Whakakahatia Te Puoro


Our Trust is called Turn Up the Music because music improves people’s lives.

The Turn Up The Music Charitable Trust aims to improve the lives of the Wakatipu Basin Community by providing quality music teaching, music making, performance opportunities and events.  The trust has a particular emphasis on enriching children’s lives.

We want to get all children making music! We’re providing lessons for all ages. Children can progress from pre-school groups to beginner recorder groups, then to after school instrumental lessons and onwards to bands, orchestras and choirs.


Craig Robins
Tiffany Bindon
Abi Mackenzie
Alison Price
Sue Marshall

Music School Director

Emma Wilson

Flagship initiatives include

  • A music school catering for the diverse music learning needs of the local community
  • Music outreach programmes in primary schools and at WHS
  • Annual performances for the students
  • The establishment of subsidised group instrument lessons
  • Financial support for families in need towards music lessons for children 
  • The provision of specialist music teaching 
  • The support and provision of work and performance opportunities for local musicians 


We place a particular emphasis on enriching children’s lives and so can you.