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+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Cello (7+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Other Strings:
Guitar (7+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Bass (7+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Ukulele (6+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Woodwind & Brass:
Flute (7+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Clarinet (8+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Saxophone (10+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Fife (6+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Recorder, Treble/Descant (5+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Trumpet/Cornet (7+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Tenor Horn (7+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Euphonium/Baritone Horn (7+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Trombone (7+)$75/term, $142/semester, $270/year$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Percussion & Keyboard:
Drums (7+)$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Keyboard (7+)$105/term, $199/semester, $378/year
Children’s programs:
Music Makers, Level 1 (3-5)$39/term, $74/semester, $140/year
Music Makers, Level 2/3 (6-8)$49/term, $93/semester, $176/year
Young Voices (9+)$59/term, $112/semester, $212/year
Sinfonia Orchestra
String Orchestra
Concert Band
Guitar Ensemble
Ukulele Ensemble
Flute Ensemble
Included with lessons at no cost
(or $75/term,
$270/year to enrol in an ensemble only)
Included with lessons at no cost
(or $105/term,
$378/year 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 $60/term, $109/semester or $218/year. See our full price list for children and adult students, 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
  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Guitar & Ukulele
  • Drums
Grade 0-4Grade 5-8
Tuition costsFrom $250/termFrom $250/term
Exam fees: NZMEB$115-195$205-305