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Rowan Meade

Rowan Meade


Clarinet Lessons | Saxophone Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: Master of Music from the Sibelius Academy of Music, BMus (1st Class Hons) University of Auckland
  • Pricing: Please enquire
  • Styles: All styles
  • Suitability: Ages 8 upwards


Rowan Meade is a masters graduate in performance clarinet with highest honours from the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland.

During his education Rowan studied with clarinetists such as Asko Heiskanen, Olli Leppäniemi and Harri Mäki. He has been frequently invited to play with orchestras such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Conductors Orchestra and Sibelius Academy Symphony, and since his return home to New Zealand he has performed with orchestras such as the New Zealand Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia.

Rowan has taught clarinet at the University of Waikato, and has had a successful teaching studio in Auckland for the past decade. He has tutored multiple chamber music groups to win prizes in the National Finals of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Chamber Music Contest, and was also an adjudicator for the competition in 2023. He has also had students win the Auckland Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, and many school music competitions. He takes pride in helping students reach their potential, while ensuring music making is enjoyable and fulfilling. 

Rowan is an active chamber musician having won a number of competitions including the Auckland Chamber Music Competition, and has traveled around Scandinavia touring with the chamber music group Marinis Quintet. He has also toured New Zealand with Trio Éclat as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Encompass Tour. Rowan has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras such as the Hawkes Bay Orchestra, Auckland Youth Orchestra and the Waitakere Orchestra.

As an enthusiastic contemporary music performer, Rowan has won the Lilburn Composition Competition Performance Prize. He has been part of many collaboration projects with New Zealand composers.

Teaching Info

I am a highly qualified clarinet and saxophone teacher who specialises in providing fun, quality music tuition to people of all abilities. I am devoted to developing student’s skill and enjoyment of music. People of all ages and walks of life are capable of learning and enjoying a musical instrument. With regular practice and lessons you will be amazed at how fast you improve!

Some of the attributes my students will develop:

– A love and understanding of music
– Fulfillment through achievement
– Self discipline
– Team work
– Intelligence
– Ear training and listening skills
– Problem solving skills
– A life long pastime

Rest assured you will be getting a quality education from a teacher who has gained a world renowned masters degree qualification from the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland, and a 1st class honours degree from the University of Auckland. I have many years of teaching experience working with beginners, all the way through to students studying postgraduate at university. I have tutored students to success in competitions including the CMNZ Chamber Music Contest, AYO Concerto Competition, and many school music competitions.

Students have the opportunity to play in an end of year concert, and sit ABRSM music exams if they wish. Lessons will always cover technique, musicianship and theory skills, and are tailored to the individual needs of the student. If you are interested in taking lessons and considering purchasing an instrument, I am also happy to help find the best option for you.

In person tuition is available at 28 Columbia Road, Sandringham, Auckland. Online lessons are available throughout New Zealand.

For more information please feel free to visit my website at

Learning with this teacher has been a remarkable and rewarding experience. His dedication to student growth and their expertise in the field are unparalleled. He creates a supportive and challenging environment that stimulates learning and personal development. Highly recommended for anyone serious about advancing their skills.


Rowan is a fantastic, patient, and passionate tutor. He has taught me for the past 5 years, encouraging and helping me become the best I can be. I loved every lesson.


Rowan is an amazing music tutor, my daughter has been working with him for 18 months and has gained a wealth of knowledge and skill in such a short time


Have had lessons from Rowan since I started the clarinet and have found him to be an excellent teacher. An excellent player in his own right and communicates a wealth of knowledge in a way accessible to all levels of player, highly recommend.


My son has really enjoyed his clarinet lessons with Rowan over the past four years. He is a very patient and thoughtful teacher.

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