“Thank you … for one of the most joyous, inspirational, exhausting weekends of my life! It was such an amazing whanau to be a part of, crew, tutors and students alike.” - MC Tali
"If the support and encouragement and pure passion shown this weekend can be carried forward into the lives of everyone who attended this weekend, then the future of not only the music industry, but NZ in general, looks warm & bright indeed."
I was blown away
“I just bow down to you! The summit was just absolutely amazing and I was blown away by what you and your team have achieved.
The showcase was full of very special moments which I will not forget!” - Michelle Williams (NZ Music Commission)
Very well organised
"Very well organised. Staff all very helpful and friendly. Brilliant venue, easy to get around. Lots of good cafes handy. Communication excellent. Great concept." - Steve W.
Collaboration at its best
"I'm still buzzing, re-living all of the beautiful moments. What a great example of collaboration at its best. Very inspiring. Here's to many more." - A.Shaw
Got a Huge Amount Out Of It
“It was an awesome event on every level. I thought you mixed the creative, performance and business sides of things up beautifully.
That’s not easy! Everyone who attended got a huge amount out of it.” - Anthony Healey (APRA/AMCOS)
Something Really Special & Unique
“This Summit is the beginning of something really special and unique. Wanaka is really lucky to have so many fabulous talented and knowlegeable people living here.” - H. Bell
Dave Dobbyn’s Manager
"What a great contribution you have made to the future of music. Upskilling, education, business are so needed in the industry, for it to thrive locally and spread its wings internationally.
You are helping to raise the bar. We all took part because we believed your event would have relevance.
You proved us all right." - Lorraine Barry
Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds)
"I would just like to say that once again Yami surpassed all expectations in providing a short term hub of musical inspirations.In sharing our knowledge about the process of creating a piece of work we also become inspired by the students and the reminder that making music is a very special thing to be a part of."
Absolutely Fantastic Event
“Absolutely fantastic event. Huge thanks to Lynne and all the team.” – Nicky Harrop (Massey College of Creative Arts)
Devin Abrams (Pacific Heights)
"Thank you Thank you Thank you Lynne and Team! What a wonderful weekend with you all and the students and my fellow tutors! Same as last year, left with huge smile on face." – Devin Abrams (Shapeshifter)
My Students Are Still Buzzing
“Such a great opportunity. My students are still buzzing!!!!!” – Mat D
Jon Toogood (Shihad)
"What an awesome occasion in one of the most beautiful places in the World. And with some of my most favourite people too! What a privilege it was to be part of it. My family and I loved every minute. Wanna do it again now!" – Jon Toogood (Shihad)
High Quality Event
“Well done, what a wonderful success and a privilege to have such a high quality event in Wanaka!” – Sarah P