Private Music Tuition at Marsden

We have a wonderful team of committed music teachers who look forward to being of service to you. Please note that students at Marsden Primary must be at least Year 3 before commencing music lessons.

Register for lessons online using the button below by Monday 17 January 2022 if requiring lessons in Term 1.

Regulations and Guidelines

  • Timetables are posted in advance on the Music Noticeboard in the back music corridor. All students are expected to consult the timetables regularly and take their lessons at the appointed times.
  • Instruments are to be stored in the Music Resource Room located at the end of the small studios.
  • Students are expected to take part in group activities suggested by the Director of Music or their tutors. You will be notified and your support will be much appreciated.
  • Lessons are held during school time on a rotating timetable for Students in Years 3-10; senior students often use study periods or lunchtimes.
  • Your tutor will issue you a report on your daughter’s progress once each year.

Cost of Lessons and Payment

  • Individual lessons are $35 per half hour. In certain instances, some instruments can be taught in a group. Two students per lesson will cost $18 for each student. Three students will cost $12 for each student.
  • Please ensure that you pay directly to the teacher listed at the top of the account, not the school, by the method that suits you both best.
  • Invoices for hiring instruments are handled through disbursements to school accounts.

 

Instrument Tutor (Alphabetical) Contact details
FLUTE Karen Batten
B Mus Hons. M Mus. LRSM.
karen.batten@xtra.co.nz
VOICE  Michaela Cadwgan
BMus/BA, BMus(Hons)
michaela.cadwgan@gmail.com 
VOICE  Annabelle Cheetham
Dip Teach. ABRSM Teaching Certificate. Dip Executant Mus.
annabelle.cheetham@marsden.school.nz
CLARINET & SAXOPHONE  Mark Cookson
MMus. BA. LTCL. 
cookson.mark@gmail.com
VIOLIN & VIOLA  Glenda Craven
First violinist NZSO, retired, LTCL. 
gvdcraven@gmail.com 
PIANO Mrs Irene Lau
ARAM.(Hons) FTCL. LRAM. LRSM. 
Lauchopin@gmail.com 
DRUM KIT, UKELELE Mr Darren Sigley
BMus. 
darrynsigley@gmail.com 
BASSOON Penny Miles  penmiles@gmail.com
TUBA Ian Ridgewell
BAHons, GCGI, LLCM, Dip Mus. 
ianridgewell.teacherl@gmail.com 
PIANO Kirsten Robertson
M Mus. PG Dip. PG Dip Adv.
krr.robertson@gmail.com
OBOE Madeline Sakofsky
BMus, MAAM
mad.sakofsky@gmail.com
PIANO Emma Sayers
MMus, LTCL, AIRMT.
emma.sayers@marsden.school.nz
BRASS Chris Selley rfnselley@gmail.com
GUITAR Tyson Smith tysonsmithmusic@gmail.com
PIANO Dr Rachel Thomson
DMA, BA, FTCL, LRSM, AIRMT.
rachel.thomson@marsden.school.nz
'CELLO & DOUBLE BASS Brenton Veitch
Principal ‘cello of Orchestra Wellington, Wellbeing Instructor for NZSO.
veitchbb@gmail.com

Cancelling Lesson

If you know in advance that a lesson needs to be cancelled, please phone or text the teacher. This needs to be done at least 48 hours before the lesson in the case of a test or activity and, in the case of sickness, before 7am on the morning of the lesson. Failure to do this will mean that the lesson will be charged for.

Terminating Tuition

A term of tuition, once commenced, must be completed or a full term’s fees paid. Written notice of termination of lessons by parent/caregiver or teacher must be given a term in advance.

 

Please feel free to ring your music teacher at any time and discuss the progress of your daughter. The online form for lessons can be found using the button at the top of this page.