KIA ORA, I'M KATHRYN

NZ piano teacher, pianist and composer

I can help you find enjoyment as you learn the piano and take you to a level where you're playing skillfully and writing music of your own.

KIA ORA, I'M KATHRYN

NZ piano teacher, pianist and composer

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I can help you find enjoyment as you learn the piano and take you to a level where you're playing skillfully and writing music of your own.

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Learning to play the piano can be really fulfilling.  It provides an outlet for personal expression, a point of connection with others and gives confidence and enjoyment. If you’re looking for a creative pursuit for yourself or your child, piano lessons are a great place to start.

I offer piano lessons online and from my studio in Rotorua, Springfield. I work with beginners and help students with existing skills make progress and develop the wider music skills they need to become successful musicians

After school lessons in Rotorua
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As an experienced piano teacher, I've learnt that even if students want to be able to play well, without clear guidance, encouragement and accountability they can struggle to make much significant progress. In piano lessons, I help students develop the practical skills they need to be able to play well. Beginner students work through a structured learning sequence that gives them a strong foundation to build on. As students progress, together we work on a balanced programme of music that will expand their capabilities and is enjoyable for them to play.  Students are able to sit piano exams and enter competitions if they wish.

I love seeing students achieve a level of playing that brings enjoyment and confidence. I understand that learning the piano is not always easy, but that with the right support and encouragement students can make real progress, experience success and discover a love for music that will last a lifetime.

Piano lessons in Rotorua
Piano lessons in Rotorua

I have been involved in Music Education for over 20 years and am a fully registered teacher with the New Zealand Teachers' Council.  I have a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in piano and a Bachelor of Music degree with first class honours majoring in composition from Auckland University where I was the recipient of the Hollinrake Music Scholarship, Bishop Music Scholarship,  Senior Music Prize and was twice a major winner in the Lilburn Trust Composition Prize Concerts. 

Ready to learn?

Contact me to find out more about enrolling  in piano lessons and current vacancies.