Mike Chunn

By Mike Chunn is the CEO of the Play It Strange Trust and a former member of Split Enz and Citizen Band

Music
Jul 17, 2018

Changing our approach to autism through music (and some common sense)

Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn met a young autistic drummer and quickly realised how hard things were for those with ASD, especially the young.

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Music
Jan 16, 2018

Mike Chunn shares two of his favourite songs from the first year of NCEA songwriting

Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn reflects on the first year of songwriting as an NCEA subject and shares two of his favourite songs to come out of the initiative with stories by their writers.

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Music
Apr 11, 2017

Forget School of Rock, this Auckland college now has a School of Imagination

Sacred Heart College opened its music-focused School of Imagination last week. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn says it a guiding light for how schools can nurture and embrace creativity.

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Music
Mar 16, 2017

Watch: Mike Chunn on why New Zealand songs need saving

New Zealand needs to celebrate its songwriting to ensure great songs get written here, says Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn.

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Music
Nov 29, 2016

Writing songs in class: Songwriting accepted as an NCEA subject

Songwriting has been accepted as a Level 3 NCEA subject from 2017. Play It Strange CEO Mike Chunn got the scoop and asked some of New Zealand's best songwriters what they thought about it.

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Music
Nov 1, 2016

Mike Chunn on Bob Dylan’s beautiful collisions, songwriting and the classroom

The Nobel Committee’s recognition of Bob Dylan shines a light on the transformative power of songwriting – a craft that very much belongs in New Zealand schools, writes Mike Chunn.

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