Itinerant Performing Arts Handbook link here http://www.southwell.school.nz/music_lessons.cfm
This form is due by Wednesday 31st January 2018. Late entries will be accepted however places cannot be guaranteed.
Cindy Xia – MMus, BMus (Hon), DipABRSMCindy is passionate about inspiring students to become excellent and creative learners. Cindy runs a full teaching studio in Hamilton, tutors at Sistema Waikato and is the accompanist for the Mosaic Waikato Modern Choir. She is also the pianoforte convener for the Hamilton Performing Arts Competitions. In 2015 Cindy toured New Zealand as part of her flute and piano ensemble, the Korihi Duo, which will embark on a second national tour in 2017. Cindy studied piano with Dr. Rae de Lisle at the University of Auckland and graduated with her Master of Music in the spring of 2016.
Loretta WilkinsonLoretta trained in voice at the prestigious Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Australia, and further afield with The Otakar Kraus Music Trust in London. Comfortable teaching all styles from classical and musical theatre through to contemporary, Loretta also offers preparation for vocal exams, competitions and auditions with many of her past students entering the profession under her guidance. Loretta is a working professional singer, having previously performed with Musical theatre tours, and in operas, festivals and concerts both in New Zealand and internationally. She is founder and director of vocal group LYRICA with whom she travels NZ entertaining at corporate events and festivals. www.lyrica.co.nz
Sam Trenwith Sam has been tutoring at Southwell for the last 12 years. His focus is on individual achievement and he has an encouraging and relaxed approach to music lessons. He has worked with many accomplished musicians including Kimbra, Jason Kerrison (Op Shop) and Brooke Fraser. His work with school rock bands has resulted in many finalists at the national Smokefree Rock Quest. His passion is song writing and being creative musically, and he has had his original songs played on national radio. He is currently playing in bands Late 80’s Mercedes, Radiator and Trenwith Boys.
Tyler TrenwithTyler has been playing guitar, drums and bass for over a decade, teaching at Tamahere, Rototuna and Fairfield, as well as privately for the last 4 years. When he isn't teaching, Tyler performs around the North Island with his band Sinai, and in the pits for Hamilton Operatic Society on both bass and percussion, having played in shows such as; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver, Evita and Sister Act.
Paul van Wering - BMusPaul is an experienced guitar, bass and ukulele teacher who has taught privately and in many schools for over 20 years. He is also a professional musician/entertainer and composer with 30 years of performance experience nationwide. Paul is the author of the nationally acclaimed beginner guitar book - Play that Guitar!
Sam Trenwith Sam has been tutoring at Southwell for the last 10 years. His focus is on individual achievement and he has an encouraging and relaxed approach to music lessons. He has worked with many accomplished musicians including Kimbra, Jason Kerrison (Op Shop) and Brooke Fraser. His work with school rock bands has resulted in many finalists at the national Smokefree Rock Quest. His passion is song writing and being creative musically, and he has had his original songs played on national radio. He is currently playing in bands Late 80’s Mercedes, Radiator and Trenwith Boys.
Jeremy Badger - B.MusJeremy has been playing drums for over 15 years. He has played in several musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, My Fair Lady and Southwell's own Me and My Girl. He has played in many rock bands, the most recent being The Latest Fallout. Jeremy’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Music from Vision College where he learned to play many varying styles of music of which he aims to pass on to whoever he has the privilege of teaching. Jeremy is currently tutoring at Vision College, Hamilton Christian School, and other primary schools that fit under the umbrella of ‘Music House’.
Nathan Koretz - BANathan is versatile over a wide range of musical instruments and genres. From passing Trinity College of Music exams all with distinction, to studying under classical clarinet wizard Murray Khouri, he has had a colourful career to date. This includes stage performances on drums with rock music legends Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann). He has shared the stage with local artists such as Bic Runga and played saxophone in Hamilton Operatic Society’s acclaimed 2016 Rocky Horror Show. He has featured on many studio recordings, including as a session musician with the likes of Scott Fairbairn, son of legendary rock producer Bruce Fairbairn (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Van Halen). He has come to the attention of well known music industry names such as studio engineer and producer Mike Fraser and guitar giant Slash (Guns n Roses). He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waikato and twenty years of teaching experience at prominent schools and educational facilities in the Waikato, including St Pauls Collegiate, Hamilton Boys High School, Southwell School and Wintec Media Arts Department.
Jean Paterson - ATCL Violin, Grade 8 Piano, B Soc SciJean has been teaching violin privately and also at various schools in Hamilton since 1987 and at Morrinsville College since 1993. She also teaches violin at the Hamilton Community Centre of Music. Music has always been a big part of her family life from an early age and she seeks to encourage students on a lifelong love of music. She enjoys and is experienced in teaching students of all ages. She believes learning music should be enjoyable and aims to teach to each student’s own learning style and level. Jean also plays in the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra.
Julie Pescud - Grade 8 Distinction , Royal Schools Music, BMA (Commercial Music)Julie plays a wide range of violin and fiddle styles from classical, gypsy, Celtic or American Fiddle to blues and jazz improvisations and has played Fiddle in bands for 25 years. She has been teaching violin for 10 years and enjoys sharing her musical experience with young violinists (or fiddle players). She aims to inspire and encourage them through a love and enjoyment of music.
Melody Gumbley – BMus (Hons), GradDipTchg, ATCLMelody Gumbley is an experienced professional violinist and violin teacher based in Hamilton. She holds a BMus (Hons) in violin from Victoria University and studied violin at the Musikhochschule in Detmold, Germany. As a Suzuki trained teacher with her own studio, Melody enjoys inspiring students and fostering their love of music and the violin while developing solid technique. She tutors also at Sistema Waikato and Waikato Community School of Music.Melody has performed with various orchestras and ensembles including the Auckland Philharmonia, Vector Wellington Orchestra, Detmolder Kammerorchester and Ensemble Vinorosso. She plays currently with Opus Chamber Orchestra and is a member of Stella Strings Duo and String Quartet.
Katie Wigmore - B.Mus(perf), GradDipTKatie has been teaching as an instrumental specialist, both at her home studio and in schools, for more than 20 Years. She enjoys teaching and inspiring children and adults in preparation for musical exams, NCEA, or just for the love of music! In 2003 Katie returned to University to pursue her formal musical training and since completing her Diploma of Teaching she has worked as a Music and Performing Arts teacher in schools. Katie has been a playing member of The Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra since the age of 15 years old, and is also heavily involved in Hamilton Operatic Society.
Please note that you will be contact for lessons to start within two weeks of the closing date or two weeks from when the form was submitted.
Enrollment is conditional on your school account being up to date.
4 weeks’ notice prior to the end of the term is required for students withdrawing from lessons. Itinerant teachers will charge for 4 weeks’ lessons in lieu of notice.
The parent/guardian submitting the form gives a commitment to abide by the conditions of tuition described there, and to pay fees for your child’s lessons. (Individual lesson fee range from $25-35 +GST, Group range from $15-25 +GST)
Student's must commit to being present at all lessons as timetabled, practising regularly and playing an active role in the music groups when able.