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Easy Tunes for Tamariki
pieces for violin and cello beginners

The Wellington branch of IRMTNZ (New Zealand Institute of Registered Music Teachers) announced a call for scores in late 2021 to address the lack of New Zealand repertoire for young string players at Preliminary, Grade 1 and Grade 2 level. From 185 works submitted by 48 composers, 21 pieces were chosen to be published.

Easy Tunes for Tamariki was launched on 10 April at St Andrew's on the Terrace in Wellington. All the pieces were performed by young students and the event was recorded and filmed by SOUNZ. You will be able to enjoy these performances online later this year.

Easy Tunes for Tamariki is now available to purchase from SOUNZ in two volumes, in both hardcopy and downloadable PDF format. Click below for score samples!


Easy Tunes for Tamariki - violin (HARDCOPY) $25
Easy Tunes for Tamariki - violin (PDF) $20

David Woodcock: Sad Sandy
Ross Carey: In May
Judith Bell: Dream
Craig Utting: Kārearea
John Elmsly: Downbeat Delight
Colin Decio: Aue
Judith Bell: Minor Groove
Craig Utting: Black Cat Rag
Craig Utting: Lighthouses in the Dark
Colin Decio: Train Ride


Easy Tunes for Tamariki - cello (HARDCOPY) $25
Easy Tunes for Tamariki - cello (PDF) $20

Jillaine Wilson: Zoom Calypso
David Woodcock: Cat and Mouse
Rosie Langabeer: Laser Kiwi Jive
Ross Carey: A Sea Shanty
Clive Aucott: Manawanui
Simon Eastwood: Happy-Go-Lucky
David Woodcock: Baby Elephants at Play
Peter Feehan: Back and Forth
David Hamilton: Clouds over Lake Hawea
Benjamin Sneyd-Utting: Whistling Wind
David Hamilton: Barn Dance