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Band Dynamics

Band Dynamics – Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Drums, Guitar, Keyboard

This class gives students the opportunity to develop musical and stagecraft performance skills within a contemporary band/duo/solo artist. There is also an opportunity to apply these skills in a live performance (Gig) context*

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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.  Students must be a member of NCMA before joining this class.

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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. Students must be a member of NCMA before joining this class.

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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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Group Guitar lesson

Classical Guitar – Kids Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Classical Guitar, Guitar

This class is suitable for students who would like to read music for the guitar. The eventual goal will be to play solo classical guitar pieces and play in a guitar ensemble - this being a fun way to learn how to read music and play the instrument.

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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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Contemporary Music – Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Arranging, Band Dynamics, Composition, General Music Experience, Musicianship, Songwriting

Ever wanted to play in a Band? Here's your chance! NCMA's new contemporary music group will give students the opportunity to gain confidence through collaboration, build a contemporary musical repertoire, and perform as a live band. This performance-based education class will give students real-world experience as they jam out in an educational setting under the guidance of Contemporary Music Teacher Tom Watson.  

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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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Grade 5 Ballet

Grade 5 Ballet – Affordable Group Classes

Instruments: Dance

Royal Academy of Dance Ballet lessons for aspiring ballerinas. Students will learn the technique and art of Ballet through music, use of imagery and props.

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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! Students must be a member of NCMA before joining this class.

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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. Students must be a member of NCMA before joining this class.

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Introduction to Songwriting – Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Songwriting

This class gives students the opportunity to initiate, develop or refine their songwriting abilities. Guitar is selected as instrument of choice. However, most class material can be transferred and applied to a keyboard. NB: Its recommended that students can play open-chords on a guitar to a basic proficiency i.e. to recall and play a minimum of 3 different chords

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Junior Ballet

Junior Ballet – Affordable Group Class

Instruments: Dance

Junior Ballet is designed for students aged 8-10yrs. The class is an introduction to Royal Academy of Dance Ballet, supported by a professional teacher with a positive manner towards teaching and learning.

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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! Students must be a member of NCMA before joining this class.

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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. Students must be a member of NCMA before joining this class.

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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. Students must be a member of NCMA before joining this class.

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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. Students must be a member of NCMA before joining this class.

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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. Students must be a member of NCMA before joining this class.

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