Music lessons during school hours

To assist families that wish for their children to have additional music tuition, we host music tutors to run their private lessons at our school during school hours as an extracurricular activity. These additional music sessions are paid for separately by the parents. Lessons are for 30 minute sessions, once a week, during school hours. We are currently very lucky to have five teachers providing tuition in a range of instruments: piano, keyboard, recorder, classical and modern acoustic guitar, drums, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, fife, flute, tin whistle, clarinet, saxophone and violin.

Carolyn Thompson (ATCL LTCL AIRMT B.Ed) teaches piano, keyboard, recorder, classical and modern acoustic guitar. With over 25 years of teaching experience, she has worked in a number of primary and intermediate schools on the North Shore and runs a private studio from home for senior and adult students. Although a classically trained teacher, Carolyn encourages her students to play a variety of music. Students develop good technical and sight-reading skills, aural awareness and theoretical knowledge. During the year all students have the opportunity to perform, both within the school setting and more formal evening concerts. For more information, contact Carolyn on 021 173 9305 or via

Nick Morgan is available for drums, electric guitar and electric bass guitar lessons. ‘Mr Drum’ teaches rhythms, tempos, styles including pop, rock, blues, reggae, jazz, world music and beyond. As soon as a basic level is reached, emphasis is placed on understanding the relationship between other musical instruments, especially when played in a group/band situation. This then leads to live performances in shows, as well as writing and recording original material, aong with building the knowledge of the history of popular music. Please contact Nick on 021 0896 1641 or via


Celina Reyes is an experienced music teacher with a friendly approach who always
looks to adapt her lessons according to students’ needs and goals. She taught Violin
and Viola in the Suzuki Institute and the Sistema programme in Argentina and is
currently teaching at Pinehurst School, ACG Parnell and Epson Music School. Email
Bronwyn Patterson Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone Tutor – Mobile 022 0734980, Email
Jennie Khan (ATCL) has more than 20 years experience teaching the cello to students of all ages. Spending many years overseas she has performed and taught in England and France also spending some time volunteering at a community music program in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Being classically trained, her classes focus equally on technique and musicality, adapting the learning approach for each students individual needs.  Jennie encourages her students to express themselves through the music and explore many different styles along the way. Cello Tutor – Mobile 020 260 1913, Email