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Take your playing to the next level and be the musician you’ve always wanted to be.
Our fun piano lessons are tailor made with each students skill level and goals in mind. Students will learn to master basic to advanced techniques through playing, listening, music theory and music appreciation. Develop musicianship and gain confidence as students are encouraged to perform with others.
We are experienced in all styles, ranging from jazz, pop, rock, funk soul, hip hop and beyond.
Meet the Tutors
BMUS (HONS, FIRST CLASS) JAZZ PERFORMANCE, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
Matt Steele is a young Wellington based pianist and keyboard player. A dynamic performer and teacher, in his music Matt demonstrates a “‘wider awareness, an openness, and a hunger for what is just out of reach” (John Fenton, Jazz Journalists Association, 2014). He is the 2012 winner of the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust Emerging Artists Series and has played with many fine musicians and bands throughout New Zealand and Australia including - Lisa Tomlins, Lex French, Roger Manins, Chelsea Prastiti, Julien Dyne, Myele Manzanza, The Aviators, Auckland Jazz Orchestra and Pyramids.
In his teaching Matt encourages student creativity, expression and engagement, in the belief that students of all levels and ages learn best when they are having fun! He is comfortable teaching across a range of styles including Jazz, Classical, Funk, Soul and Pop.
MMUS (NZ SCHOOL OF MUSIC)
Teaches: Piano and Saxophone
Amity is a freelance musician with fourteen years teaching experience throughout the Wellington region. She holds an Honours degree in Saxophone performance and a Masters degree in Jazz Musicology from the New Zealand School of Music. Her performance career, spanning over twenty years has been incredibly diverse. Recent and upcoming performances include ‘Balkanistas’ in which she plays the Soprano and Baritone saxophone, fringe festival show ‘Women are from Mars’ in which she plays all four saxophones, clarinet and flute and ‘Esara Jazz Trio’ in which she plays the tenor saxophone. Amity has previously performed with the ‘No Strings’ clarinet quintet on bass clarinet, The Crofton Flute ensemble, Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra, well known Wellington covers band ‘The Soulminerz’, ‘Big Trouble’ and ‘The Meow All Star Jazz Orchestra’ and the ‘National Youth Jazz Orchestra’.
Amity teaches saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, keyboard and piano at various primary and secondary schools and runs the popular central city teaching space ‘The Music Room’ together with her husband. She enjoys teaching students of all age groups, focusing on creating a fun, relaxed lesson environment where her students can grow their confidence as well as their instrumental and performance skills. Her favourite part of the teaching job is seeing her younger students perform in front of an audience for the first time.