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Mrs A’s Music School

Mrs A’s Music School


Singing Lessons | Bass Guitar Lessons, Choirs, Drum Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons, Ukulele Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Drama Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Music And Movement For Under Fives, Mixing and Mastering Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Posture for Singers and Instrumentalists, Skype Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Musical Arts
  • Styles: Any
  • Suitability: Any


Mrs A’s Music School Christchurch is a privately owned business run by Elly Rydge.  The Mrs A’s Music School teaching system originated in Timaru and was started by Elly’s mother, Jannette Aldridge; a teacher who has taught numerous ages and stages throughout New Zealand for over 30 years.

The original school remains in Timaru and now a second school is open in Christchurch. Both schools use the same core values:

  • Give everyone the right to learn music
  • Help students plan and achieve goals
  • Find the recipe for effective learning
  • Face reality with honesty and courage
  • Respect the people, equipment and facilities

Teaching Info

Group Lessons – $10.00-15.00

Singing Club Monday 4.00 pm

Adults Open Choir Thursday 6.30 pm

| Stomp Group | Ukulele Band | Guitar Club |Little Sparrow’s Drama Club


Wade Sloper – Guitar & Drums

Wade has been involved in music for almost 11 years now. Starting with drums when he was 13, and then adding bass guitar and guitar at 16 & 17 he is a versatile and well rounded player with interest in a variety of styles.
Currently Wade performs as the drummer in band Etheran and is in the process of starting a covers band (in which he plays rhythm guitar), and an original pop/rock band in which he will be playing guitar

Available Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays
Emily Farrell – Bass Guitar Lessons
Emily Farrell is musician based in Christchurch, New Zealand who specializes in electric bass. She plays many genres such as Funk, Blues, R&B and Pop/Rock. She has been musical from a young age and has been playing bass for about seven years.
Emily is currently gigging and performing in many bands around various venues in the South Island. She graduates this year with a Bachelor of Music Arts, majoring in bass.  She brings great knowledge and optimism to her lessons.
Available on Mondays& Tuesdays

Hannah Snelling – Piano, Singing & Drama

Hannah’s passion is to provide children with the skills and confidence to express themselves through performance. She works well with all ages and stages with special skills in drama and under 5’s musical development.

Available Wednesday 6.30 pm or Thursday 5.00-6.00 pm


Lisabet Morgan – Piano and Vocals

Lisabet is currently a Psychology and Philosophy student at the University of Canterbury. She has been learning Piano since she was six and is currently working towards her diploma in Performance Piano. Lisabet also sings and plays guitar and has performed and competed in various events around the Manawatu. Lisabet is excited to be able to share her passion for music with others

Available Thursdays & Saturdays


Elly Rydge – Piano and Vocals

Elly has been teaching and performing for the last 8 years. She not only connects positively with her students but also creates a welcoming environment for parents to observe and be a part of the learning experience.

Elly has assisted students in Rockquest, NCEA, and varsity/show auditions.

Fully booked (casual lessons available)


Teachers work with school choirs, children and adults alike.  Where appropriate, they set up prizes, star charts, word documents, homework books, recordings and reports.  Students are encouraged to play their way to something special each school term in an appropriate performance setting.

As a student, I can strongly recommend Elly Rydge for her excellent tuition for developing skills in singing and performance. She consistently provided quality advice and regular encouragement throughout. Elly always gave honest feedback combined with specific practical suggestions using different media to make steady progress. Lessons have always been a positive experience and great fun!

Barry Hayes
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