We understand that your decision to take music tuition is a substantial investment decision. We are committed to maintaining high educational standards. Further reasons you should choose the Kerikeri School of Music include:
The best available teachers
The Kerikeri School of Music engages only qualified music teachers or teachers with extensive professional music industry experience (years). Collectively, our teachers also have decades of music teaching experience within the Ministry of Education. We do not employ unqualified secondary school pupils as teachers in order to offer discounted rates of tuition.
We offer private support for pupils studying for NCEA music credits within the secondary school system. Our teachers have years of collective experience working within the NCEA framework and we know how it works. Our support can be in music performance and/or in music theory.
We teach all standard and traditional musical skills
All our pupils are given the opportunity to learn standard music notation, musical theory and aural skills, as appropriate to their age and to their level of instrumental proficiency. We expect the best from our pupils, so we offer them the best of time-proven methodology. Those who don't wish to learn musical notation and/or theory are also catered for at the Kerikeri School of Music, it's just that we offer the more comprehensive pathway to proficiency as our first option.
Our guitar students enjoy full status as musicians:
At the Kerikeri School of Music guitar pupils are offered the same training in music reading and theory that we offer to pupils of other instruments. If you learn the guitar with us you won't end up musically illiterate and unable to fully communicate with musicians that play other instruments, a result that plagues guitar tuition that is based on tablature (tab) rather than upon music notation. By learning to read music you gain a universal and transferable musical skill which will empower your learning and give you a huge head start should you switch to, or take up, a second instrument. Having an early start in reading music notation is of particular value to young beginners. Due to their developmental stage, it almost effortlessly sets children up for a life time of musical exploration.
Ensembles and bands
Our school involves a range of instruments, this means we can organise ensembles and bands and our pupils can experience the fun of shared music making.
We can enrol and prepare candidates for grade exams offered by established music examination boards. Again our teachers have, collectively, several decades of successfully presenting candidates for such exams.
We can arrange the hire of a range of musical instruments.