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Pieter Bos

Pieter Bos


Piano Lessons | Keyboard Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: B.Mus, B.Sc, Dip.Teach, Dip. ABRSM.
  • Pricing: Beginners: $35/Half hour; Jazz/Improvisation: $75/hr. (Discount for block lessons)
  • Styles: ALL! Classical, Latin, Pop, Rock, Funk & Blues, Exam & Uni Prep. Specialist in Jazz / Improvisation.
  • Suitability: Age 7+ / All abilities:


Now in “Central” Hamilton!  Taking on students!   Please call to enquire!

In 2016, after performing internationally for 14 years, I returned to NZ.  Now in the Hamilton, I have 30 years teaching & performance experience. It is great to be involved teaching students of all ages and abilities in Waikato!


All music leaning must be Fun! Whether it be learning to play a few songs, OR, following a long-term path to understanding melody, harmony and rhythm well;  – I encourage students to direct and develop their own musical journey, while foster good technical skills, learning to read and develop habits that promote creative enquiry.


My passion for teaching music has allowed me to teach most styles: This includes:  1. Beginners keyboards & piano. (Parents always welcome!)  2. All popular music style lessons, 3. Trinity/Royal Schools exam preparation. 3. Jazz piano, theory & improvisation specialist. 4. Accompanying skills while singing. 5. NCEA preparation & University entrance preparation. My Secondary teacher training, has given proficiency in structuring lessons & long-term planning, and skills in determining & achieving specific learning needs of each student.


Everyone’s requirements are different!   Young students often prefer regular weekly half hour lessons, while adults may prefer “flexible” fortnightly 1hr lessons. Please call or email to chat about your specific musical requirements.


From 1996 – 2002 – Pieter performed & taught around Wellington.  Teaching included:   1. Itinerant music at various secondary schools. 2. High schools jazz & rock band workshops tutor. 3. Tutor for Technics music academy. 4. Saturday morning Ministry-funded beginners keyboard tutor. 5. Ministry-funded Adult community education keyboard tutor. (See Website for further earlier teaching detail).

In 2002 Pieter headed abroad for international performance experience in the cruise and hotel industry. He gained skills performing many musical genres in large & small ensembles; and as a solo pianist/vocalist.  This included residencies with Hyatt, Sheraton and Shilla Hotels – in Asia & South America.  From 2011 – 2015  Pieter performed as piano/vocal entertainer for Hyatt Hotels in South Korea.

Pieter’s broad experience, coupled with his strong technique and theory knowledge of harmony & improvisation and jazz, has allowed a unique versatile performance ability. This has given Pieter competency to teach a range of styles – Popular, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk,  to Easy Listening & Classical Music to all ages with lads of enthusiasm!


  • Classical Piano to Grade 7; Commenced Jazz Studies age 17.
  • 2000:   B.Mus. (Jazz Piano Perf).   B.Sc  (1996)
  • 2001:    Post Graduate Diploma Teaching  (Secondary Music Teaching).
  • 2000:   ABRSM Dip. Jazz Teach. (Scholarship, London) Jazz teaching.
  • 2016:    Seconday Teachers Refresher Cert. (NZ Teachers Council. 205899).

Teaching Info

LESSONS CONTAIN:   Fun Repertoire! Ear Training, Sight Reading & Musicianship. All students learn fundamental technical aspects, reading skills & some theoretical principles for use in basic composition or improvisation.

  1. Beginners  &  Children:  Often require a little more guidance and direction. My primary goal is to foster musical enjoyment in young students! I believe the key to teaching music is loads of enthusiasm & energy!  Individual piano & keyboard classes start around age 7 and are highly interactive. Parents are welcome to watch!. Along with learning fun, chosen songs, children & beginners develop sound reading & listening skills and some basic creative skills.
  2. Specialty Jazz, Blues, Pop lessons:   These classes are often for those with a few years of understanding of piano. Focus on different musical styles, history, and advanced harmony, (chord-scale relationship for reading & improvisation).  You will learn to compose & improvise simple tunes & ideas; and, interpret & play from ‘leadsheets’ (chords, bass & melody). After a series of lessons students gain the skills to play, interpret  popular & jazz tunes on their own.     All enquiries welcome!

Please call or email to chat about your specific musical requirements!  
Ph: 021 2056473

Please see attached photo

Student "A" with successful exam certificates!

"I have learnt lots in the last two years. Pieter teaches me in a way that is easy for me to understand and I look forward to and enjoy my lessons. Pieter teaches with humour. He teaches me hard things that he makes easy to learn and I love learning new pieces". Arabella Marks, aged 11 Pieter Bos has been teaching my daughter Arabella (11) for 2 years & Fergus (8yrs) for over 1 year. In this time both have made great progress. Pieter chooses pieces that not only challenge our children but also have enormous appeal to there differing ages. Pieter is very patient, good fun and always encouraging. He is easy to communicate with and can be flexible when we need to make changes to lesson times. Pieter always conveys any assessment information and intended outcomes clearly to us. Louisa Marks

Arabella Marks & Parents

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Olivia & Jane Knackstedt
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