Instruments & Ensembles

Group Lessons

Our regular instruments are listed below. Lessons for other instruments may be available; please contact us to discuss. Age restrictions are indicated next to each instrument.

Orchestral Strings:Child (under 16)Adult
Violin (4+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Cello (7+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Other Strings:
Guitar (7+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Bass (7+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Ukulele (6+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Erhu (7+)$99/term, $189/semester
Woodwind & Brass:
Flute (7+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Clarinet (8+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Saxophone (10+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Fife (6+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Recorder (5+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Trumpet/Cornet (7+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Tenor Horn (7+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Euphonium/Baritone Horn (7+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Trombone (7+)$70/term, $133/semester$99/term, $189/semester
Percussion & Keyboard:
Drums (7+)$99/term, $189/semester
Keyboard (7+)$99/term, $189/semester
Children’s programs:
Music Makers, Level 1 (3-5)$39/term, $74/semester
Music Makers, Level 2/3 (6-8)$49/term, $93/semester
Young Voices (9+)$59/term, $112/semester
Sinfonia Orchestra
String Orchestra
Concert Band
Guitar Ensemble
Ukulele Ensemble
Flute Ensemble
Included with lessons at no cost
(or $99/term,
$189/semester to enrol in an ensemble only)

These prices are indicative, and may vary depending on the length of enrolment. Instruments are available for hire in limited quantities, from $109/semester or $218/year. See our full pricelist here, and our curriculum guide here.

Exam Stream/Private Lessons

For those students who wish to target their learning towards taking external instrumental music exams, our Exam Stream offers a great path to success. You’ll receive one-to-one tuition with one of our experienced tutors, who will guide you through the requirements of the syllabus. We offer tuition towards both Trinity College and NZ Music Examinations Board (NZMEB) exams, where you may also be able to gain NCEA credits. At present, this option is available for:

  • Violin & Cello
  • Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone & Recorder
  • Trumpet & Trombone
  • Singing
Grade 0-4Grade 5-8
Tuition costsFrom $890/yearFrom $970/year
Exam fees: NZMEB$104-170$185-265
Exam fees: Trinity$108-194$212-302