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Tas Richards

Tas Richards


Piano Lessons | Keyboard Lessons | Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Qualifications: BMus(Hons)
  • Pricing: $75 1-hr/$40 half-hr piano/keyboard/ensemble lessons, $55 1-hr theory/aural/NCEA tutoring, travel fee included
  • Styles: Classical, jazz, popular, any requests!
  • Suitability: Beginner-advanced, all ages


Born in London, Tasman 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 technique 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 and went on to study for a Bachelor of Music in classical performance piano at the New Zealand School of Music under the tutelage of Dr Jian Liu. At the beginning of 2019, Tas was awarded the Expressions Piano Trust Prize to help fund his studies at the NZSM, which he has since completed with first-class honours.

Tas currently gives piano lessons and enjoys working as a performer and accompanist throughout Wellington, including for Wellington’s own choir the Glamaphones.

Teaching Info

Piano Lessons

  • In-home piano lessons for eager piano students of any age and level
  • One-on-one lessons for a variety of music learning, including beginner books, grades, advanced music and anything else students might request or enjoy!
  • Learning good classical technique through discovering fun and efficient practice methods

Theory and NCEA

  • Learning the fundamentals of music theory to advance students of any level or instrument and get good grades for both NCEA and other music exams.


  • Solfeg: a great starting point for students of any instrument, including voice! Used throughout the world to build up fantastic musicians, it’s a good method for both beginner and advanced students to increase their understanding of music and musicality.

Ensemble Coaching

  • Learning to work together with others and produce a great sound for ensemble exams, band-formation, or any other kind of collaborative performance.
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