NZ Music Teachers Online

Ryan Youens

Ryan Youens


Theory Lessons | Artist development, Composition Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: Master of Music MMus, Bachelor of Music (Honours) BMus(Hons), Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipTchg)
  • Pricing: $100 per hour or part thereof. Discounted lesson bundles available.
  • Styles: All styles.
  • Suitability: Higher-level students preferred.


Lessons are available on the Sibelius and Dorico software, composition, arranging, orchestration and theory. I work with secondary and tertiary students, through to established musicians, educators and creatives. I create sessions specifically for you, whether you’re after ongoing tuition, or a one-off session. I usually include a mix of learning new concepts and skills, studying existing repertoire, and critiquing and developing your own projects.


I’ve been writing music professionally for fifteen years, as an arranger, orchestrator, composer and music preparer. It’s this expertise and knowledge that I can bring to you to develop your own skills and allow you to work more effectively and efficiently. I have a masters degree in music and a teaching diploma. I have given lessons, workshops or guest lectures at the NZ School of Music, University of Otago, University of Auckland, Music and Audio Institute of NZ, UNITEC and at secondary schools.


I’m an arranger, orchestrator, composer and music preparer, with fifteen years experience collaborating with ensembles, artists, publishers, composers and producers on projects including live concerts and events, film and television scores, studio recordings, theatre and stage productions. Read more here.

Teaching Info

Bookings are made online, or contact me through this site. Lessons are available either online via Zoom, or in my studio (in Campbells Bay, Auckland). Discounted lesson bundles are available, as well as a free online introductory session for first-timers planning on having ongoing lessons. No-shows are non-refundable. For group workshops or special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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