We’ve been teaching music lessons in Auckland since 1981.
We’re passionate about what we do and the benefits that learning to play a musical instrument provides.
Our specialist lessons are for children as young as 3-and-a-half. We offer one-on-one lessons for children over 7, as well as for teens and adults. These lessons are adapted to each student’s ability and to the style of music they’d like to learn.
We offer music lessons designed for fun or to help prepare students for taking an exam.
We help students prepare for internationally recognised music exams from organisations like Rockschool, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and Trinity College
When it comes to teaching music, particularly to children, there are some things we firmly believe:
With 95 teachers, 4 Auckland locations in, Glenfield, Henderson, Ponsonby and Howick and onsite lessons at 40 schools – we cater to a wide range of student needs.
We also offer online lessons.
We would love to support you on your musical journey.
Book a call to find out if music lessons are right for you or your child
With around 90 team members, all focused on bringing out the musical potential in your family, the Music Education Centre has the right people to help you, regardless of your musical dreams and aspirations.
Across our organisation, we have a diverse range of talented tutors, so no matter what your chosen instrument or genre, we can take you from beginner to advanced level.
After all our years of experience, we know that student needs vary tremendously, which is why we have teachers across a wide range of ages. Some students really relate to younger teachers, whilst others seek those with a lifetime of experience.
Regardless of which teacher you have, you can be sure that they have been auditioned and selected by the Music Education Centre management for their skills as a music teacher in addition to their advanced level instrumental skills. Add to that, our annual teacher training and ongoing professional development programmes, and the fact that our teachers can all benefit from one-another’s knowledge mean you can have confidence that our lessons will be right for you!
When you start lessons with the Music Education Centre, you are commencing a musical journey that will teach you skills that last a lifetime. To help you get the best out of your time with us, our administration support people, are there to keep lessons running smoothly and help with those all-important general questions that form a part of any learning experience. Some of our office crew have been working with the Music Education Centre for over 30 years and most have had personal experience benefitting from learning a musical instrument themselves.
Just like our teachers, we embrace diversity, with workers from all walks of life – but all here to help create your musical future!
And we currently have about 1800 of them!!!
When you consider how many budding musicians started their music learning with the Music Education Centre, there are literally thousands of Aucklanders who are only where they are today as a result of the lessons they had with our centre. Many Music Education Centre students have gone on to achieve tremendous success in their music and entertainment careers. You may not know it, but you will have seen our students on TV shows like NZ Idol, X Factor NZ, and even reading the news on Breakfast. Students have performed in venues like the Aotea Centre, the Civic Theatre, Spark Arena and the Bruce Mason Centre. We have seen students enter prestigious musical competitions in countries like Australia, China, Canada, USA, UK, Sweden and even Russia.
Granted, most of the students that learn music are going to do so for their own personal enjoyment and satisfaction, but it is great to know that the possibility to make it big in the world of music exists.