Flute Lessons | Piano Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons
- Qualifications: BMus (Hons), PGDip, MMus
- Pricing: $50 - 65 (+ GST) per hour
- Styles: Classical
- Suitability: All ages and all stages
Lauren is a Flute and Piano teacher with 16 years teaching experience and 20 years playing experience.
Born and raised in Gisborne, Lauren graduated from the University of Waikato with a Masters of Music with first class honours and a Post Graduate Diploma under the tutelage of Luca Manghi. During her time at Waikato she was runner up in the University Concerto Competition on three occasions and competed in ROSL chamber music competition. In 2013 she won the New Zealand Woodwind Competition (tertiary section) and Best Performance of a New Zealand Work. In 2015 Lauren traveled to Canberra where she was one of eight semi finalists, and the only New Zealand based competitor in the Australian Flute Festival Competition. In 2017 Lauren was a finalist in the Australian Flute Festival held in Brisbane and was the only New Zealand based competitor in the finals.
In 2018 Lauren traveled to France to study at the Tignes International Summer School under the tutelage of Professor Vincent Lucas. Lauren is currently a casual player for various NZ orchestras.
Lauren teaches from her home in Huntington and offer free meetings to those who are interested in taking lessons.
Each student should expect lessons composed of both practical and theory to provide sound musical knowledge. Lessons are uniquely tailored to the student to best match their individual needs. Students are able to sit graded exams if they wish, and can choose between the ABRSM or Trinity schools.
Flute is taught through until University level.
Piano is taught to grade 5 level. Students above grade 5 are considered if they do not want to sit examinations and are looking for recreational lessons only.
Private lessons in Huntington start at $65 (+ GST) per hour. There are opportunities for double lessons if two siblings or friends want to learn together and are $48.75 (+ GST) per student per hour.
Lessons held during the day at schools (Marian Catholic, Seventh-Day Adventist) start at $50 (+ GST) per hour. Double lessons at schools are available if pairs can be successfully made and are $37.50 (+ GST) per student per hour.
All types of lessons are available in 1 hour or 30 minute slots. For younger students or more mature students, 20 minutes or 45 minutes can be arranged if the timetable permits.