MEET THE LEWIS EADY TEAM

JOHN EADY  © Lewis Eady Ltd

JOHN EADY - MD
| PIANO SPECIALIST |


Growing up John was a capable student and talented sportsman, but it was in music that he excelled; specifically the clarinet.  He passed his LTCL & LRSM diplomas while still at school, and was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Royal College of Music in London where he studied performance and teaching for four years.  After graduating, John lived the life of a touring musician in Europe for several years, before returning to New Zealand.  He was involved in several of his own businesses and then joined his father at Lewis Eady in 2001.  John is now the fourth family member to own Lewis Eady and as Managing Director he has overall responsibility for the Lewis Eady group. 

EDWARD CASTELLO © Lewis Eady Ltd

EDWARD CASTELOW
| GUITAR SPECIALIST |


Edward hails from the wind swept plains of mid-Canterbury and began his musical journey by singing popular TV themes to his family before joining school choirs and fronting his first band to compete in the Smokefree Rock Quest. Guitar is Edward’s priority instrument although over the last three years he has toured internationally as a multi instrumentalist for some of New Zealand’s leading indie bands. Currently he performs and records his own music under the name Dictaphone Blues. 

Anthony Lai © Lewis Eady Ltd

ANTHONY LAI
| PIANO SPECIALIST |


Coming up to Auckland from sunny Hawke’s Bay, Anthony has always had a love of music. He achieved his ATCL diploma in high school and was active in school music, playing in bands, percussion and even doing a stint in a barbershop quartet. At university he played keyboard and synths, and now at Lewis Eady he has finally come full circle as a piano specialist.

 
MIRANDA ROCCA © Lewis Eady Ltd

MIRANDA ROCCA
| MUSIC SCHOOL MANAGER |


Miranda is responsible for the Music School which currently delivers music lessons to almost 1200 students weekly at 21 Auckland partner primary and intermediate schools and at the Lewis Eady Music Centre in Remuera.  A founding trustee of the NZ Ukulele Trust, Treasurer of Orff New Zealand Aotearoa and of the Auckland Youth Choir, Miranda plays piano and her four children play a range of instruments between them - piano, double bass, guitar, french horn, bass guitar, flute, tenor horm, recorder and ukulele.  All are students of the Lewis Eady Music School.

CHERYL STONNELL © Lewis Eady Ltd

CHERYL STONNELL
| MUSIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR |


Cheryl joined Lewis Eady in 2006 as Music School Administrator.  She is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of lessons to almost 1200 Lewis Eady Music School students every week at our Music Centre and at our 21 partner Auckland schools.  Cheryl is a passionate classical music fan and has been involved in contemporary dance all her life. After hours she teaches contemporary creative dance at her studio Mendl Dance Studios. Cheryl has three adult sons.

JILL MACKENZIE © Lewis Eady Ltd

JILL MACKENZIE
| MUSIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR |


Jill joined Lewis Eady in 2010 provides administration support to the Music School.  Jill's background is in administration and having had her own children enrolled in the Music School since 2005, she is very familiar with Lewis Eady. During this time her children have been involved not only in music lessons but also Rock School, Rock Band Coaching and various performance opportunities. Jill's enthusiastic approach and her own experience with the Music School give her the perfect background to understanding what Lewis Eady can offer other families.  She has no hidden talents, but looks forward to discovering some when her children leave home and she has more time.

 
PHILIP MELSOP © Lewis Eady Ltd

PHILIP MELLSOP
| ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT |


Phil has been with Lewis Eady for more than 11 years, working with the accounts/administration. With his wife Nonita of more than 20 years, they have two children who have been through the Lewis Eady Music School. While not at work Phil enjoys the outdoors such as cycling, swimming & hiking; exploring new places with his family and looking after his Flemish Giant rabbits. Phil is also involved with the local and overseas Christian community.

Sharon Seeto © Lewis Eady Ltd

SHARON SEETO
| CHARITABLE TRUST ADMINISTRATOR |


In 2009, a year after the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust was first established, Sharon joined as Administrator, a part-time role managing the day to day activities of the Trust along with coordinating Lewis Eady music contests, competitions and events.  Married to architect and Rotarian Ron Seeto, they have two daughters (both studied piano through Lewis Eady Music School). Sharon has been involved with fundraising for the Starship Foundation for many years and when not at work, you'll probably find her relaxing on Waiheke Island.