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Tas Richards

Tas Richards


Piano Lessons | Keyboard Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in Classical Performance Piano
  • Pricing: In-person mobile piano lessons in Marlborough: $40 per 30-minute lesson, $55 per 45-minute lesson, $65 per 60-minute lesson. Online piano lessons: $35 per 30-minute lesson; $50 per 45-minute lesson; $60 per 60-minute lesson; $25 per 20-minute lesson (very young beginners only). Online theory lessons are available from $20. For more information about online lessons, please visit
  • Styles: Classical, jazz, popular, any requests!
  • Suitability: Beginner-advanced, all ages.


Born in London, Tas Richards moved to New Zealand in 2001. He began learning piano at age 8 and, alongside preparation for his ABRSM grades, he also studied jazz and improvisation from Marlborough-based jazz pianist Tony Thiel. In 2014 and 2015, Tas was twice awarded Most Outstanding Keyboard Player at the Southern Jam jazz competition, going on to study for a Bachelor of Music in classical performance piano at the New Zealand School of Music Te Kōkī under the tutelage of Dr Jian Liu. At the beginning of 2019, Tas was awarded the Expressions Piano Trust Prize for the ‘best full-time second year or above performance student of Classical Piano’, completing his degree later that year with First Class Honours.

Tas has since worked as a collaborative pianist, a piano and music theory tutor, the secretary of the Wellington branch of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand (IRMTNZ) and the founder of music tuition company Tasman Music Ltd.

Teaching Info

These private music lessons with New Zealand pianist Tas Richards are tailored to each student to create the best music lessons for every individual. With an emphasis on learning efficient practice methods, Tas’ musical training will help you develop your technique, music theory skills, aural skills, improvisation skills, sightreading skills and more!

Lessons can include but are not limited to: ABRSM or Trinity grades, primer level books, etudes, aural training, theory and harmony, sightreading, technical exercises, classical music, popular music, jazz piano and more! Every moment of musical training should be enjoyed, so these fun music lessons aim to encourage creativity, exploration, musicality and expression. To give you a more holistic understanding of music and help you grow as a musician, lessons can include a range of different musical elements, depending on your interests and goals.

Lessons range from beginner to advanced and are available for all ages. You can choose your own music, be assigned pieces, or any combination of both.

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My daughter has been learning piano with Tas since he started teaching at Cardinal Mckeefry School. He has a gentle and friendly demeanor and Sophie really looks forward to her lessons with him every week.


Oh, it’s so much fun. I love it. Tas is so much fun. I like learning to play songs that I’ve heard before like Alouette

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