NOW TAKING ENROLLMENTS FOR TERM 3
with an Orchestra, Choir, Concert Band, Recorder Group and Band Mentoring!
Email us for more information.

Classes

Orchestra

Thursdays 4pm
at Wakatipu High School
With Natasha Kumar
Violin ability grade 3+
Cello / Viola / Bass / Flute players
ability at grade 1+
$50 per term

CONCERT BAND

Mondays 5pm
at Wakatipu High School
With Iraja Max

Playing ability grade 1+
Trumpet / Trombone / Tuba / Clarinet
/ Saxophone / Flute / Percussion
$50 per term

Choir

Friday 4pm
at Wakatipu High School
With Natasha Wilson
A new kids’ choir for primary aged children
Sing some amazing pop songs & show tunes!
all abilities
$50 per term

BAND MENTORING

Thursday Evenings
at Wakatipu High School
With Michael Eden

Get together with your friends and
apply for a place in our Band Hub.
$50 per term

Beginner Group

Wednesdays 3:45 pm
at  Wakatipu High School
This is the ideal way to get started in music.
Learn the skills of reading music, 2-hand co-ordination, listening and playing in time. All these essential skills transfer to other instruments and give a flying start for keyboard, strings or wind instruments.
$50 per term

Keen to Learn an instrument? 

Email us at: turnupthemusicqt@gmail.com to be referred to a teacher

Trumpet

Trombone

Clarinet

Violin

Piano

Drums

Voice

Saxophone

Guitar

Bass

TURN UP THE MUSIC

School of Music

The origins of our music school date back to August 2013 when Alison Price, Head of Music at the Wakatipu High School, telephoned Emma Wilson.

They talked about how fewer pupils were taking up the instrumental lessons offered to pupils at Wakatipu High School, and agreed that most children really needed to start lessons at a younger age to get the most out of them.

There were various music teachers in town but here was no joined-up approach or register of quality teachers, and few opportunities for children to take part in performance beyond what the Wakatipu High School was offering. And the range of instruments that people could learn was very limited.

In February 2014 Lakes Community Music School opened with 8 teachers and 56 pupils, offering tuition on 7 different instruments plus Beginner Skills.

Fast forward to May 2019…now the Turn Up the Music School…the name may have changed, but the philosophy and focus hasn’t:

To provide excellence in music education on an affordable and accessible basis.

Our aims are

  • more children taking music lessons
  • instruments available to rent
  • subsidised lessons (case by case basis)
  • more performance opportunities
  • live music in town, especially classical
  • support for local teachers and musicians

Interested in Donating an Instrument?