Our teachers and relievers are all police-vetted, established music teachers and professional musicians in the Greater Wellington Region.
Ahna Jensen works as a Suzuki Violin and Suzuki Early Childhood Educator in Wellington. Being involved in music since she was small, Ahna has a passion for fostering a joy for music in others.
On the completion of her undergraduate, Ahna undertook further study in music education receiving her Masters in 2021.
She currently runs a successful Suzuki violin and ECE studio in Wellington.
Cello and Orchestra Tutor
Emma began studying cello at four years old, attending music workshops and camps across New Zealand. She is currently studying classical cello at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music and performing with a number of different musical groups around Wellington.
Emma is passionate about music education. Having taught cello for a number of years, she runs a small private studio in Wellington.
Clarinet & Saxophone Tutor
Dylan is currently studying jazz and classical performance at the New Zealand School of Music in Saxophone. He has been involved in national wind bands, jazz bands, and youth orchestras.
He has just finished his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Otago and has come to Wellington to pursue music for the foreseeable future.
Flute & Recorder Tutor
Jillene has taught Ministry of Education flute classes for several years. She enjoys passing on her love of music to the children.
Jillene works at St Andrews on the Terrace and lives in Tawa. She plays in the Hutt Valley Orchestra.
Liam Furey was first taught piano at the age of nine, discovering classical music at the age of eleven. It was from that point Liam knew he wanted to be a classical pianist and composer. Liam is a third-year student at NZSM in Wellington, doing a double major in Classical Piano and Composition. Liam has been very proactive in the Wellington region, doing music for nine theatre productions, being a frequent prize-winner at the IRMT Piano Competitions. Liam received the LTCL and LMusNZ Piano diplomas in 2017, and a two-time finalist in the NZSM’s Body/Harris Prize for “Best Performance of a New Zealand Work”. Liam has also had considerable success as a composer, winning the Senior Composition Prize for Chamber Music NZ’s 2016 Secondary School Contest, and winning NZSM’s Matthew Marshall Award 2019 for “Composition for ensemble with guitar in a prominent role” and third in 2019’s Lilburn Composition Competition. After his studies, Liam hopes to work full-time as a freelance classical pianist and composer.
Will Allardice started playing guitar at school, learning classical and pop tunes and after university, completed Trinity classical grades and began teaching Saturday morning classes.
He has now taught guitar, electric bass, ukulele, and mandolin at schools and privately in the Wellington region for over 25 years. His interest in music/guitar ranges from early classical to the present day so Will has an extensive collection of teaching material and expertise.