Pathways to Music Making

The Tironui Music Trust was established to promote formal education in music, with particular emphasis on performance for young children from low-decile schools.

Since 2006, the Tironui Trust programme has expanded from one class of 25 children to include seven schools in the Papatoetoe area, and more than 400 children.  Students who go on to Papatoetoe Intermediate receive four or five years of tuition in their chosen instrument.

In 2016 The Gift Trust made a donation to support this work:

"With seven schools now involved and over 400 students, it has been increasingly difficult to enable all of them to take part in events and masterclasses... This gift will help us to increase the contact the students have with professional musicians... We felt quite overwhelmed to be supported in this way" - Pam, Tironui Music Trust