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Mr Bean goes to NZ

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Head Bean (Andrew Robertson) has just spent 2 days with the Jellybeans Music NZ team in Auckland. They are doing fabulous things in bringing our quality classroom music programme to more and more schools across New Zealand. Currently there are Jellybeans Music schools happening in Auckland, Wellington (Term 2) and Hamilton (Term 3). With more potential schools in Christchurch and Dunedin later in 2018 - watch this space!
Margaret White (in charge of growing the Jellybeans Music schools in NZ) is doing a fabulous job. She has also recruited a great team of teachers. Andrew had the opportunity to watch recorder specialist and Jellybeans Music teacher Kevin Kim in action at two Auckland schools - Mission Heights and Manurewa South. Both wonderful schools with students totally engaged with Kevin's teaching.

With the success of Jellybeans Music in so many NZ schools we are keenly looking for franchisees interested in taking on the role of teaching/running schools in certain areas. Regions such as Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. If you are passionate about music and music education and would like to run your own business supported by a team of like-minded people, get in touch with Margaret at

We'll keep you posted with updates on more cool Jelly things happening in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

5 Benefits to your school from a music education program

By Andrew Robertson · Comments · Permalink

Research into the benefits of music education has many facets

5 Direct benefits to your school

1. Happier students: Columbia University: 

students who study music are more cooperative with teachers and peers, have higher levels of self-confidence and more equipped to express their ideas'

2. Greater enrolments: Parents look for schools that provide a music education offering. Comprehensive inclusive classroom music programmes attract parents looking for a school for their children.

3. Improved motivation and engagement:  Active engagement, disciplined and sustained attention, persistence and risk taking are all benefits of regular high quality music instruction.

4. Less absenteeism: Schools with music programs have an estimated 93.9% attendance rate compared to schools without music education who average 84.9% attendance. 'Critical Links' research

5. Higher grades: Schools with systemic, high quality regular music lessons show improved academic scores across all subject areas in comparison to schools with no music program.