Christchurch School of Music

CSM Festival of Adult Music Learning

We are excited to announce another new initiative for 2020 – A Festival of Adult Music Learning from 7-13 September.

This is being run with the support of ACE Aotearoa as part of a national week of celebration and “2020 – The Year of Lifelong Learning”.

There are a range of free workshops to attend, open rehearsals of our adult ensembles and a celebratory concert featuring CSM Adult Music Performing Groups.



All workshops are free

Monday 7 Sept 6.30pm-8.00pm – Ukulele – CSM Rm 3

Come along and have a strum – we can provide ukuleles if you don’t have one

Tuesday 8 September 7.30pm – 9.00pm – Community Singing with Acapellago – Phillipstown Hub Rm 6       POSTPONED

Join world music choir Acapellago for a sing along – simple songs that can be easily learned

Wednesday 9 September 6.30pm – 8.00pm – Musicianship for Adults – CSM Rm 3

Do you want to keep up with your children who are learning music? A fun and engaging workshop to introduce you to some basics of music.

Thursday 10 September 6.30pm – 8.00pm – Samba Band – CSM Rm 3

Come and get your rhythm groove on playing some Brazilian Samba. All the rhythms will be taught – music reading not essential

Friday 11 September 7.30pm – 9.00pm – West African Drumming – Phillipstown Hub Rm 6

An opportunity to experience the thrill of West African Drumming performing traditional music and rhythms from Ghana




Everyone welcome – bring your instrument or your voice and join in, or just come along for a listen

Wednesday 9 September 7.00pm-9.00pm – Cantabile – Adult Community Choir – CSM Rm 2. POSTPONED

For everyone who just loves to sing

Thursday 10 September 6.00pm – 7.00pm – Stringendo – Fendalton Community Centre

If you have only been playing a string instrument for a few years or you played when you were younger this is a group you will be interested in.

Saturday 12 September

  • CSM Windpower 10.30am – 12.00pm – Linwood College – P7

For all players of flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon who have been learning for a few years.

  • CSM Concert Band 1.30pm – 3.00pm – Linwood College – Gymnasium

For more advanced players of wind and brass instruments

  • CSM Big Band 3.00pm – 4.30pm – Linwood College Music Room (J15)

For players of Big Band instruments – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, drums, keyboard


A celebration of adult music learning

Sunday 13 September 2.00pm

Aldersgate Centre 309 Durham St North

Come and join us for a concert featuring CSM’s adult ensembles

Clarinet Ensemble

Saxophone Ensemble

Ukulele ensemble




Jazz Combo

and guest choir Cantabile

Door sales $5


Christchurch School of Music (CSM) – access from 140 Barbadoes St – drive into the Wilson’s carpark and head diagonally across through the gate to the four portacoms.

Phillipstown Hub – 309 Nursery Rd – drive in, find a park and head to Room 6

Linwood College – Now based at the old Avonside Girls’ High School site at 180 Avonside Drive.

Fendalton Community Centre – 170 Clyde Rd

So we have an idea of how many to expect at each of these events please fill in the following form or you can just ring us (03-366-1711) or email us at office@csm.org.nz

Here’s the form to fill in