Myles Payne


Instruments: Strings, Piano, Violin, Viola, Music Theory, Composition, Keyboard

Age: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Adult



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About Myles Payne

Myles has dedicated his career to education and music. After gaining a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Birmingham, he studied viola with the wonderful, late Gwyn Williams of the CBSO. In his 20s, Myles ventured overseas to teach English in France, Italy, and Japan. However, his love for music drew him back to the field, and he obtained his postgraduate teaching qualification in 1996.

With over 25 years of experience in the classroom, Myles has taught at three schools, including Thomas Telford City Technology College in the UK, Newlands College in Wellington, and Nelson College for Girls, where he served as Head of Music for a decade. Alongside his teaching career, Myles is also an accomplished musician and is a member of the Nelson Symphony Orchestra.

Skills and expertise

Myles is an experienced music educator with a passion for teaching viola, violin, and piano, and also offers comprehensive instruction in music theory and NCEA composition. With 25 years of teaching experience, he has a deep understanding of how to help students develop their skills and achieve their goals. Myles is dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment where students feel empowered to explore their musical talents. He is committed to helping students of all levels, from beginners to advanced, achieve their full potential and become lifelong music learners. Students who are finding NCEA school exam work challenging may find it useful to have a short course of lessons with Myles, drawing on his experience as a High School Head of Music.

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