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Lessons begin on Tuesday, 30th January 2024 and continue weekly until Saturday 21st December 2024, excluding the following dates:

  • Waitangi Day Holiday, 4th - 6th February

  • Easter Weekend, 29th March - 2nd April

  • Anzac Day Holiday, 25th April

  • Kings Birthday Holiday, 1st - 3rd June

  • Matariki Holiday, 28th - 30th June

  • Labour Day Holiday, 26th - 28th October

*Please note lessons continue through the school holidays.


Open to all We Are Loud students of any instrument, age or level, participation in our concerts is always free of charge.

  • Term One Concert - Sunday 7th April

  • Term Two Concert - Sunday 23rd June

  • Term Three Concert - Sunday 22nd September

  • End of Year Concert - Sunday 8th December

*exact times TBC, concerts will be held in the afternoon.

THE BAND PROJECT (Concert Band Programme)

Open to all students and our wider community. Students learn one song from a list of band songs, at the end of each term join a band with other students playing the same song. They will rehearse on the following dates, and perform their band song in the end of term concert. The concert band programme is $100 per student for the year.

  • Term One Rehearsals - Sunday 24th March & Saturday 6th April

  • Term Two Rehearsals - Sunday 16th June

  • Term Three Rehearsals - Sunday 15th September

  • Term Four Rehearsals - Sunday 1st December


All workshops run from 10am-2.30pm, charged at $75/day.

Monday 15th - Thursday 18th January (ages 6-12)

Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th January (ages 13-18)

​Monday 15th - Thursday 18th April (ages 12-18)

Monday 22nd - Wednesday 24th April (ages 13-18)

Monday 8th - Thursday 11th July (ages 12-18)

Monday 15th - Thursday 18th July (ages 13-18)

Monday 30th September - Thursday 3rd October (ages 6-12)

Monday 7th - Thursday 10th October (ages 13-18)


Studio Phone - 027 470 7042 (please text as our team are often all with students)

Studio Director - Jo Kelsey (general enquiries, lesson scheduling  & scholarships) -

Studio Admin - Kim Ustani (new student enquiries & bookings) -
Fees & Payments - Wendy Mansfield -


Lesson cancellations with over 24 hours notice - email your teacher & cc or text 027 470 7042.

Lesson cancellations within 24 hours - please text 027 470 7042.

One make-up lesson per 12 weeks (school term) will be offered for private lessons missed due to student illness, provided the teacher is given reasonable notice (more than 6 hours before lesson start time). Additional makeup lessons may also be issued at your teachers discretion and on an individual basis.

  • Makeup lessons will not be issued for any lessons cancelled within six hours of the lesson start time.

  • Makeup lessons may be issued for private lessons only, cancellations for group lessons will not receive makeup credits.​

  • Makeup lessons may be booked in with your teacher at a mutually agreed time.

  • All other cancellations and missed lessons will not be rescheduled and will incur the full fee.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO LESSONS IF YOU'RE SICK! We will be happy to move your private lesson online, and send over virtual lesson resources for group classes.


This year we have developed our billing system in a way that we hope will afford greater transparency. You will always be send an invoice from Xero, which triggers an automatic payment from our GoCardless system. Please make sure you’re setup with our system via this link:

Aside from the summer break, we teach during the school holidays throughout the year, and we do not open on public holidays. Every individual student’s timetable is considered when your billing is set up, and public holidays are never billed, regardless of which plan you are on.


Weekly and fortnightly plans: your payment plan will track with your lesson calendar from week to week and fortnight to fortnight. If there are public holidays during that period, your bill will be less than usual to account for this.


Monthly plans: your overall lesson fees for 2024 will be totalled up, accounting for any public holidays that fall on your usual lesson day, and then that total will be divided equally into a fixed amount that will be billed consecutively, once a month, for the remainder of the year.


We encourage you to revise our makeup credit and cancellation policy and let us know at if you have any queries, and to contact with any billing concerns. Thank you for your support!


Lesson books are available for beginner piano, beginner guitar & beginner ukulele lessons. Your teacher can either email a free pdf version to you, or you can buy a physical hard-copy in the studio for $10.


Keyboard & Acoustic Guitar Rental - $10/week - please email to arrange this. 

If you have any questions, concerns or we can help in any way please let us know. We look forward to having you as a part of the We Are Loud community this year!

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