Request for Instrumental, Voice and Speech & Drama Lessons in 2018
Please ensure you have read the ‘Itinerant Performing Arts Handbook’ information booklet before completing this form.
One form per student please.

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.

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Is your children a returning student to music or speech & drama lessons or a new student? *
Please state grades or years of learning if applicable
Piano/Keyboard/Organ Teacher's Bio
Dr Greg Neil – DMA (Boston Uni) MMus (Boston U), BMus Hons (VUW) LTCL, AIRMT
Greg completed a doctorate in piano at Boston University in 2006, a Masters degree in 1998 at Boston University and a BMus Hons at Victoria University in Wellington. Greg has taught piano since 1992 to a wide range of student levels. Since 2007 he has also taught at the NZ Opera School. Greg has worked at Auckland and Waikato Universities, currently serving on the board of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and often appearing in recital with many of New Zealand’s younger elite singers. Greg is the Waikato Representative of the ABRSM.

Cindy Xia – MMus, BMus (Hon), DipABRSM
Cindy 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.

Teacher Preference
Voice Teachers' Bio
Pamela Wallace - Dip.Music
Pamela graduated in 1991 with a Diploma of Music. Winner of NZ Herald Aria and NZ National Vocal Awards. Awarded AGC Young Achievers Award and Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Scholarship. Pamela studied in London with Mme Vera Rozasa (teacher of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major) and in New York with Frances Wilson. Pamela was offered a place to study at the Britten/Pears School of Advanced Musical Studies in England. She has performed in Opera and Recitals throughout England, Europe, USA and New Zealand. Highlights include performing in the Premiere of Paul McCartney’s ‘Liverpool Oratorio’ in Holland. She returned to New Zealand in 2003 and continues to perform and teach singing.

Loretta Wilkinson
Loretta 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

Voice (individual or group) Preferene
Guitar Teachers' Bio
Sam Koretz – BA (Music)
Sam completed a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Music at Waikato University. He has vast experience as a performer, including playing lead guitar on stage with renowned singer Chris Thompson of Manfred Mann and had the pleasure of performing a US number 1 hit with the man who sang and recorded it. He has been teaching guitar since 2007 in a wide range of styles reflecting his expertise in both the classical and rock worlds, and enjoys sharing his passion for music with his students.

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 Trenwith
Tyler 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 - BMus
Paul 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!

Guitar Preference
Song Writing Teacher Bio
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.
Song Writing
Rock Band Teachers' Bio
Rock Band Programme
If your son or daughter is interested in joining a rock band and you have ticked this option on the form, they will need to come to an audition time so that appropriate groups can be put together. It is essential that students wanting to audition for the rock band programme must already be receiving individual lessons. These groups will practice during lunch time on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday between 1.05pm till 1.45pm. The cost of this weekly lesson is $45 divided by the number
of people in the group. Students are expected to have and bring their own guitars for use. Unfortunately it may not be possible to place every student in a band.

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.Mus
Jeremy 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’.

Rock Band (auditioned)
Bass Guitar Teacher Bio
Jeremy Badger - B.Mus
Jeremy 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’.
Bass Guitar
Drum Kit Teachers' Bio
Jeremy Badger - B.Mus
Jeremy 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 - BA
Nathan 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.

Drum Kit Preference
Ukelele Teachers' Bio
Katie Wigmore - B.Mus(perf), GradDipT
Katie 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.
Ukulele Preference
Violin Teachers' Bio
Bev Oliver – ATCL; IRMT
Bev has been teaching for the past 40 years specialising in Suzuki Method of violin and preparing students for both Trinity College of London exams NCEA. She currently teaches at 8 schools, primary through to Secondary, in the Waikato. She is a playing member of OPUS chamber orchestra and Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra. Bev loves teaching violin and seeing the confidence and pride lessons give to young students.

Jean Paterson - ATCL Violin, Grade 8 Piano, B Soc Sci
Jean 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, ATCL
Melody 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.

Violin Preference
Cello Teachers' Bio
Anna-Marie Alloway - B.Mus, P.G.Dip. Cello Performance
Anna-Marie Alloway has been playing cello since she was three years old. Originally taught by her mother and esteemed cellist, Sally-Anne Brown, a graduate of Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria. Anna-Marie found a great passion for music. In 2013 she completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance Cello and her Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Cello under the tutelage of Rolf Gjelsten, of the New Zealand String Quartet. In 2010 - 2013 she was a member of the Cello section of the NZSO - National Youth Orchestra. In 2014 Anna-Marie won the spot as principal cellist for NZSO-NYO's summer residency course. She has also participated in the Adam Foundation Nelson Summer School, the Bay of Plenty Concerto Competition and has participated in a masterclasses with esteemed cellist Lynn Harrell and Rapheal Wallfisch. In 2014 she attended the Kronberg Academy in Germany. Anna-Marie has undertaken Suzuki Teacher Training in New Zealand and Suzuki Pedagogy Training in Luceren, Switzerland. She has recently participated in the Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson as the cellist in the Troubadour Quartet. Anna-Mare featured in several concerts during the festival; Cellisimo, Bach by Candle light and the Grand Finale Concert where she performed alongside the New Zealand String Quartet and the Goldner Quartet. In 2017 quartet The Troubadours toured New Zealand in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.
Cello
Recorder Teacher's Bio
Katie Wigmore - B.Mus(perf), GradDipT
Katie 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.
Recorder Preference
Flute Teachers' Bio
Kathryn Orbell - B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, FRSM
Kathryn runs a teaching studio in Hamilton with students ranging from beginners through to Diploma level. She has been teaching flute at Southwell for over 20 years and enjoys helping young musicians discover a love and passion for music. She runs the Hamilton Flute Festival – currently NZ’s only flute educational event bringing International players to NZ, is district organiser for the Schools Chamber Music Contest, performs herself with Waikato Baroque, Vent Wind Quintet and Trio Fleuve (out of Auckland) and sings with Hamilton Civic Choir for enjoyment.

Katie Wigmore - B.Mus(perf), GradDipT
Katie 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.

Flute Preference
Clarinet Teacher's Bio
Nathan Koretz - BA
Nathan 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.
Clarinet Preference
Saxophone Teachers' Bio
Nathan Koretz - BA
Nathan 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.
Saxophone Preference
Brass Teacher Bio
Bill Stoneham – B.Mus. from Birmingham Conservatoire (UK)
Bill is NZ's most prominent trumpet soloist, being regularly described as 'trumpet player extraordinaire' and he brings a vast wealth of knowledge about trumpet performance to Southwell. During his
musical education he has been tutored by acclaimed trumpet players from the UK, Sweden, Finland, Russia, USA, NZ and Australia. Having worked for major orchestras in both NZ and Australia, Bill is
passionate about promoting the trumpet within the rapidly growing arts scene of the Waikato. Bill specialises in the trumpet but also teaches all the brass instruments at all levels.
Brass Preference
Bagpipes Teachers' Bio
Meleana Eade
Meleana has been playing the Bagpipes since the age of 10yrs and has over 15 years teaching experience. Together with her husband Brendan, who also teaches the bagpipes, she was heavily involved in the Hamilton Caledonian Pipe Band for a number of years and they were instrumental in getting the band to Grade 1 level. Their desire to provide a high standard of tuition, lead them to form the Central North Island Piping Academy, which has now been running for about 7 years.
Bagpipes Preference
Music Theory Teachers' Bio
Dr Greg Neil – DMA (Boston Uni) MMus (Boston U), BMus Hons (VUW) LTCL, AIRMT
Greg completed a doctorate in piano at Boston University in 2006, a Masters degree in 1998 at Boston University and a BMus Hons at Victoria University in Wellington. Greg has taught piano since 1992 to a wide range of student levels. Since 2007 he has also taught at the NZ Opera School. Greg has worked at Auckland and Waikato Universities, currently serving on the board of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and often appearing in recital with many of New Zealand’s younger elite singers. Greg is the Waikato Representative of the ABRSM.
Music Theory Preference
Speech & Drama Teachers' Bio
Susan Thomas LTCL (Speech & Drama Trinity College London) LSB (Public Speaking Speech New Zealand)
Susan currently teaches Speech & Drama at St Peter’s Cambridge and prior to this she taught Speech & Drama and Public Speaking for 16 years in her private studio and schools in the Rotorua and Eastern BOP. During this period she was an accredited Examiner for Speech New Zealand and adjudicated speech competitions. She has directed groups in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival and mentored students entering PACANZ (Performing Arts Competition Association of NZ). Students under Susan’s tuition have succeeded in a wide variety of fields including; law, medicine, journalism, politics, tourism and drama school. Susan teaches the art of creative communication with passion, integrity and energy. She strongly believes in the valuable life skills learnt through Speech & Drama.

Speech and Drama Teacher - Susan Thomas
Important information
Teacher preference/choice may not always be possible.

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.

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