Central Hawkes Bay College Central Hawkes Bay College

Level 1 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr L. Schaumkel.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Students will develop performance skills on their chosen instrument and will give performances as a soloist and as a member of a group. They will develop their score reading and aural skills, and research music from different styles and eras.  Some students will develop skills that will enable them to create their own music.

Learning Areas:

The Arts & Language


L2 Music (L2MUS)

Self-employment common among musicians
Most musicians are self-employed, although they may have an agent. Musicians may be hired by companies or individuals to play at events such as concerts, festivals, parties or weddings.
Classical musicians, composers and conductors can work for orchestras, choirs or bands.
Other musicians may be hired to record or direct advertising jingles or incidental music for film, television and radio.
A large number of musicians advertise their music on sites such as Spotify, iTunes, YouTube etc and earn a passive income.
Progression and specialisations
Musicians may move into music therapy, education, publishing, promotion and production roles. Musicians can specialise in a number of roles, including:
Composer, Conductor/Music Director, Instrumental Musician, Singer, Songwriter, become an Artistic Director, Sound Technician, Entertainer and/or Private Teacher.


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year