Girls Rock! Online 2020

Running: Wednesday 8 July – Friday 10 July

Girls Rock! Online is an online alternative to Girls Rock! Pōneke – our popular Wellington based school holiday programme for women, trans and gender-non-conforming youth between 12 – 17 years, who are passionate about music. Due to the uncertainty around Covid-19 we were unable to commit to an “in-person” camp at Massey University, however we’re excited that for the first time this programme will be accessible to those based anywhere in New Zealand.

This year we’re offering you the opportunity to participate in two ways. The full programme is available for $80 and will include online mentoring, instrument tuition and songwriting for two hours per day,  a goody bag, activity book, workshops and live-streams. We are also offering a FREE programme which will include workshops and live-streamed shows – you can choose which workshops you wish to participate in!

On Saturday 11 July, we will be hosting a listening party at music venue Meow in Wellington between 1.30pm – 3.30pm. This will be live streamed for those outside of Wellington. During the concert Girls Rock! participants will have the opportunity to perform, or share a piece of music written during the programme for friends and family (who are also welcome to attend).

Camper applications – Apply here for the paid online programme

Want to apply for just the free workshops? – Apply here


Does my teenager need to know how to play an instrument already?

No! Whether you’ve played an instrument before or are new to playing music – our programme caters to all experience levels. Access to an instrument at home is recommended during the programme but not essential. Our mentors are experts in guitar, bass, drums, keys, and vocals, plus we are also teaching participants how to use online music making software Soundtrap.

Do we need to be based in Wellington to participate in the programme?

No! You can be based anywhere in New Zealand. So long as you have access to the internet and a computer or i-pad, you will be able to access our online workshops, live streams and mentoring sessions.

When will you announce the Girls Rock! online schedule?

We are currently finalising the programme which will be ready to share by the 22 June. There will be two workshops each day (hosted on Zoom) starting at 10.30am, and 1pm. Followed by a live streamed performance at 2pm, and for people participating in the paid programme this will be followed by songwriting and instrument activities between 2.30pm-4.30pm each day. All of this will be accessible through a website which we will share with you once you’ve sign up to to participate.

Workshops will include:

  • Songwriting
  • Beat-making/Composing on Soundtrap
  • Māori musical instruments – taonga puoro
  • Zine making
  • Design your own band T-shirt
  • Performance confidence

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