Lucy Rainey


Lucy Rainey

Clarinet, Music Theory, Musicianship, Ukulele, Vocal Classes, Voice

Classical to jazz, solo, ensemble and orchestral



Her vocal experience in Nelson includes lessons and workshops at the Nelson School of Music, and singing in Partita vocal quartet, Mosaic choir and Beez Neez A cappella vocal trio. Lucy currently sings soprano in the Nelson Civic choir and assists with their warm-ups and sectional rehearsal. She also plays first clarinet in the Nelson Symphony Orchestra. Lucy is the Nelson regional chairperson for the NZ Choral Federation which is the national organization which runs The Big Sing, The Kids Sings, Singfest and choral workshops for singers and conductors.



Skills and expertise

Lucy aims to inspire her students by providing personalised music programmes and enjoyable music for each student. During lessons she sings/plays alongside her students and she provides regular performance goals such as singing/playing with others in a group as motivation.

Lucy enters some clarinet students for Royal Schools or Trinity College Music Exams, and voice and clarinet students in the Student Concerts and Scholarships at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts. Above all she believes in quickly building a rapport with her students so that the lessons are interesting and engaging.