Kia ora koutou katoa. Ko Brent Strathdee-Pehi taku ingoa, ko ahau te Kaiako Puoro hou i tenei tau.

Kia ora, my name is Brent Strathdee-Pehi, the music teacher at Okaihau College.  I am equally passionate about languages and culture.

I am an active musician in the community and primarily base my teaching from this practical musicianship standpoint. Students will have opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in different genres, singing, instrumental playing, composition, technology and performance. It is my belief that music is a great way to develop both relationships and confidence and can provide a valuable service to the school and wider community.

I have knowledge and experience with both audio technology and band management and like to use digital technology to enhance their learning and ability to share their music experiences. We have an Okaihau College music channel on Youtube which you can view here

We have continued our itinerant music programme with students receiving lessons in Keyboard, Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar and Ukulele.