Sounz Forza Music Workshops are run by the not-for-profit group Lake Wanaka Sounz which was set up in 1997 to promote NZ music. The workshops have been running in Wanaka since 2010, with a maximum of only 6 students in each workshop. In 2015 the first YAMI Summit was born, which can cater for 150 participants, aged 10 to 110. 


Tailored to meet the requirements of the participants, the workshops can cover any aspect from electronica to songwriting to gig funding. Most feature top musicians from around the nation, who come to Wanaka to share their knowledge with workshop participants. The Workshop costs cover tuition, certificates, equipment hire, light refreshments and venue hire.



Only 2km from Wanaka centre, the workshops take place in a private, sheltered venue nestled among a grove of walnut trees. All equipment (with the exception of personal instruments) is provided on site.



The workshops are open to anyone who believes that music is an undeniable force within their lives, and they wish to know more, and meet like-minded people. Our guest tutors are talented professionals who have a proven career within the music industry.



Most workshops take place over long weekends, however times and dates are flexible in some cases. Some workshops require night time availability.



With an undeniable absence of contemporary music workshops of this nature in the South Island, and an abundance of talented musicians keen to share their experiences, it is a fine time to be a musician in NZ.



Lake Wanaka SouNZ Incorporated is recognised as a charitable entity through The Charities Commission and strives to provide New Zealanders with access to quality music, and now quality musical training for committed individuals. Each workshop is partially funded through LWSI and community donations. How to book or find out more? EMAIL US