BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa

Long White Cloud – Official Music Video

December 3, 2015 by blennzict | 1 Comment

Long White Cloud, the music video that will follow our Kiwi Paralympians to Rio in 2016 stars two students from BLENNZ. Natalie Te Paa from Auckland and Cam Dawson from Blenheim both provide vocals for the song.

This is a wonderful song that carries a social message and will help to raise awareness about the 25 per cent of Kiwis who live with daily challenges.

Braille Music Editor 2 Workshop: September 2015

November 9, 2015 by blennzict | 0 comments

13 staff and students sitting around tables with technology

Figure 1 – Students and staff seated around tables with their equipment, learning how to use BME

On September 4th, 2015, seven young and enthusiastic music students gathered together at our Homai Campus to spend a day learning how to use the new and exciting Braille Music Editor computer programme. In figure 1 the students and staff are seated around tables with their equipment, learning how to use BME. Continue Reading →

International White Cane Day

October 12, 2015 by blennzict | 1 Comment

At the start of the year Music School students were encouraged to develop a project to celebrate International White Cane Day on October 15th, 2015. A small group of students got together and formed a song writing group, led by Ajay Castelino our resident Music Therapist. They worked together closely to explore themes and concepts related to the white cane, and finally set down some lyrics and music. Ex-student and now tutor, Ese Aumalesulu created a backing track for the song, and on August 22nd a makeshift recording studio was set up on Campus.

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