New Zealand: MSI Christchurch Director Jamiee Trethowan
Born and raised in Nelson, NZ, Miss Jamiee moved to Christchurch in 2005 to pursue her love of the arts and work towards a Bachelor of Music degree, which she achieved successfully. Miss Jamiee was first introduced to the ISM/MSI system of music education in 2009. She travelled to Sydney to complete the teacher training seminars with the curriculum developer, Rosalind Thrift and passed all the testing with high distinction. She was inspired by the broad spectrum of music education initiated through the ISM/MSI courses and all that they had to offer budding musicians. Throughout the next five years Miss Jamiee was able to motivate and engage over 300 students in the system and very quickly became Head Teacher of the initial Christchurch school to use this curriculum.
After taking time out to complete studies and add to her family, Miss Jamiee is now thrilled to be returning to music education. She has been granted a sole license by Rosalind Thrift to continue to offer this unique and musically stimulating programme under her management, to the students of Christchurch. With a strong musical foundation, diverse musical experience and under the guidance of highly trained staff, our students at Music Schools International, Christchurch should have every opportunity to reach the highest of standards. Miss Jamiee is an ardent believer in the overall benefits of music education, in the life of young people and is very excited to develop MSI Christchurch, as a market leader in music education.
Australia: Curriculum Developer and Network Director Rosalind Thrift
Rosalind was awarded a Music Scholarship at the Conservatorium of Music-Sydney after studying Music throughout her school years. She also achieved qualifications from the Royal Academy of Music, London while teaching in the UK. Throughout her career, Rosalind has held music teaching positions in various schools including Director of Music within the private education sector. She has also been responsible for music teacher training at a tertiary level.
After extensive research and recognising a need for more contemporary music programs for young students, Rosalind developed and wrote new courses, integrating over 740 pieces of original music and in 1997 launched the International School of Music. ISM is now considered a market leader in music education for young students and many music educators who have a contemporary approach to music education, have embraced the ISM system and established very successful ISM music schools.