Musical Arts Education for All

At NCMA, our mission is to make education in music and the arts accessible, affordable and inclusive.

Free Beginner Music Classes

These small group classes are intended to provide an introduction to music so that young people can get a taste of music and trial various instruments. Learn more about the different classes on offer and enquire about classes for your child.

Affordable Music Classes

Moving on from our free beginner classes? Small group classes are available for all ages & are great to enhance existing skills or to learn a new instrument. Classes have been designed to be an inclusive & affordable option for learning an instrument.

Performance Groups

An essential part of music education is learning the art of performance. At NCMA we have many performance groups - orchestras, ensembles, choirs and bands for all ages and levels. Take a look at what's on offer and join a group today.

Individual Music Lessons

With over 40 accredited teachers, tutoring in a wide variety of instruments, you're sure to find the right teacher at NCMA for your one on one music tuition. Meet our teachers and submit an enquiry form to get started.

Other NCMA Classes

Also on offer at NCMA, you will find pre-school music classes for your little ones, creative improvisation for young players who will get an introduction to basic improvisational concepts, NCMA's monthly Pop-Up Choir and ballet classes.

Student Enrolment

If you sign up for a NCMA class or group, or your individual lessons are held at NCMA, we kindly ask that you to enrol as a NCMA student. For further information about enrolment, please visit our enrolment page.

Musical arts education for everyone

With a long history in delivering music education across the Nelson-Tasman region, NCMA continues to offer an ever-growing range of classes and groups to meet the musical needs of our students.

Professional teachers who are accredited to teach at NCMA run all our classes and groups.

View our musical offerings and learn how they can help you on your own musical journey.

Found something you like?

If you are interested in private tuition or would like to join one of our classes or groups, please get in touch with us either by completing our online enquiry form or by calling us during working hours on 03 548 9477.