What's New

We are excited to announce that Ginni Williamson will be joining the Napier Music Academy team! So, we want to offer you a discounted rate with Ginni to get started!

Originally from the UK, Ginni is primarily a pianist but plays many other instruments. Her qualifications include a BMus from York University, 3 years of study at St Mary’s music School in Edinburgh, Diploma in Performance Piano (ABRSM), Grade 8 Piano, Violin, Flute, Clarinet and Singing.

Ginni is a qualified primary school teacher, but has taught music privately for 10 years from ages 5 - 65. No age is an issue!
Ginni has played in many bands throughout her musical life. Other projects include playing Violin with the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra and Flute/Piccolo in Richmond Orchestra.

Ginni is available for lessons in piano, violin, flute, clarinet and singing at our studio on Tuesday and Thursday nights. She is also offering the first 2 lessons free in Term three so get in quick!

Napier Music Academy
At the Napier Music Academy, we believe that every person deserves the opportunity to learn to sing or play a musical instrument. We bring music education to individuals of all ages and abilities in the community. Our teachers are highly trained professionals who are actively involved in the New Zealand music industry, and provide individual or group lessons in a fun and enjoyable learning environment.​

While our lessons are fun and engaging, our teachers are able to include both theory and practical elements into each lesson! And at the end of each term, we offer the chance to perform in a live concert, showcasing what you have been working on.

Weekly lessons with one of our great tutors will help students to stay focussed on achieving their goals and maintain good playing habits from the beginning; something youtube cannot provide.

At the Napier Music Academy, we encourage our students to be a part of a band or ensemble to practise their skills learnt in their lessons and apply them in a group situation. Each group is mentored by one of our amazing and experienced tutors, and together you will work towards regular live performances and music competitions including rockquest, battle of the bands, pacifica beats and many more!

Through group lessons, holiday programmes, bands and ensembles, students will feel a sense of belonging and importance, and make lifelong friends.

Meet the tutors
  1. Location
    Our studio is located on Craven Terrace (on the other side of The Paisley Stage)
  2. Operating Hours
    Lessons run during the school term Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3pm (in schools) and 3.15 - 7.15pm (in our studio) Holiday Programme 9am - 3pm
  3. At your school
Click to see what schools we teach at!


Instruments offered
Napier Music Academy is currently offering  lessons in:

Singing, Guitar (Acoustic & Electric), Bass Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, Drums, Ukulele, Saxophone, Violin, Clarinet, Flute
However, if you wish to learn another instrument not listed, depending on the demand for this specific instrument, we may be able to find you a tutor. Get in touch and we will see what we can do!

Group Lessons
Duo lessons (2 students) are $23.50 per student for a 30 minute lesson. Per term the cost is $235.
Group lessons (3-5 students) are $16.50 per student for a 30 minute lesson. Per term the cost is $165.

Individual Lessons
Individual lessons (one-on-one with a professional tutor) are $35 for a 30 minute lesson or a discounted rate of $300 per term when paid in full before lessons begin.

Bands (Generally 3 – 6 students) are $23 per student for a 60 minute lesson. Per term the cost is $230.

Holiday Programmes
The holiday programmes will run during the school holidays every week and involve a live performance at the end of that week. Our programs have different themes including songwriting, bands, make a music video, busking and sound/stage setup. Each holiday program is $229  for the week and runs from 9.00am – 3pm.

For students wanting an in-depth knowledge of music theory, or perhaps preparing for an NCEA external or Trinity exam, we offer small theory classes (3-5 students) at $16.50 per student for 30 minutes.


 At the end of each term, we will put on a free live concert to showcase the work and talent of each student.    

Please note:
 All of our prices are GST Inclusive.

Student Book
Please note that students will be billed an extra fee for their lesson workbook.

Terms & Conditions
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Classes & Workshops

​​ Beginner Ukulele Classes
Beginner Ukulele classes for the WHOLE family! 
Designed for beginners, you will learn 2+ chords each session, along with a couple of new songs which we will learn to play and sing together! 
Held at the Napier Music Academy studio (next to Paisley Stage), in a fun, relaxed environment. 
Bring a ukulele if you can, however we have 6 of these at the studio. Gold coin donation per person (now that is an affordable lesson!)
Thanks to the Napier City Council for helping to fund these classes through the "Creative Communities Scheme" - we really appreciate it!
Register your interest online: 
Lead by Jackie Gibson and Emily Armstrong

​​ Singing for Juniors - Vocal Course (7 - 12 yrs)
Thursdays |  3.30 - 4.15pm

$165 p/term (10 lessons at $16.50 each)

Max. 6 students

Small specialist group singing lessons for children where they learn the fundamentals of singing, including breathing, posture, diction and pitch. Our singing teachers will guide beginners through the early stages of vocal progression, assisting with pitch training, developing timbre and keeping steady tempo. Students will gain confidence, sing in tune and work towards a live group performance at the end of the term.

Bands & Ensembles

At the Napier Music Academy, we believe that it is vital to apply your instrumental or vocal skills in a music group or ensemble. We place our students in groups of similar age, musical style and abilty. Each group is mentored by one of our amazing and experienced tutors, and together you will work towards regular live performances and music competitions including rockquest, battle of the bands, pacifica beats and many more!​​​​​​

Playing in a group allows you to work on a different set of skills. Being involved in a music group sharpens both your concentration and listening skills because you must listen to the other sections of the group. Playing in a group also boosts your team and social skills as you learn to cooperate with others in the group; a very important aspect of being successful in life. It is also common for people to gain lifelong friendships through activities like this. Being part of a music group also promotes discipline and responsibility as you don't want to let others in the group down. Most importantly, playing in a group is exciting and fun! When performing in a group, it can eliminate stress and stage fright because you are not alone. 

Bands (Generally 3 – 6 students) are $23 per student for a 60 minute lesson. Per term the cost is $230.


Holiday Programmes

During the school holidays, we will be running a series of holiday programmes. Each week will be completely different so if you want to do a few holiday programs, you can!

WHEN:  Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm at our studio

WHO: Open to all ages. You will be put into groups of the same ability and similar age groups

WHAT IS INVOLVED: As mentioned above, each holiday program will be different. Each program will be themed and involve a live performance at the end of the week. Examples of holiday programs include, songwriting, bands, making a music video, busking, ukulele orchestra, recording, sound/stage setup and many more!

WHY: Meet new people, make new friends, get better on your chosen instrument and have heaps of fun!

WHAT TO BRING: Your lunch and your musical instrument (if you have one). If you don't have one, no worries - you can try some of ours.

HOW MUCH: $229 for the week and must be paid before the programme begins.

View videos from past holiday prorammes here!


At the Napier Music Academy, we understand that sitting exams is not for everyone. However, some students like the challenge of the exams and having an internationally recognised qualification. At the Napier Music Academy, we help these students work towards sitting the Trinity exams.

The exams are offered by Trinity College London - www.trinitycollege.com 
Trinity has been providing assessments around the world since 1877 and their exams focus on assessing skills and how effectively the candidates can apply what they have learnt, not just on knowledge for its own sake.
Each year over 700,000 candidates in over 60 countries take a Trinity assessment and the exams are regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and recognised internationally
Trinity exams and assessments are specifically designed to help students progress. They inspire learners and mark their achievement at each stage of their development and at all levels of competence. 

Contact us


021 868 051 Text/call