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Helen Tong

Helen Tong

Bay of Islands to Whangarei

Piano Lessons | Harp Lessons, Keyboard Lessons, Recorder Lessons, Saxophone Lessons | Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: NZMSM Teachers Diploma
  • Pricing: $270 per term (30 minute lesson)
  • Styles: Classical, Modern. Pop, Contemporary
  • Suitability: 7 years old to adult. Beginners to Advanced


Mix it up Music offers music tuition for Piano, Saxophone, Harp and Keyboard in a mixture of styles and genres.

I am Helen Tong, I have been teaching a variety of music styles in the Whangarei area for over 10 years.  I teach both from home and in some schools in the Whangarei area

I offer a individualized tuition program on Piano,  Keyboard,  Saxophone, Recorder and Harp (lever).  Examinations are offered for all instruments taught.  Examinations are primarily with NZMEB (NZ Music Exam Board)  or ANZCA (Australia NZ Cultural Association), all other exam boards are available on request.   NZMEB practical exams at grade 3 and beyond can attract NZQA credits towards all levels of NCEA music performance.

Teaching Info

I use a wide variety of teaching materials, both digital and paper as I like to offer each student a individually tailored and fun curriculum.  I use games, percussion instruments, studio wide challenges, duets and electronic devices for teaching the different fundamentals of music.  Some of the Piano tuition materials I use regularly are,  Supersonics by Daniel MacFarlane, Piano Adventures by Faber and Faber and Piano Basics by James Bastien.

Saxophone methods used include:  Progressive Saxophone method, Abracadabra Saxophone.

Harp:  I use a wide variety of materials depending on the level of the student.  Some of the materials used include Marcel Grandjany, Silvia Woods.

I have a love of technology and where possible incorporate this into my lessons, students can use tablets,/ipads and DAW equipment.   With nearly 30 years experience with LIve Sound mixing I can also assist students with the use of both Analogue and Digiatal mixers and there applications.

Older students (13 plus) have the option to explore MIDI controlled devices and receive tuition in the use of Musescore notation software.


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