the music education centre


Piano and Keyboard Teacher

Teaches: Piano

Teaching Style: Classical / Traditional

Experience: Raewyn has LTCL (performance), LRSM (teaching) and AIRMT qualifications

Personal Profile
Raewyn is a regular accompanist for the Elizabeth Wemyss choir in Christchurch, and for her husband baritone Martin Thomas for performances. She also does recordings for Radio New Zealand. She has been an accompanist for multiple music groups and individuals including choirs, operettas, opera, ballet exams, vocal competitions.

In the past Raewyn studied Pipe Organ at Canterbury University and served as relief organist in many churches on many occasions. Raewyn was the winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Music Award in Marlborough for highest mark in Grade 8. To add to her musicality, Raewyn has also sung in many choirs and toured Australia with the Christchurch Harmonic Choir.

“I like children to enjoy what they are learning by finding out what music interests them.”

By including this – songs from shows, popular songs, jazz/rock etc along with the regular material, children are happy to commit to practising and motivated to learn. Some of her former students have gone on to become teachers themselves, or have become well-known in the field of pop music. Numerous students she has taught have been those with learning difficulties, and she takes pleasure in seeing their progress; knowing it will enrich their lives and aid in their overall learning.

As the Music Education Centre has different teachers over a range of locations, please contact our office on 0800 89 39 39 to find out where Raewyn is currently teaching, or which of our other great teachers may be available at your preferred location.

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