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Ben Hunt

Ben Hunt


Trumpet Lessons | Cornet Lessons, Flugelhorn Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Qualifications: PGDipMus, BMus (jazz)
  • Pricing: 30 minutes $40, 45 minutes $60, 1 hour $80
  • Styles: Jazz, Classical, Improvisation
  • Suitability: Any age, beginners to advanced


Ben Hunt is a freelance musician and teacher based in Wellington, New Zealand. Since graduating from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music with a PGDipMus and BMus (jazz) in 2011, he has made a name for himself as a versatile, in-demand trumpet player. Ben is now back in the university sphere as an Artist Teacher at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, where he teaches jazz trumpet and ensemble classes.

With over 10 years of teaching experience Ben is an associate member of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMT) NZ. He was the itinerant trumpet teacher at St. Mark’s School 2020-2021, Wellington College 2016-2020, Rathkeale College 2012-2017, and Rongotai College 2008-2012.

Ben is an original member of the New Orleans brass band Richter City Rebels and hip-hop band Raw Collective, and has been in the Balkan brass band Niko Ne Zna since 2008. He holds the rank of Sergeant within the RNZAF Band and was a member of the Rodger Fox Big Band for 10 years.

In 2012/13 Ben spent eight months working as a trumpet player onboard Princess cruise ships, travelling through the Mediterranean, Baltic, Caribbean, and South America.

Some recent career highlights include performing with Lalah Hathaway and the NZSO as part of the 2022 Wellington Jazz Festival, playing with L.A.B. on their 2023 summer shows, and recording sessions with Dave Wilson’s Ephemeral Entities, Callum Allardice’s Cinematic Light Orchestra, and Louisa Williamson’s Ambient Big Band.

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Teaching Info

I believe that playing music should be a fun, enjoyable, rewarding experience. Trumpet is an incredibly versatile instrument and as such I like to teach music in a wide range of styles, along with developing a solid technical foundation.

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