Promoting safe professional practices and preventing sexual harm in music education


About Us

We are a group of music educators actively working together to make safer spaces in music education.


Inspired by attending a SOUNDCHECK AOTEAROA workshop in 2021 we have been working together to create resources and professional development workshops in response to an increasing number of reports of sexual harm in music education.

Together we represent the full spectrum of music education in Aotearoa, from early childhood to tertiary, as well as studio/private/itinerant music teachers, music therapists, and community music providers who support youth. Most importantly, we are listening to the voices of our ākonga/students.

We wish to collaborate openly with the music education community, particularly minority groups and voices, to create meaningful positive change in music education.

Soundcheck Aotearoa
New Zealand Music Commission
MENZA - Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa


Upcoming sexual harm prevention workshops


Wednesday 31 January 2024, 8.30am - 5.00pm

Hagley College, X Block

ⓘ Information and registration

As this workshop will reach capacity, there will also be another workshop in on Friday March 15th, 8.30am-5.00pm.

Past Workshops

Auckland 20 November 2023

Tauranga (He Hononga - MENZA Conference) 4 October 2023


If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please Phone 111 for emergency services. If you require immediate advice in a crisis, please reach out to Safe to Talk.
For advice about sexual harm please contact SOUNDCHECK AOTEAROA's Sexual Harm Prevention and Response Advisor (SHAPRA).

The SHAPRA operates on a part-time basis only within regular business hours of 9-5pm, Monday - Friday, and is not available to respond on a 24/7 basis.
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