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Ayrton Foote

Ayrton Foote


Piano Lessons | Keyboard Lessons | Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (BMus); Major in Jazz Performance
  • Pricing: $35-$65
  • Styles: All Genres: Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, Rock, Pop, Classical, etc.
  • Suitability: All Ages


Kia ora! I’m Ayrton (air-ton); a professional musician based in Wellington. Since graduating from Te Kōkī NZ School of Music I’ve performed a range of genres spanning from Jazz to Rock, to Latin to Pop – both solo and with some of the city’s most high-profile artists and groups.
Having been active in the local Wellington and wider NZ music scene for nearly a decade, I have played and performed with many high quality musicians and groups, such as: Latin Grammy Award winning artist Mireya Ramos, Nanny Assis, Rodger Fox Corporate and Big Bands, Odessa, The Wellington Mingus Ensemble, C-26 Salsa Band, and countless local Jazz projects, with the Wellington Jazz Festival being one of the highlights on my calendar. I also have had experience working on cruise ships, and playing for Indian Ink Theater Company’s 2017 performance of The Pickle King and Wanderlust Opera’s 2020 season of Love, Linda (The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter)

Teaching Info

Lessons will be tailored around each students individual strengths and abilities, with a focus on each students goals and aspirations. I make sure that the lessons are both fun and engaging, as well productive and educational.

I encourage, especially young students, to listen and discover new music, as this is key to developing as a musician. And with today’s easy access to new music, with the likes of streaming sites such as Spotify and YouTube Red, it has never been so easy to do so.

I make sure that students have a good level of input, especially when it comes to what they want to learn/play, and any aspirations they have, be it to accompany a sing along around the family or to start a band and play at their local venue.

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