The Tironui Music Trust is funded solely by private donations from approximately 30 individuals and two Charitable Trusts.
No State funding is received.
Set up by Peter and Pam Hubscher in 2006, the trust’s music programme has seen rapid growth. In 2020 the Tironui Music Trust is now providing instrumental tuition to approximately 600 students in South Auckland and Mt Wellington.
Of course, expansion and ongoing developments to the programme require ever-increasing funds, and the trust relies on the generosity of its donors to run its programme smoothly and effectively.
Approximately 3500 hours of voluntary time is worked annually by the Trust’s supporters.
Peter and Pam Hubscher
Fehl Family Trust – continuation of funding for general expenses
Foundation North – contribution towards new instruments
Stout Trust – funding for research into impact of the Tironui Music Trust programme
Individual sponsors for 5-year scholarships
Regular sponsors and spontaneous gifts
A summary of our 2019 budget:
|Repairs and Maintenance||$25,000|
|Concerts and events||$20,000|
Student numbers in 2020: 600
Tironui sponsorship suggestions
It costs $800 to teach a child each year with the majority of the pupils being taught for 5 years. In addition each student is provided an instrument, the average cost of these being $500 each. We also have a scholarship programme for outstanding Tironui students to receive one-on-one lessons through their high school years at a cost of approx. $1500 per year, per student.
Currently student numbers are growing by 50 per year – funding dependent, potentially taking our numbers to around 700 in 2021.
This will increase our operating costs by $60,000 per year over the period for which we need an increase in charitable contributions.
To give added certainty to forward financial planning the Trust would be extremely grateful if donors could commit to several years of giving.
These students have already gone from Band ‘zeros to heroes’ in a short space of time. I know they will grow in their personal confidence and that is already evident in other areas of their lives.
HEATHER KEYS – MUSIC TEACHER
We have finished another very successful year at our school and the boys and girls in all of the String Orchestras would say the same. One of our highlights was performing at Selwyn Heights Village last week for the residents and their Performers’ Choir. Our children were magnificent and a real hit with the audience.
GRAEME GILBERT – PRINCIPAL, PAPATOETOE EAST PRIMARY
The band members have made huge progress. Their self esteem is sky high – the other students look up to them in awe.
TREVOR CANUTE – PRINCIPAL, PAPATOETOE WEST SCHOOL
The Quartet members all enjoyed working with the Tironui Trust children in South Auckland again, and know how valuable this kind of project is in the development of up and coming young musicians. You are doing fine work here and we wish you continuing success with the programme.
NZ STRING QUARTET TRUST
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