Bayof Plenty Music Directory

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Leon Gray

Leon has completed MEd and MMus degree studies, as well as graduate and postgraduate diplomas in education research, business management and teaching. He is well-known in and around the Bay of Plenty as an accompanist, arranger, musical director, choirmaster, expert music educator and concert reviewer. He has guested as accompanist for the Bay of Plenty Music School a number of times, and as conductor for St Peter’s Chamber Music Series, and Scholars Pro Musica. He is also the official accompanist for Tauranga Civic Choir, Tauranga Intermediate Choir, Tauranga Performing Arts Competitions (singing), NZ Aria Competition and the Oriana Singers, and is leader of the BOP’s first healthcare worker’s choir, Vocal Chords. For his academic work whilst studying, he received of the Bishop Music Scholarship and two Walter Kirby Singing Scholarships. More recently, he has received a FASS Scholarship to write a manual on composition for students, and a ZONY award nomination for musical direction. He is the author of the Activated Theory of Music (ATOM) and the Activated Playing of Music (APLOM) programmes, built on game-based theory instruction, personalised learning and pro-active tracking of progress; and a proposed composition system called randomised induction, designed to enable music students to compose highly original music. Leon runs a full studio of around 40 students per week and a waiting list. He has worked professionally in musical theatre direction across the Waikato, Taranaki, Auckland and also in Scotland, leading around 70 shows for a large number of groups, including Lunchbox Productions, Auckland Music Theatre, North Shore Operatic Society, Auckland Grammar School, Kadimah College, Stratford on Stage, Matamata Musical Theatre, Theatre Whakatane, Auckland City Theatre Academy, Glen Eden Players, Dolphin Theatre, Eastwood Entertainers, Donnell Theatre Productions, and Centrestage Orewa. Leon is also a composer and poet. He has two poetry collections and a number of compositions published. While his primary focus is musical theatre and classical accompaniment, he has worked professionally as a Jazz pianist and arranger. He is in high demand in and around the Bay, as well as further afield in other regional centres around New Zealand. 

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Marion Arts

Marion Arts

Guitar Ukulele performance coaching. 
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Tristan Hancock

Tristan plays in several bands in Tauranga and is available as a performer and as a educator who teaches guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, improvisation and theory

Derrin Richards

Individual lessons - Kids, adults, Tweens, groups and  pairs.

experienced tutoring , great results and motivation.

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Technics Music Academy

TMA offers quality music tuiton at affordable prices. Whatever style of music you wish to play, we can match you with the perfect teacher. We offer Group Classes,Individual lessons, Adult Tuition, Composition Class,Songwriting,Theory, NCEA music tutoring.

Steve O'Donnell

Professional Guitarist, Composer and Music Teacher.

Folk / Instrumental Acoustic

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Jillian Clarey

Cello Teacher


Mt Maunganui Based

I am a cello teacher. I teach from my home in Mt Maunganui. I am an experienced teacher, having taught for 20 years. I also play in a string quartet, and have played in many groups and orchestras. I am happy to teach beginners to advanced from age 8 onwards. I also put people in for exams if they want to.

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