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Teaching & Tuition

MENZA – Music Education NZ – Aotearoa

Location: Wellington

National professional body representing the interests of all music education sectors in NZ.

PO Box 27499, Marion Square, Wellington 6141
M: 021 034 8808
Fb: /menza
T: @menzatweets

Admin: Bronwyn Bent
Chair: Celia Stewart

MENZA is the NZ Professional Music Educators Association and is affiliated to the International Society of Music Educators (ISME).

MENZA provides professional development for its members, represents the interests of all education sectors (early childhood – tertiary), produces Tune Me In magazine, advocates for quality national music education for all NZ children. MENZA is recognised by the Ministry of Education as the association representing NZ music educators.

MAINZ (Music & Audio Institute of NZ)


Music education

150 Victoria St, Auckland
PO Box 90-113, AMC, Auckland

P: 09 379 3819
F: 09 379 3816

Make MAINZ the key to your music career. MAINZ has an enviable reputation for its high quality propgrammes covering all aspects of the music industry. When you study at MAINZ you will join a community of like-minded people dedicated to music. MAINZ is a faculty of Tai Poutini Polytecnhnic and is all about music. We teach qulaity programmes designed with the music industry in mind. Whether you choose audio engineering, live sound,event management, music performance or DJ studies, your learning will have a strong practical focus. Our programmes are supported by indiustry, responsive to industry needs and approved by the NZ Qualifications Authority. MAINZ has campuses in Auckland Central and Christchurch and also runs its Foundation programmes in Greymouth and South Auckland (OMAC).

MAINZ offers the following full time ­programmes at our Auckland and/or Christchurch campuses. Many of these courses will also offer a mid-year intake for 2015.

• Cert. Foundation Sound & Music (Akld, Sth Akld, Greymouth))
• Cert. DJ and Electronic Music Production (Akld & Chch))
• Cert. Live Sound & Event Production (Akld & Chch)
• Cert. Contemporary Music Performance (Akld)
• Dip. Contemporary Music Performance (Akld)
• Cert. Audio Engineering & Music Production (Akld, Chch)
• Dip. Audio Engineering & Music Production (Akld, Chch)
• Dip. Music Event Management (Akld)
• Grad Dip. Business & Enterprise (Akld)
• Bachelor of MusicalArts (Akld)

All our full time programmes are NZQA approved. We also offer a selection of short ­courses in Auckland:
• DJ for Beginners
• Introduction to Home Recording
• Songwriting
• Logic Pro
• Pro Tools
• Introduction to Ableton Live
• Master Classes
• Live Sound for Gigging Musicians
• Introduction to Production for Songwriters

Length of lessions etc.

Musicians Mentoring In Schools Programme

Location: Newton, Auckland

NZ Music Commission
7 Great North Road, Ponsonby, Auckland PO Box 68 524, Newton, Auckland

P: 09 376 0115
F: 09 376 0116

Education Manager: Michelle Ladwig Williams
Education assistant: Angel Guan

Since 2001, the Musicians Mentoring in Schools Programme has connected New Zealand’s top musical artists with emerging young talent in schools from Kaitaia to Invercargill. The programme also supports teachers and students with NCEA Music Achievement Standards – allowing students to potentially earn four to six credits through their work with their mentor.

Play It Strange Trust

Location: Parnell, Auckland

Developing songwriting and performance skills

PO Box 137 194, Parnell, Auckland

P: 09 377 7919
F: 09 377 7920


CEO: Mike Chunn
General Manager: Debbie Little
IT & Communications: Jamie Stone
Jam Bus Manager: Barney Chunn
Administration & Finance Manager: Thomas Dalton

Play It Strange was established in 2003 for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance. The trust runs a number of programmes throughout NZ to achieve its purpose, including the Enterprising Music Competition, Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition, Band Of Strangers concerts, the Jam Bus mobile recording studio and ukulele orchestra programmes.

SAE Auckland

Location: Parnell, Auckland

Music education

12 Heather Street, Parnell, Auckland 1052

P: 09 373 4712 (Admin)
P: 09 373 4317 (Studios)
F: 09 373 4713

Student Services: Taneth Peel

SAE Institute is a global education provider with 35 years of experience in creative media training.

Course Overview:

• Diploma in Audio Engineering
• Diploma in Film Making
• Bachelor of Recording Arts Degree
• Certificate in Electronic Music Production

SAE provides access to three different levels of study to suit every student’s needs. Certificate programs are ideal for younger students, audio hobbyists, musicians, DJs and teachers of music in secondary and tertiary education, including those who enjoy experimenting with technology, as well as electronic music.

The SAE Diploma programs have received industry and academic acclaim for over 25 years across the globe. These intensive programs are the foundation of every SAE qualification and offer high-level, hands-on practical training in combination with advanced theoretical study.

Students are able to complete the second and third years of the Bachelor of Recording Arts Degree program on successful completion of their Diploma in Audio Engineering program. The Bachelor of Recording Arts Degree provides a strong focus on technology, creativity and the development of academic, practical, creative and business skills. For more info visit

Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM)

Location: Wellington & Auckland

Wellington: (Kelburn Campus) Victoria University, Gate 7, Kelburn Parade
(Mt Cook Campus) Block 1, Massey University, Entrance C, Wallace Street, Mt Cook

Auckland: (Albany Campus) Massey University Albany, Gate 1, Albany Expressway
PO Box 2332, Wellington 6140

P: 04 463 5369
F: 04 463 5157
T: @NZSMusic

Director: Euan Murdoch
Corporate Services Manager: Mark McGann
Events Co-ordinator: Stephen Gibbs

Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) offers an outstanding range of possibilities for the study of music at tertiary level.

NZSM offers courses in Classical Performance, Composition and Sonic Arts, Jazz and Music Studies as well as the only post-graduate degree in Music Therapy offered in NZ.

Courses are offered at three campuses: the full degree programmes at the Kelburn and Mt Cook in Wellington and the Jazz programme at Albany in Auckland – as well as a number of distance-learning papers. Our distinguished staff are professionally active, both in NZ and internationally, and they bring the benefits of this experience and expertise to their teaching. NZSM hosts and presents in excess of 200 events each year, the vast majority of which are free to the public. These include masterclasses, seminars, forums and composer workshops with visiting artists and academics, as well as concert performances including chamber music, jazz combo, big band, orchestra, opera, gamelan, pasifika…
Artists in Residence at NZSM include the New Zealand String Quartet, the Te Kōkī Trio and the Jack C Richards/Creative New Zealand Composer in Residence.
Visit our website ( or contact us directly for more information.

University of Otago

Location: Dunedin

Department of Music
Cnr St David & Leith Streets
PO Box 56

P: 03 479 8885
F: 03 479 8885

Degree courses in ­contemporary music. Choose papers in music performance, technology, industry, popular culture and performing arts.

Email or telephone for a course information booklet or check out our courses online.


Drum Tutor: Gabor Irmalos

Location: Motueka / Nelson

Professional drum tutor and session player Gabor Irmalos.


Recently teaching at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology,

Accredited Drum Teacher of Nelson School Of Music.


Gabor was born in Hungary and studied music in Budapest, attending private lessons with great Hungarian masters. As well as working on well-known Hungarian musical productions as a session drum player Gabor has played for many bands from different genres and styles before he moving to New Zealand in 2007.

While playing for many New Zealand bands, he has carried on his teaching.
Although Gabor is an active player his focus is more on education and sharing experiences.
He welcomes all levels of students and teaches a wide range of styles. One-on-one, groups, workshops and skype lessons available


Telephone: 021 548868, email:,  Facebook:  Upbeat



Gutiar Tutor: Glynn Olsen

Location: Nelson

Glynn attended Nelson School of Music in the late 80's and in the early 90's then went on to study at Christchurch Jazz School. He has also studied as an audio engineer, is a songwriter and has recorded and released his own recordings.Glynn has a great love for the blues and has played with various Christchurch bands: 'Black Cat Bone', 'Box of Blues' & 'Scarecrow'. He has taught in schools in Christchurch & Tutors on guitar, he is highly respected by his peers. Since moving to Nelson in 2003 he has played in 'The Brandy Creek Band', 'The Acoustakats' & Currently for 'The Boogie Train' & 'The lizard Kings Experience' An exciting blues based stylist this stunning musician is humble about his talents merely saying that he "likes to play a little guitar..."


Glynn Tutor's, Beginner's, Intermediate & Senior level


Telephone: 027 2936955, email:


Guitar Tutor: Rory Dillon

Location: Nelson

Rory Dillion is not only a lover of music, he plays guitar & sings. He has played in various bands and has a long passion with music.

While in the past he has worked in cd stores, he now currently the Assistant Manager at the Rock Shop Nelson.

He is well versed on instruments and has a wealth of knowlege to share. Which includes teaching guitar...


Rory Tutor's Beginner's & Intermediate level


Telephone: 027 917 8385 Email:

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Ara Institute Of Canterbury

Address: Ara Music Arts, PO Box 540, Cnr Madras & High Streets, Christchurch 8140

Phone: 0800 24 24 76


Contact: Gwyn Reynolds (Programme Leader)




Excel School Of Performing Arts, Auckland

Address: 20 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland,
PO Box 15-357, New Lynn, Auckland 0640


Contact: Ronnie Eketone


MAINZ (Music And Audio Institute Of New Zealand)

Phone: 0800 265 526

Level 3, 150 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010

191 High Street, Christchurch 8011

MAINZ programmes are designed for music lovers with the industry in mind. Our campuses in Christchurch and Auckland are dedicated to preparing students for real jobs in the music business.


Massey University College of Creative Arts

College of Creative Arts

Address: Massey University, College of Creative Arts, PO Box 756, Wellington 6140

Phone: 0800 MASSEY / (04) 801 5799




Established in 2016, the Bachelor of Commercial Music at Massey University in Wellington is the most progressive music programme in New Zealand. It is future-focused, technology-driven and industry-engaged, with a faculty that includes some of New Zealand’s top music industry professionals.


Nelson Marlborough Institute Of Technology (NMIT)

Address: 322 Hardy Street, Nelson

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Contact: Doug Stenhouse

Phone: 0800 422 733 or (03) 546 9175


New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī

New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī, at Victoria University of Wellington


Phone: (04) 463 5369




NZ School Of Radio

Address: Level 1, 30 Grey St, PO Box 13472, Tauranga, 3141


Phone: 07 578 1521   Fax: 07 578 1526

Contact: Hamish Denton




SAE Institute

Admin Office: 12 Heather St, Parnell, Auckland 1052

Phone: (09) 373 4712

SAE Studios: 18 Heather St, Parnell

Phone: (09) 373 4317




Facebook / YouTube: Search ‘SAE Auckland’

Instagram / Twitter: @saeauckland

With over 50 campuses worldwide, SAE Institute is world recognised and truly global. The SAE campus in Auckland is based in Parnell, close to the CBD and student accommodation.
At SAE we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional programmes in world-class facilities. We ensure our students receive an outstanding education, internationally recognised qualifications, and industry-relevant skills. All our programmes follow the founding principles of SAE – high quality, industry focused, practical and theoretical education options for creative and talented individuals.


Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)

Address: Private Bag 90114, Invercargill

Phone: (03) 211 2699 ext 3316,

0800 4 0 FEES (0800 4 0 3337)

Contact: Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen – Programme Manager




Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua

Address: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology – Rotorua Campus,
Private Bag 3028, Rotorua 3046

Phone: 0800 86 46 46




Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Tauranga

Address: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Windermere Campus, Private Bag 12001, Tauranga 3143

Contact: Dave Bishop

Phone: (07) 571 0190 ext. 8903




Unitec Institute Of Technology

Address: Unitec NZ, Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland


Contact: Samuel Holloway

Phone: 09 815 4321 ext. 7858


Want to turn your love of music into a career? From reggae to soul, electronic to orchestral music, Unitec’s contemporary music courses will improve your knowledge of musical techniques and composition. You’ll also get an understanding of the business side of the music industry. There’s lots of time to experiment too. You’ll work on band or ensemble pieces with your fellow music students, and perform your original works live.

You’ll also have access to drop in computer labs and rehearsal space, to try out the latest technology and explore different musical styles. You’ll be guided by lecturers who are well known and respected in the industry. And you’ll be inspired by visits from successful musicians. It’s your chance to find out what a career in the music industry is really like.


Universal College Of Learning (UCOL)

Palmerston North & Whanganui

Postal Address: Universal College of Learning, School of Photography Arts and Design, Private Bag 11022, Palmerston North

Phone: 0800 GO UCOL (0800 46 8265)


Web: (





University Of Auckland School Of Music

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries 

Contact: Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre

Phone: 0800 61 62 63


Address: Level 2, Building 421 (Architecture & Planning Building), 26 Symonds St, Auckland.



University of Canterbury

UC School of Music

Address: PO Box 4800, Christchurch 8140

Contact: School of Music Administrator

Phone: (03) 369 4036




University of Otago

Address: Black/Sale House, 100 St David Street, Dunedin
University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin.

Contact: Administrative Assistant, Department of Music, Theatre & Performing Arts.

Phone/Fax: (03) 479 8885 or (03) 479 4180



Start your journey as a contemporary music performance student at Otago. Our contemporary performance papers have evolved for 2018 and onwards in order to meet the needs of the modern musician.


University of Waikato

Address: Private Bag 3105, Hamilton

Contact: Conservatorium of Music Administrator

Phone: (07) 838 4380

Fax: (07) 838 4683




Vision College, Hamilton

Contact: Student Enquiries Office

Phone: 0800 834 834

Txt: txt ‘Music’ to 027 557 8839


Address: 21 Ruakura Road, Hamilton 3216



Whitireia Community Polytechnic

Address: DX Box SX33459, 3 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua

Phone: 0800 944 847   Fax: (04) 237 3101



Facebook: Search ‘Whitireia School of Music’


WINTEC (Waikato Institute Of Technology)

Address: Waikato Institute of Technology, Private Bag HN3036, Hamilton.



Contact: David Sidwell (Team Manager)

Phone: 0800 858 0246; (07) 834 8800 Ext. 8532

Fax: (07) 858 0227

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