Tutors

Evolution Dance - Emma Andrew

American Jazz Syllabus and Hip Hop classes
Examinations in August each year for Jazz.
End of year show in December each year.
Classes to cater for all ages.

Contact Emma

Judy McKenzie

  • Whitianga
  • 07 8665820 / 027 6305 510

I teach Tap 'n Jazz dancing, on a Tuesday after school. 

The age is from 3yrs girls/boys up to Adult classes.

Contact Judy McKenzie 

Lisa Gifford Dance

Lisa established a dance school in Whitianga five years ago. She started dancing when she was four years old and competed in all disciplines during her career, including ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance.

Dylan Wade Lajunen

Guitarist, singer songwriter
I specifically enjoy teaching groups who are working on perfomance and recording and who are dedicated and passionate about music.

I teach Guitar,Voice,Bass,Drums.
Can work with individuals or large groups. All ages.


Dylan is a singer-songwriter and skilled guitarist with years of experience performing and recording internationally and around New Zealand. He has the flexibility of being equally professional as a soloist or with a full band for events such as weddings or festivals, as well as regular gigging at quality venues cafes and bars. His music spans styles of rock, blues, reggae, soul, folk and more. He sings and plays acoustic and electric guitars with mastery.

Michelle Clotworthy

I Teach Piano/Keyboard and Guitar, modern, classical, chords and a little jazz from my studio.

All ages and beginners are most welcome.

Stephanie McKee

Teaching keyboard, guitar, vocal – group or individual
Tutor skills: I can teach acoustic guitar (folk style, picking and strumming and chords) , ukulele, recorder, piano, music theory and singing confidence.
For ages 7 – adult.
Background: 22 years music teaching, former secondary Head of Music Department in several schools.

Contact Stephanie

Yvette Audain- Musician, Composer, Tutor

Yvette Audain - clarinet, saxophone, flute, piano and more.
All ages, levels and styles; Whitianga or Hot Water Beach location. 
Yvette has just completed two full-time years at Mercury Bay Area School, and performs in local band Neighbouring Planets as well as further afield in a variety of settings.
Yvette has considerable experience as a tutor of all her instruments, in both New Zealand and Australia. She is a life-long learner who continues her passionate involvement in education with a galvanising instrumental tutoring schedule.

Bernadette Ballantyne

After School Art Classes!
Year 4 - 13 students.
Tues and Wed 3.30pm - 5pm.

Contact Bernadette Ballantyne

Melinda Rapson

I run ‘Junior Art & Craft Classes’. 

The classes run after school during the year for local kids both in Pauanui and Tairua and I also run holiday programmes. . I design the classes to cover a wide range of interests, skill levels and to introduce children to different art and craft techniques. 

The classes provide children with a fun activity, while giving them a sense of achievement in their creative abilities.

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Margaret Tucker

Scrapbooking - Close to My Heart Independent Consultant

I enjoy showing you how to  discover your creativity and preserve your memories of special people, places and events in your life, whether you are new to scrapbooking or are a seasoned crafter.

I make scrapbooking and cardmaking accessible and exciting to everyone, with workshops that I have been running for the past seven years.  If you would like to know more please contact me.

Pam Dodd - Yoga instructor

Yoga classes on Mondays from 5.30pm to 7pm; Wednesdays 5pm to 6.30pm.  Phone Pam for more detail.


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