Lessons with Top Note! are available in several formats.


  • Individual, private lessons at my studio in Taranaki, ​or online.

  • Individual lessons at school.

  • Group lessons at school.

  • School Holiday "Boot Camp" available online or face to face in south Taranaki.

Instruments are available to hire.

I have developed a programme that gives quick results without overly stressing reading music straight away, this makes music accessible to people who have trouble reading, are dyslexic, or who may be put off by having to read dots; I strive to work with the student to achieve the best results for their situation.

Most music is supplied by Top Note and is an additional cost, but very competitively priced and if not held in stock can be in within a few days.

No prior knowledge is assumed or required. Students are taught the fundamentals of reading music that is relevant to them. As soon as possible group playing is introduced as this multiplies up the fun of playing and the speed of learning.


Most students respond well to goal setting and so as soon as they are ready we start working towards performances, competitions and exams although no one is forced to take exams!!!



Dec 6 2021

Last week for lessons


Hukanui online signups are now live.

Taranaki: contact me for options of lessons over the holidays or start planning for next year.

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