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Elly Rydge

Elly Rydge


Singing Lessons | Choirs, Piano Lessons | Artist development, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Mixing and Mastering Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons, Posture for Singers and Instrumentalists

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Musical Arts
  • Pricing: $36.00 per half hour
  • Styles: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Soul, RnB, Classical, Musical Theatre, Funk
  • Suitability: Beginner-Advanced


Elly Rydge has been performing in New Zealand for the past 13 years. She plays regularly in her band Black & Gold and has performed in stadiums, shows, weddings and corporate functions.

Elly loves seeing people grow in their understanding of music. She also loves to create performance opportunities where they can share their music with others.

Each term Elly sets goals with her students. Whether it’s to complete the final pages of their first piano book, complete a song they’re writing, or to strive for excellence on their NCEA exam; this helps students keep track of their progress.

Elly studied at Ara in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Music Arts. Elly has worked in schools assisting both primary and secondary students with piano, singing and choir work.

Whether you are 3 or 73 Elly doesn’t put an age limit on music. Come for a trial lesson and we can figure out what is going to work best for your learning style. Its never too late or early to start an instrument if that passion is present!

Elly also runs an Adults Choir in Woodend called The Local Vocals and looks to help many others in their pursuits of music in a group setting. They learn contemporary songs and some kiwi music as well, adding light choreography and epic harmonies.

Teaching Info

Singing Lessons

  • Warm ups
  • Breathing
  • Pronunciation
  • Vowel placement
  • Song writing
  • Performance awareness
  • Tone
  • Interpretation

Piano Lessons

  • Theory
  • Scales
  • Chords
  • Score reading
  • Improvisation
  • Arrangements
  • Composition

Performers Portfolio

  • Recording time
  • Performances
  • Videos
  • Social Media
  • Repertoire

Term 2 Available Times:

Pegasus Based Lessons

Individual Lessons – $36.00 per half hour

Mondays 5:30-6:00 pm (weekly)

Wednesday 3:30-4:00 pm (weekly)

Lessons $10 per person

Ōtautahi Kids Choir (7-12 age group)

Tuesday 4:15-4:45 pm (weekly)

Adults Choir (The Local Vocals)

Mondays 6:30-7:45 pm


Christchurch City Based Group Lessons $10 per person

Ōtautahi Kids Choir (7-12 years) 

Thursdays 6:00-6:45 pm



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