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Music is part of The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum and at Maungawhau School the students have a one hour session each week with a music specialist. In music education, students work individually and collaboratively to explore the potential of sounds and technologies for creating, interpreting, and representing music ideas. As they think about and explore innovative sound and media, students have rich opportunities to further their own creative potential.

There are also extra curricular music groups which students have the opportunity to join. If your child is interested in joining a group they need to speak to Nick Ryde, the music specialist. Alternatively, parents can email Nick Ryde to let him know their child is interested in a group. Many groups are limited to a certain number. The groups on offer in Term 1 in 2015 are; Guitar Group, Senior Choir, Middle School Choir, Junior Choir, Ukulele Group, Rock Band, and the Boys’ Singing Group.

We are also very proud to offer opportunities for children to learn a variety of musical instruments in addition to the school curriculum.  Lessons generally take place in either small groups or individually for 30 minutes a week. Itinerant music specialists liaise with classroom teachers to ensure a harmonious balance between academic and musical studies.


For anyone interested in learning the piano, Hermione Johnson gives individual lessons on Mondays and Thursdays. If you would like your child to be involved please call Hermione directly on 022 013 3482 or email

Various Instruments

Lewis Eady Music School offers lessons at Maungahwhau in:  piano, guitar, drum kit, violin, saxophone, voice and much more. Contact: