Lesson Information


Seatoun/Miramar area on Mondays.

Karori on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ngaio/Khandallah on Fridays.

Thursdays I am all over the place!

Lessons are also held at my studio in Newlands.



Lessons are held between 3.30pm and 8.00 pm Monday – Friday.
Parents/guardians of younger students are most welcome to attend lessons in order to support the student with practice at home.



Lesson fees are invoiced in the second week on each school term. There are no lessons during the school holidays unless students need extra support with exam/performance preparation.


Lesson fees are as follows:

$35/35 minute lesson

$45/45 minute lesson

$50/60 minute lesson



Students need to provide notice of cancellation 24 hours in advance. I will always do my best to reschedule the lesson for a suitable time.


Can I learn the violin if I don’t own a violin?

Yes you can!  I can help you find an instrument that is suitably sized and priced. There are a range of options ranging from an inexpensive hire instrument ($60) through to a priceless Italian instrument!


Is the violin particularly difficult?

Short answer: no…. the violin is just like any other instrument to learn. It has an initial learning phase that is challenging however as you progress it becomes more and more enjoyable. Just like piano, or recorder or tennis!

Can I do an exam?

Yes you can! Some students thrive on having the goal of an exam. I am experienced in preparing students for exams from grade one to diploma level. Many of my students have had excellent results with ABRSM and Trinity College examination boards.

Can I have a trial lesson?

Of course you can! I offer no obligation trial lessons so that you can try out my teaching style and see whether it is for you.