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Children's Workshops

Anna has a long history of working with children as both a performer and as an educator. 

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With three albums for children under her belt, and multiple awards, Anna has toured her shows for tamariki extensively, including her fun and engaging workshops.namic vocal coaching options to help enable students to reach their full creative potential.

With a belief that normalising the arts from an early age raises innovative and critical thinkers, Anna has developed a collection of workshops for children focusing on the voice, songwriting, performancing, crafting and stimulating creativity.

Workshops can be custom- created to support the needs of individuals and groups. Click below to enquire.

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Children's Vocal Workshop

An ideal workshop for young vocalists, choirs, kapa haka groups and those working on a show or vocal production. Designed to be easily applied, and to make sense, tamariki are given the knowledge to build their own vocal toolbox, and the additional skills that support them to think and work as a collective.

Breathwork, vocal mechanics and an understanding of attuning the ear to other around them, children can walk away from this workshop feeling more prepared and confident about their vocal delivery, which creates more space for enjoying and having fun in their performance.

Workshop Duration: 1.5hrs

Set-up time: 30mins

Pack-down time: 30mins

Total Time: 2.5hrs

Target age: Ages 9-16

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Children's Songwriting Workshop

Learn the steps needed to take you from song idea to song delivery in this engaging and mind-stretching workshop for tamariki.

Taking untapped ideas and using fun, creative and smart tools to bring them to live, Anna works with students to strengthen their songwriting muscle and start developing their unique skills as a fledgling songwriter.

Workshop Duration: 1hr

Set-up time: 30mins

Pack-down time: 30mins

Total Time: 2hrs

Target age: Ages 9-16

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Children's Ukulele Workshop

Award-winning singer/songwriter Anna van Riel provides a hands-on workshop experience for fledgling musicians.

With a clear breakdown of what makes a great song, and practical tools on performance, this workshop is a fantastic resource for supporting tamariki who are wanting to grow their knowledge, ability and confidence in ukulele performance.

Participants finish with the know-how on reading a chart, singing and playing at the same time.

Workshop Duration: 1.5hrs

Set-up time: 30mins

Pack-down time: 30mins

Total Time: 2.5hrs

Target age: Primary-aged children

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Make Your Own Woodland Sprite

In the Waste Free Wanda show, Wanda discovers she has a spirit guide Takaumanumanu.

Takumanumanu acts as Wanda’s conscience, helping her to support her community and to make better choices around single use waste. In this workshop children embark on a nature walk, where they find the natural components to make their own spirit guide. Once made children are encouraged to draw and write about the powers their woodland sprite possesses, and how it helps them and their community.

A simple and beautiful process for children to use imagination, connect with nature, and think beyond themselves.

Find out more at: www.wastefreewanda.com

Workshop Duration: 1hr

Set-up time: 30mins

Pack-down time: 30mins

Total Time: 2hrs

Target age: 4-10 year old children