What we do The New Zealand Ukulele Trust wants to make sure music is a part of every child's education. We support schools to teach children how to play, sing and perform with confidence.
Why the ukulele? It is portable, cheap, easy to learn, easy to teach and encourages singing! The ukulele great for song writing and kids love it. It is the perfect gateway instrument too.
The songs we use find their way into classrooms, playgrounds, assemblies, cars, buses, camps, and homes around the country so we choose them carefully. The songs become part of children's lives forever. We consult with experts in music education and the music industry to help to help us prepare the highest quality resources that are relatable and relevant to kiwi kids.
Why we do it Making music delivers a range of tangible benefits that endure for a lifetime. Research tells us again and again. But above all, music brings us together, inspires, develops tolerance and empathy, tells our stories, expresses our identity, feelings and humanity. Music helps grow great kids, strong communities and brings happiness that should be part of every child's day.
How we do it Our activities rely on securing donations, contestable grants, hundreds of hours of volunteer time, drive, passion and goodwill from many incredible people who share our vision.
"We must all work to make this world worthy of its children" - Pablo Casals
We couldn't agree more. There are so many incredible organisations working hard for our kiwi kids and we are proud to be one of them. We know we are making a difference to young peoples lives by giving them music - maybe you can too? It is as easy as learning the ukulele! Your gift can be directly deposited through internet banking to our account:
02 0192 0103935 001 (NZ Ukulele Trust BNZ)
under "DONATION NZUT", and include your name for our reference. Then, fill out the rest of the form below. We will email your tax deductible receipt when your gift pops up in our account.