Introducing our team of MUSIC teachers...
Katarzyna (Katherine) Slomian-Mazek joined Lewis Eady in 2016 and teaches piano, keyboard, Musical Jam and Blast-off for us at St Josephs Orakei, Ponsonby, Freemans Bay, Orakei and Westmere Primary Schools. Recently arrived in New Zealand from Poland, Katherine has been teaching piano, music and movement to students of all ages since 2009 – privately, in preschools and for music schools in Poland. Katherine achieved her Master of Arts (Piano Performance and Pedagogy) at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and also her Master of English Philology in the specialisation of culture-media-translation at the University of Silesia in Katowice. A recipient of many music awards, Katherine also brings experience to her lessons from her appointments as summer camp counsellor and dance teacher and as a Zumba instructor!
Cam Taylor joined Lewis Eady Music School in 2016 and teaches piano and keyboard for us at Westmere Primary School, Kowhai Intermediate and Sancta Maria College. Recipient of several music awards at Takapuna Grammar School, first in course award for MUS 340 and winner of the Rive Memorial Scholarship, Cam completed his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland in 2013. Cam has been tutoring piano, music theory, maths and Japanese in Auckland since 2010 in addition to time spent teaching English in schools in Kobe, Japan. Cam sings and plays in various musical groups around New Zealand including The Blackbird Ensemble, Annah Mac, Ruby Frost and Jackie Thomas. Cam currently plays in the bands Human Music and the Pyschs.
Andrew Robinson joined Lewis Eady in 2017 teaching violin for us at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). Andrew started playing violin at the age of five and has enjoyed playing in many performance situations such as the National Youth Orchestra, has been a two-time grand finalist in the National chamber music competition and works with Sistema. Andrew is now focused on pedagogy - the study of one's chosen instrument. Being a performer and a teacher Andrew understands what it takes to learn and enjoy what you do, and aspires to teach in a way that lets his pupils reach their goals.
Brent McGarva who joined Lewis Eady in 2005 teaches at Lewis Eady Rock School in the school holidays. Brent is a secondary school teacher, holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of Auckland and Grade 8 Piano. He teaches music at Aorere College where his special focus is working with the school's rock bands. Brent writes and performs both classical and rock music and is the Principal Coach of the Lewis Eady Rock School.
Alyssa Renwick joined Lewis Eady in 2018 and teaches vocals at Lewis Eady Music School in Epsom, vocals and the choir at Westmere Primary. Originally from Scotland, Alyssa relocated to New Zealand at the end of 2017. She graduated with First Class Honours in 2015 and then went on to teach Vocals and Music Business to aspiring musicians at the Academy of Music and Sound, one of the UK’s leading popular music colleges. Alyssa has been involved in many musical productions and performances, as well as being a member of NYCOS (National Youth Choir of Scotland). She was also a recipient of the Rev Hammer songwriting award in 2015. Alyssa is well versed in most contemporary vocals styles and draws from her performance and songwriting experience in her teaching.
Christo Karadjov who joined Lewis Eady in 2016 teaches clarinet, saxophone and guitar at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom) and at Parnell District School. Christo started learning clarinet through Lewis Eady at the age of 10 and achieved his LTCL diploma in clarinet performance. Currently, Christo is studying towards his Bachelor of Music degree at The University of Auckland. Christo has won scholarships and numerous awards in solo and chamber music competitions. He has years of experience performing in concerts as well as playing in many orchestras and bands. Christo also enjoys playing guitar and producing/recording music.
Denny Chou who joined Lewis Eady in 2010 teaches piano at Balmoral School, Royal Oak and Ponsonby Primary Schools. Denny has been teaching piano for more than 10 years and alongside Dom Blaazer, she heads our team of piano teachers offering sound guidance and advice as needed. In 2008 (just a little before she joined our team) Denny was the Symphonic Band Leader at Tauranga Girls’ College. She moved to Auckland in 2009 and achieved her Bachelor of Music majoring in Piano Performance (Honours) in 2012. Denny also holds ATCL with distinction in piano and grade 7 in flute. She has successfully presented many students for both ABRSM and Trinity music examinations (initial through to Grade 8) with 100% pass rate. When not teaching, Denny enjoys the odd french pastry and a good coffee!
Dominic Blaazer who joined Lewis Eady in 2011 teaches guitar, ukulele, piano and keyboard at St Leo’s Devonport, Takapuna, Marist and Ponsonby Primary Schools. Dom also teaches band instruments (woodwind and brass) at Ponsonby Primary. Born and raised in Jamaica, he played the tuba through school in the UK then trained in London as a chef in the early ’80s. Believing that musicians were saner than chefs he ran away to start a band. Since arriving in Auckland in 1992, Dom has played live, toured and recorded with a wide selection of artists including The Chills, The Peter Stuyvesant Hitlist, John Rowles, Ray Columbus, Garageland, Jan Hellriegel, Goldenhorse, The Clean and SJD. He plays a wide range of instruments including the Theremin (the world’s only non-contact musical instrument) and currently plays for Don McGlashan, The Reputations soul revue and The Trains. His favourite instruments are his vintage Hammond organ, record player and pasta machine.
Chris Marshall joined Lewis Eady in 2017 and teaches guitar, ukulele and bass guitar for us at Lewis Eady (75 Great South Road, Epsom), Glendowie and Remuera Primary Schools. Chris completed Jazz Performance at the University of Auckland (Electric/Upright Bass Major), and will be graduating this year with a conjoint degree in Science and Music. Chris is a core member of a number of bands including Miss June, who have regularly toured around NZ and Australia, and The Miltones, who are releasing an Album in June 2017. Chris also plays in The Queen City Big Band, La Luna and The Gadjos, Trapjaw Kelpie and regularly fills in for a number of other acts around Auckland. In his lessons, Chris aims to give his students a solid base in music theory and technique, while making sure that the lessons are fun and enjoyable.
Adam Thorndyke joined Lewis Eady in 2018, and teaches guitar for us at our Epsom Studios. Adam is passionate about his music and teaching and holds a Grade 8 Electric Guitar qualification with the Trinity College of London. Adam is currently completing his first year of his Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at MAINZ in Auckland. Adam writes and composes his own music and is lead vocalist, lead guitar and also plays bass in his own band. Adam also plays in a number of other bands and enjoys band mentoring. Although Adam’s interest is in Rock, he has written and produced music in Rap, Dance,Jazz and Blues genres. During Adam’s school years, his band won the Bandquest competition and Adam also represented his school in jazz competitions. In Adam’s spare time he plays in his band, writes or records in his home studio. He is passionate about teaching others and helping them reach their musical goals.
Sam Loveridge who joined Lewis Eady in 2013 is a multi-instrumentalist! He teaches guitar, ukulele, keyboard, drum kit and violin and Rock Band at Pt Chevalier, Hobsonville, Newton and Richmond Road Primary Schools and at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road,Epsom). Sam graduated from Auckland University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz performance - guitar. Sam has been teaching music for several years and plays many styles of music (in two bands) - jazz, blues, soul, rock, funk, reggae, metal, ska and punk. Sam also took a Pacific Pop music paper at Auckland University expanding his knowledge of pop music of the Pacific including hip hop, reggae and older Pacific styles of music such as slack key guitar.
Greg Dallison who joined Lewis Eady in 2011 teaches guitar and ukulele at Maungawhau, Ponsonby, Stonefields and Royal Oak Primary Schools, Balmoral School, Pasadena Intermediate and at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). Greg studied at the Nelson School of Music where he gained a Merit pass in Contemporary Music and went on to study at Teachers College. Greg has been teaching full time in Auckland for 15 years and is passionate about teaching beginner students. “I love being able to see students enjoying playing music, getting progressively better and becoming capable musicians”.
Will Allardice who joined Lewis Eady in 2014 teaches guitar, electric bass, ukulele and mandolin in Wellington for us. Will started playing guitar at school (both classical and pop styles) and after university, completed Trinity classical grades and has been teaching students of all ages – beginner to advanced, in the Wellington region for over 25 years. Will’s interest in music/guitar ranges from early classical to the present day so he has an extensive collection of teaching material and expertise. Will plays classical concerts and also electric guitar in a covers band. An old boy of St Patrick’s Kilbirnie with a Bachelor of Horticultural Science from Massey University Will enjoys running and tennis in his spare time and a long black coffee!
Felix Hayes-Tourelle joined Lewis Eady Music School in 2017, and teaches saxophone and clarinet for us at Lewis Eady (Great South Road, Epsom). Felix is in his third year of studying towards a Bachelor of Music degree at The University of Auckland, having so far received four first in course awards for music theory, music history, and jazz improvisation. As well as leading his own jazz groups, Felix has had experience playing tenor and alto saxophones, and clarinet in the University of Auckland Big Band and Saxophone Ensemble, and also is a member of the Queen City Big Band, North Harbour Big Band, and was a member of the 2017 New Zealand Youth Jazz Orchestra (NZYJO). Felix has also attended masterclasses with numerous jazz musicians from around the world, including New York drummer Ari Hoenig, New York trumpeter Alex Sipiagin (who Felix toured with as a member of the NZYJO) and Boston saxophonist George Garzone (longtime teacher at the Berklee College of Music), from whom Felix also received private tuition. Felix did some relief teaching for us in 2017 and is looking forward to tutoring his own group of students for us this year.
Emma McNab joined Lewis Eady Music School in 2016 and teaches flute, keyboard, piano, clarinet, saxophone and Musical Jam for us at Ponsonby Primary School, Stonefields School, Kowhai Intermediate and at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). Recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in Classical Performance (flute) at the University of Auckland, Emma grew up in New Plymouth where she also spent time teaching at her local Music School. Flute and piccolo are Emma’s primary instruments and Emma is also proficient in keyboard and in saxophone which she played in concert bands, jazz bands and in a saxophone quartet whilst at secondary school. Having developed her love of flute supported by a strong musical community which proudly encourages young performers, Emma is now enjoying sharing the musical knowledge she has gained with our young musicians.
Kamran Khodaverdian who joined Lewis Eady in 2013 teaches piano at Remuera, Pt Chevalier and Kohia Terrace Primary Schools and Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). Kamran is a professional, classical pianist and has been teaching for the past 15 years. Kamran achieved his Bachelor of Music at the University of Tehran and moved to New Zealand five years ago. Also a composer, Kamran recently produced his composition 'Dreaming of Dandelions'.
Kingsley Tang who joined Lewis Eady in 2015 teaches piano at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). Kingsley has been teaching piano and keyboard for the last 12 years. He became an Associate of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMT) New Zealand after passing his ATCL in instrumental teaching with distinction in 2008. He was also the IRMT Christchurch branch Teachers’ Diploma Award winner that year. This is Kingsley’s second stint at Lewis Eady, having previously taught here in 2010-2011.
Sarah Luethi rejoined Lewis Eady in 2017 after spending a few years in her homeland Switzerland (and now a proud mum of two beautiful children)! She finished studying contemporary music and performance at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) in 2004 and since then has been teaching music at many different levels including one-on-one piano to both adults and children, keyboard groups and has held music specialist roles in high schools, primary schools and early childhood centres both here and overseas.
Sarah has been part of various band projects singing and playing keyboard. Her last two bands toured and performed around Switzerland.
Teaching is Sarah’s passion. She loves passing her love of music on to others. Sarah currently teaches Musical Jam, piano and keyboard at Pt Chevalier, Bayfield, St Michaels and Westmere Primary Schools.
Peter Bayliss joined Lewis Eady in 2016 and teaches guitar, ukulele and bass guitar for us at Kowhai Intermediate and Bayfield Primary Schools. Having worked extensively as a live musician, studio session guitarist, musical arranger/director since the 1960’s, and a teacher since the 2000’s, Peter now particularly enjoys sharing his experience and teaching students at all stages of playing - those new to guitar through to more advanced students seeking further refinement. Peter currently plays in ‘The Brendon Ham Band’ and ‘Southern Cross Band’. Over the years, Peter has played with many musicians including Sir Howard Morrison, John Rowles, Brendan Dugan, Al Hunter, Jodi Vaughn, Suzanne Prentice, Gray Bartlett and Rick Bryant. As session guitarist/contract music arranger for TVNZ in the late 70’s and 80’s, Peter worked on shows as diverse as ‘The Ray Woolfe Show’, ‘Twelve Bar Rhythm and Shoes’ and ‘Stars on Sunday’. Peter regularly works with other musicians - songwriting and recording and contributing his musical input to the lyrics of others.
Charlotte Shim, joined Lewis Eady in 2017 and teaches piano at Lewis Eady Music School at Great South Road, Epsom. Charlotte is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York where she studied Piano Performance with Herbert Stessin and had master classes and chamber music classes with Oxana Yablonskaya, Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, and Martin Canin. Charlotte gave recitals at Paul Hall and Morse Hall at the Juilliard during her years there.
Accepted to Juilliard pre-College at the age of 14, in 1993 Charlotte performed at Weill Carnegie Hall in New York City. She received the New Jersey Young Artist Governor’s Award and performed with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at the State Theatre in Trenton and received the Conductor’s Award. Charlotte has also participated in Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts and has been teaching music in Auckland since 2009.
Jack Barnard who joined Lewis Eady in 2016 is a multi-instrumentalist! He teaches keyboard, guitar, ukulele, trumpet, trombone, recorder and vocals for us at Mellons Bay and at our Great South Road Music School in Epsom. A multi-instrumentalist, Jack started learning trumpet when he was eight, gaining his grade 8 ABRSM in high school and then commenced his Classical Performance degree at the University of Auckland. Jack is also a keen dancer (jazz, tap and ballet) and has performed with orchestras, wind bands, jazz bands, amateur and professional musical theatre musicals as well as in many other freelance engagements. He performs regularly on stage - singing, dancing and acting.
Craig Humphries joined Lewis Eady in 2017 and teaches guitar, ukulele, piano, keyboard, vocals and Musical Jam for us at Maungawhau, Wakaaranga, Glendowie and Ponsonby Primary Schools and Sancta Maria College. He is a fully registered music specialist who has worked in the primary, intermediate, secondary sector, and private tuition for both children and adults for over 20 years. He has spent many years running his own recording studio Sound-Art, and has won numerous international awards for music composition in short film and tourism DVDs and has composed for television series and MTV ads. Craig specialises in conducting and coaching orchestras, concert bands, rock bands, jazz bands and the like. He teaches a variety of instruments including guitar, all styles, bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin, keyboard and piano, voice, recorder/flute and drums/percussion. Over the years Craig has performed at many festivals including Womad, Great Barrier Mussel Fest and many more.
Pete Hickman who joined Lewis Eady Music in 2016 teaches guitar, ukulele, and piano for us at Ponsonby, Remuera, Pt Chevalier and Westmere Primary Schools and guitar at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Remuera). Pete has a Bachelor of Music Performance & Production from The London Centre of Contemporary Music and a Diploma in teaching from East London College. He also teaches vocals, ukulele, drums, piano, band development workshops and songwriting and production classes. Pete has been playing, performing, teaching, touring and recording as a professional musician for the last 10 years. Pete also works as a composer for audio post production as well as writing and recording his own music. He was a finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (ISC) in 2013 and runner up in the 2016 ‘Song of the Year’ song & lyric writing competition.
Richard Linklater who joined Lewis Eady in 2006 teaches drum kit at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom), Pasadena and Kowhai Intermediate Schools, Freemans Bay, Westmere and Ponsonby Primary Schools. Richard has over 45 years experience drumming at a professional level in many different genres of music including jazz and world-fusion, rock/pop, blues and R'n B, Ska/reggae, country, and on a range of instruments including Latin/Brazilian percussion, West African dununs, Cook Island log drums (pate) and hand drums (bongos, doumbek). Over the years, Richard has performed in many venues and at numerous events from Sweetwaters in 1981, the Taupo Arts Festival and the Percussive Arts Festival at Victoria University in 1998 and Womad in 1999. Richard now plays regularly at the Thirsty Dog's Auckland Blues Club, is a member of two bands 'Eli and The Blue Rocket Band' and 'Tommy' and loves passing on his skills to the younger generation.
Sean Martin-Buss joined Lewis Eady in 2017 and teaches piano, keyboard, and guitar for us at St Michael’s Primary and piano, guitar, woodwind and brass for us at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). A multi-instrumentalist, Sean studied classical music as a child and is in his 3rd year of study towards his Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) degree. Sean has been teaching piano, guitar and saxophone since 2011 and is regular performer in several bands including playing piano in Scuba Diva (led by Jimmy Mac, keyboardist for Lorde), Sal Valentine & the Babyshakes, North Harbour Swing Band and Siobhan Leilani, which spans genres from funk to big band jazz. Currently Sean plays keyboard and tenor saxophone in the afrobeat band Ijebu Pleasure Club and regularly plays both piano and organ in function and restaurant jazz bands.
Joyce Lee joined Lewis Eady in 2017 and teaches piano and keyboard for us at Pt Chevalier, Maungawhau and Balmoral Primary Schools. An old girl of Diocesan School for Girls and taught by the Italian concert pianist - Matteo Napoli, Joyce holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Classical Piano Performance achieved at the University of Auckland under Rae de Lisle. Currently Joyce is working towards her Master of Music majoring in Piano Pedagogy. Joyce won the Diocesan School for Girls Piano Concerto Contest and participated in the Ronisch Secondary Schools Piano Competition and the University of Auckland Concerto Competition. Joyce was one of the 16 semi-finalists in the Wallace National Piano Competition in both 2015 and 2017 and loves teaching piano!
Campbell Mackenzie joined Lewis Eady in 2015 and teaches guitar for us at Marist Primary and Lewis Eady (Great Sth Road, Epsom). A Lewis Eady “graduate” (starting lessons with us at the age of 6), Campbell has been one of our holiday programme tutors since 2015 and has been a regular relieving guitar tutor in 2017.
In his final year of secondary school, Campbell was the vocalist for the school Big Band, which won gold at the 2017 KBB Music Festival, and a member of the band VINyL (winner of his school’s Battle of the Bands competition in 2015 and 2017). He has also held lead roles in the school musical productions. Campbell has been recognised as an emerging singer/songwriter, having been named as a finalist twice in the Play It Strange Songwriting Competition. He has also had success in the Auckland Solo/Duo category of SmokeFreeRockQuest (First Place, Musicianship Award and Best Song) and will be studying Popular Music at the University of Auckland from 2018.
Alex Park joined Lewis Eady Music in 2018 and teaches guitar for us at Royal Oak and Epsom Normal Primary Schools. Recipient of music awards at Kingsway School. Alex is completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at The University of Auckland in 2018. Alex has been tutoring guitar since 2013. He performs background music at big company functions and festivals and is as passionate about teaching as he is about performing music.
Jamie de Jong joined Lewis Eady Music School in 2016 and teaches piano and keyboard for us at Ponsonby Primary and Bayfield Primary Schools. Currently a student at the University of Auckland studying English and Music, Jamie has been playing the piano since she was 7 and holds Grade 8 Piano and Grade 6 Music theory qualifications. Over the years Jamie has performed in many concerts around Auckland. She attended Carmel College where she played the piano for numerous functions and also played violin in the school orchestra. Jamie loves passing on the interesting things she has learnt over the years, which have given her a deep love of music.
Emma Duncan joined Lewis Eady in 2018 is currently studying at the New Zealand School of Music, Wellington majoring in composition in sonic arts, and composition in voice and instrumental. Emma is completing a conjoint degree with computer science at Victoria University. Originally from Auckland, Emma competed her secondary school studies at Baradene College where she was involved extensively in the music program. She played percussion and had leadership roles in both the concert band and orchestra, in addition to teaching percussion in the junior orchestra and received many music awards at Baradene. Emma is Grade 7 Trinity Theory of Music qualified and has been playing piano since she was 8 years old.
Jono Ashwell joined Lewis Eady Music School in 2018 and teaches guitar for us at Ponsonby Primary School and at Lewis Eady (Great South Road, Epsom). Jono began playing guitar in various musical groups in 2008. Between 2011 and 2013, Jono studied at MAINZ (the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand), where he won various awards including Best Original Song and completed his Certificate in Songwriting and Musical Performance. Jono is currently lead singer in the band ‘Royal Jackets’ and also plays in cover band ‘The Babylon Club’.
Marc Colenso joined Lewis Eady in 2018 and teaches drum kit for us at Pt Chevalier Primary School. Having taught music at a number of schools around Auckland over the last ten years and as a registered teacher he also taught Performing Arts at Waikowhai Intermediate. As a musician, Marc performs regularly around Auckland in various bands, most notably as the drummer for reggae band Surrey Boudit. Marc loves sharing his passion for music and likes to make sure his students also have fun whilst learning new skills. When he’s not playing or teaching music Marc likes to spend time with his 4 year old, learning how to be a Dad.
Grace McKenzie joined Lewis Eady Music School in 2018 and teaches violin and piano for us at our Epsom Music Studios. Grace is a Classical Violin Performance Major. She left Rangi Ruru Girls school in Christchurch a year early to pursue her musical endeavours under the tutelage of Stephen Larsen. Grace achieved considerable success in the NZCT Chamber Music Competition at high school, having reached the finals two years in a row, on both violin and piano. Grace led the 2nd violin section of the National Youth Orchestra in 2017 and has been invited to play for numerous prestigious artists since studying at the University, including Charlie Castleman, Ilya Gringolts, and Professor Elisabeth Kufferath. Also a pianist, Grace completed her ATCL diploma on the piano in 2014.
Chrissie Hart re-joined Lewis Eady in 2018 and teaches piano and vocals for us at St Paul's College Ponsonby on Saturdays. Chrissie has over 12 years teaching experience, specialising in piano and voice tuition. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Auckland. Chrissie also studied performance and composition at the NZSM in Wellington and UCLA in America. She spent approximately four years working abroad as a professional pianist/keyboardist and vocalist on cruise lines and in five-star hotels in Asia. Chrissie has her ATCL in classical voice and loves singing opera in her spare time. She mostly performs as a jazz vocalist for Auckland trio 'The Yardbirds' and fronts her originals band 'Little Hart' who recorded their debut EP in 2018.
Jo Kelsey joined Lewis Eady Music School in 2018 and teaches piano and vocals and Rock Band at Pt Chevalier Primary, Orakei Primary and Pasadena Intermediate. Trained in both classical and contemporary music, she completed her Bachelor of Music and Diploma in Music Teaching at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London, where she continued to work as a professional vocalist, session musician and choir leader for a number of years. In 2016 Jo moved to Auckland and has continued her work as a session musician and original artist whilst leading the New Zealand Girls Choir and singing with blues-rock band RadioComa.
Nathan Imboden joined Lewis Eady in 2013 and teaches guitar, piano and vocals Wakaaranga Primary School and at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). Of Swiss and Maldivian descent, Nathan completed his Bachelor of Music degree on a full scholarship at the University of Auckland. Nathan has been teaching music abroad and in New Zealand since 2008. His music experience includes working as a Radio Jockey and hosting two TV shows promoting young musicians in the Maldives, being a session singer for various bands in Switzerland and fronting a live covers band in Auckland that has headlined at Vector Arena among other venues.
Sam Schuyt joined Lewis Eady Music School in 2018 and teaches piano for us at Lewis Eady Music School (Great South Road, Epsom). After receiving a New Zealand Secondary School Music Scholarship in 2013, Sam studied classical piano under Rae de Lisle at the University of Auckland for two years before changing to a degree in law and political science in 2016.
Sam has worked as an accompanist for five years, playing alongside the Wellington College Chorale to reach the Big Sing National Finals in 2013, and supporting the Auckland Girls’ Choir as accompanist from 2015 – 2017. Sam has been teaching piano since 2014 and also tutors primary and secondary school students in English.
Alexandra Gandionco joined Lewis Eady in 2013 and teaches Musical Jam, keyboard and singing at St Teresa’s School, Karori. Alexandra is currently studying classical performance (as a vocalist) at the New Zealand School of Music. Originally from Auckland, Alexandra graduated from a specialist music programme at Idyllwild Arts Academy in California.
Since returning to New Zealand, she has been a part of the St Patrick’s Cathedral choir and the Opera Factory in Auckland. Alexandra is now a member of the Orpheus Choir of Wellington, and has performed several times with the NZ Symphony Orchestra as part of the chorus. As well as pursuing her Bachelors in Music, Alexandra is also studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.
Katie Ma joined Lewis Eady in 2018 and teaches piano for us at Lewis Eady’ Epsom studios. Katie is completing her Bachelor of Music Honours Degree at the University Of Auckland majoring in piano classical performance under the tutelage of Stephen de Pledge.
Since studying towards her degree in Auckland, she has grown an interest in music education for the piano. Katie is committed to developing children's own unique musical growth by using different teaching materials and methods.
At age eleven, Katie was accepted to Wuhan Conservatory of Music, and since then have won many national and local competitions around China. Katie participated in many masterclasses in Shanghai and Beijing during her study in China and is heavily influenced by well-known musicians such as Gao-Ping and Professor Du Tai Hang at the Beijing Conservatory of Music in China.
Katie has had many experiences accompanying ensembles, choirs, vocalists and soloists competing in major competitions around New Zealand. She also regularly performs chamber music at many events around Auckland.
Pearl Huang who first joined Lewis Eady Music School in 2014 teaches flute, recorder, piano and theory for us Pearl has just returned from Germany where she completed her Master of Music Flute Performance studies with top marks at the Folkwang University of the Arts. She has been recipient of various scholarships and awards including the Anne Bellam Scholarship, George Turner Wilson Music Trust Senior Award, Senior Scholar Award in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, Les and Sonia Andrews Woodwind Prize, Pultron Composites Award, and several first in course awards from the University of Auckland. Pearl has taken pedagogy courses throughout her study both in her bachelor studies in Auckland and masters in Germany, and has enjoyed teaching music for almost a decade.