation about how our industry leading musicians and audio techs can work with your students to pass on skills, inspire or mentor talent.

Creatives in Schools

Crescendo Trust are looking for partner schools to apply for the next round of funding in 2022 to run an 8-10 week creative music programme with your school.  Creatives in Schools aims to provide creative learning experiences that enhance the wellbeing of students and ākonga and develop their knowledge and skills in communication, collaboration, and creative thinking and practice.  More about the programme is on the Ministry of Education website. To start a discussion, email

Some potential projects we can offer include:


Rangatahi working in groups as either ad writers, radio hosts or music reviewers to work towards creating, recording and editing a radio show or podcast that will be aired on Crescendo’s community radio station Rawkus Radio.

Working with Crescendo Musicians and producers, rangatahi write and compose a song that is then recorded at your school or Crescendo Studio and students learn about editing using daw (digital audio workdesk), mixing and mastering.

Learning outside of the classroom


In 2022, Crescendo will be offering a 2.5 hour in studio workshop for students 15-18. In groups of 4 (maximum numbers of 24 per session), students get to work under the guidance of known NZ hip hop artists and music mentors to write, record and mix a rap song from start to finish.  Costs are dependent on funding opportunities, but please enquire if your class is interested, email

Lunchtime Learning - Panel Talks

If you have a group of students that are keen to find out more about careers in music, audio or the recording industry, we have a network of industry bodies, musicians, record labels and distributers that we can pull in to give inspiration and answer questions from students. Please get in touch, email