NZ Music Teachers Online

Jimmy Rainey

Jimmy Rainey


Saxophone Lessons | Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: BMus Hons (Amsterdam), BMusArts (CPIT)
  • Pricing: $40/30 mins, $70/ hour
  • Styles: Jazz, Pop, Contemporary
  • Suitability: Any


Kia Ora! My name is Jimmy, and I am a saxophonist based in Ōtautahi. I make music at venues and festivals with artists from Aotearoa and around the world. From new beginners to more experienced players – I’m passionate about helping my students reach their goals!

I am an award-winning graduate of the Ara MusicArts programme here in Christchurch, and in 2019 I completed further study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in The Netherlands. These qualifications – along with my years of teaching and performing experience – mean that I have a number of tools and resources to help my students succeed.

I have worked and performed with artists including Snarky Puppy, Bob Mintzer, Reinier Baas, John Clayton, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Jesse van Ruller, Miho Hazama, Scribe, Jong Metropole and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Teaching Info

Lessons are tailored to suit the students age, progress and learning style. A normal 30 minute lesson with a beginner student would include technique, scales and arpeggios, music reading, repertoire, listening and theory.

I have a studio at The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts in central Christchurch (156 Armagh Street) where I teach and work.

Fostering an enjoyment of music and the instrument is my priority when teaching students!

Contact Jimmy Rainey