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Beats & Rhythms

Instruments: Body, Drums, Music Therapy, Percussion, Singing

Are you feeling stressed? Come along to Beats & Rhythms, and reconnect with yourself and the community in a fun hour of Bucket Drumming. Yes! It is a ‘thing’ and no experience is needed. 

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Beginner Youth Orchestra

Beginner Youth Orchestra

Instruments: Brass, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwind

By popular demand, we have created yet another youth orchestra! Our Beginner Youth Orchestra caters for children just starting on their music journey who have begun to learn an instrument and who can read basic music. Perfect for students in the Free Beginner Classes and basic Affordable Group Classes.

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Cello Classes

Cello – Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Cello

Lessons are designed to give students a solid introduction to the cello.

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Free Cello Lessons

Cello – Kids Free Beginner Class

Instruments: Cello

Lessons are designed to give students a solid introduction to the cello.

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Affordable Clarinet Classes

Clarinet – Adult Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Clarinet

It’s never too late to start a musical instrument. These classes are designed for adults to have a go at something new in a group situation.

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Affordable Clarinet

Clarinet – Kids Free Beginner Class

Instruments: Clarinet, Woodwind

Our free beginner classes for clarinet allow our students to learn in a small group at no charge. This is a great introductory music class allowing children to get a taste of the clarinet.

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Conducting – Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Arranging, Conducting, Musicianship

The world always needs more conductors so learn how to fill this useful role now! There are two classes available for conducting. The first group is for teachers who work with ensembles and want professional development in conducting. The second group is for advanced musicians/students, who participate in ensembles, to learn and explore the field of conducting.  

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Contemporary Kids Guitar Classes

Contemporary Guitar – Kids Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Guitar

Affordable group classes for guitar provide a cost effective option to learn in a small group setting. Classes will run depending on interest and require a minimum of 3 students.

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Childrens free beginner guitar class

Contemporary Guitar – Kids Free Beginner Class

Instruments: Guitar

Our free beginner classes for guitar allow our students to learn in a small group at no charge. This is a great introductory music class allowing children to get a taste of the guitar.

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Contemporary Guitar classes

Contemporary Guitar – Adult Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Contemporary Guitar, Guitar

Affordable group classes for contemporary guitar provide a cost effective option to learn in a small group setting. Classes will run depending on interest and require a minimum of 3 students.

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Flute player

Flute – Kids Free Beginner Class

Instruments: Flute

Our free beginner classes for flute allow our students to learn in a small group at no charge. This is a great introductory music class enabling children to trial the flute.

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Kids affordable Flute classes

Flute/Recorder – Kids Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Flute

These flute/recorder classes provide an affordable option for learning an instrument in a group setting. Classes will run depending on interest and require a minimum of 3 students so bring a friend and join the fun!

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Greenhill Orchestra

Greenhill Community Orchestra

Instruments: Brass, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

NCMA’s Greenhill Community Orchestra is a friendly community orchestra for musicians who enjoy playing together and preparing for public performances. Lovely variety of music and all instruments are welcome, particularly brass!

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Affordable Group Guitar

Guitar – Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Guitar

Lessons are tailored to suit the speed the students like to learn at and the type of music they enjoy. Lessons usually start with playing songs followed by different scales and melodies, then advances to improvising and theory.

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Affordable Violin classes

Intermediate Youth Orchestra

Instruments: Brass, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwind

The Intermediate Youth Orchestra is the perfect bridge between our popular Junior Youth Orchestra and the more advanced Senior Youth Orchestra.

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Junior Youth Orchestra

Junior Youth Orchestra

Instruments: Brass, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

Our Junior Youth Orchestra is a fun orchestra for primary & intermediate children with music arranged to suit all levels and instruments from beginners to grade 3. No auditions!

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Music Box

Music Box – Kids Affordable Group Class

Instruments: General Music Experience

When we sing, when we move, when we play in a musical context, we explore the fundamental elements of music. Using song, dance and creative movement, body percussion, tuned and untuned percussion, creative storytelling and poetry we lay a strong foundation for musical development.

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Music Therapy Centre

Instruments: Music Therapy

Music therapy is a therapeutic intervention. Music is the tool used by trained therapists to help individuals grow emotionally, physically, and cognitively. 

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Music Therapy: Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Guitar, Music Therapy, Percussion, Piano, Singing

This is a music therapy session for young people. The planned use of music will be used to engage and encourage individual and group creativity and self-expression. Trained professionals will provide a safe environment where feelings can be shared and heard, everyone is valued and can enjoy a sense of achievement, learn new skills and form new friendships.

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Music Therapy: Affordable Group Class (Adult)

Instruments: Guitar, Music Therapy, Percussion, Piano, Singing

This is a music therapy session for young people and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. The planned use of music will be used to engage and encourage individual and group creativity and self-expression. Trained professionals will provide a safe environment where feelings can be shared and heard, everyone is valued and can enjoy a sense of achievement, learn new skills and form new friendships.

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Chamber Orchestra

NCMA Chamber Orchestra

Instruments: Cello, Double Bass, Strings, Viola, Violin

Our chamber orchestra offers an opportunity for advanced players to perform as a group. Membership by invitation.

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Affordable Group Guitar

Nelson Guitar Orchestra

Instruments: Guitar

The orchestra is for classical guitar, around grade 3 level. Miles provides the music, adapting parts to suit individual abilities. An exciting range of music is offered, including classical, Latin and contemporary.

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NelSONG Neurological Choir

Instruments: Voice

Come and have a sing and feel the difference it brings. A choir with a difference run by trained, NZ registered music therapists. We use planned musical techniques to assist and increase the wellness of people who have experienced stroke, Parkinson’s, brain trauma, early Dementia, stress and anxiety, etc.

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Adult beginner orchestra

NEW Adult Beginner Orchestra

Instruments: Brass, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwind

Adult Beginner Orchestra is a relaxed and fun daytime orchestra for beginner adults. All instruments welcome. Ability to read music an advantage.

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Adult beginner orchestra

Orchestra Club

Instruments: Brass, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwind

Orchestra Club is a relaxed and fun daytime orchestra for beginner adults. All instruments welcome.

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piano classes

Piano – Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Piano

This piano class provides an affordable option for learning an instrument in a group setting. Classes will run depending on interest and require a minimum of 3 students so bring a friend and join the fun!

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Piano – Kids Free Beginner Class

Instruments: Piano

This free beginner piano class provides an affordable option for learning an instrument in a group setting. Classes will run depending on interest and require a minimum of 3 students so bring a friend and join the fun!

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Adult Piano Classes

Piano – Adult Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Piano

This piano class provides an affordable option for learning an instrument in a group setting. Classes will run depending on interest and require a minimum of 3 students so bring a friend and join the fun!

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Pre Scholar Strings

Pre-Schola Elementary String Ensemble

Instruments: Violin

Pre-Schola is a beginner violin ensemble for children up to 11 years of age. Classes are fun and supportive.

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Preschool Classes

Preschool Music Class (18 months-3 years)

Instruments: Percussion, Singing

Our Preschool Music Class for 18 months - 3 year olds is a fun class focusing on a holistic developmental approach that uses Orff approach. Children explore musical skills and concepts in a creative and imaginative way.

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