Welcome to the Song Leaders' Network Aotearoa. We are an organisation intent on supporting the work of vocal leaders in schools and singing communities within New Zealand.

Pay Guidelines Released

The SLNA pay guidelines for Song Leaders have been completed, and published on our website. Follow the menu item to the left, or click here: PAY GUIDELINES.

During the drafting of these guidelines we realised that we needed to begin addressing the very next question: how do choirs meet their financial obligations to song leaders and others? Clearly a 'user pays' model doesn't fit well in the arts in general, certainly not for community-based accessible participation in the arts. This funding guide is here: FUNDING.

Lead In 2020

Lead In 2020  - registration is now open!

Lead In 2020 will be held over Queen's Birthday weekend - Fri 29 May - Mon 1 June 2020 at Burns Lodge, Mosgiel

Read more: Lead In 2020

How to order your copy of 'Songs from the Land'

We are delighted to announce the publication of our first song book that contains 34 songs written by members from around the country. Through this publication SLNA is celebrating the creativity, passion and expertise of song leaders working in the community, in schools and in music therapy settings.


1) Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2) State how many copies and your address for posting
3) Please pay direct to Song Leaders Network  38 9012 0462027 00. The cost is $60 per book, plus $6.50 post and packing ($13.50 for Rural Delivery)
4) Get excited

When you order your copy you will have 34 amazing original songs to use with your singing groups. Most songs are suitable for all ages and abilities and you are free to adapt them as you wish. The book comes with a learning CD so you can hear each melody and all the written harmony lines. As a special bonus for SLNA members we will provide an online resource, that includes music PDFs and additional recordings taken from Lead In 2018 and other events around the country.


SLNA members

  • Read about our SLNA songbook recently introduced to members at Lead In 2018. The Songbook tab is on the left above.
  • Have you checked your profile recently - or updated it? It's easy to add or amend the details.

Read more: SLNA members