Young Musicians Programme

Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) is our country’s pre-eminent provider of university-level music education, research, composition and performance, offering an outstanding range of possibilities for the study of music. The Young Musicians Programme (YMP) is part of the School’s commitment to share its internationally acclaimed staff, its music education values, and its high quality facilities and resources with pre-tertiary students.


There are still the following places and a number of scholarships  available in YMP classes for school term 3:

Name of class Tutor Approximate level and/or age Time of class on YMP Saturdays Fees for 10 weeks  incl GST
Junior piano Catherine McKay Approximately grade III – V+, age 8 - 12 2 – 3pm $100
YMP guitar ensemble Owen Moriarty Grade II – VIII, age 8 – 20 3 – 5pm $150 – scholarships available
Keyboard Aural Theory Anton Killin at any level, year 9 – gap year students 1pm or 2pm $100
Jazz bass Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa and Ryan Brake year 9 – 11 student, year 12 – 13 student 10am – 2pm $400 – scholarships available
Chamber Music Two chamber music tutors year 9 – 11 cellist (minimum Grade IV level) 3 – 4pm $100
Jazz voice Tessa Quayle year 9 – 11 students 10am – 2pm $400 – scholarships available
Classical voice Linden Loader year 11 – gap year students Noon – 2pm $200
Junior string Margaret Guldborg, Blythe Press and Simeon Broom approximately grade IV – VI level, year 6 – 11 students 1 – 2pm $100 – scholarships available
Senior string Margaret Guldborg, Blythe Press and Simeon Broom approximately grade VI – VIII+ level, year 11 – gap year students 1 – 3pm $200 – scholarships available
Classical woodwind (technique class) Mary Scott approximately grade V+ level on recorder, flute, saxophone, clarinet, oboe or bassoon 3 – 4pm $100

You will find the application and scholarship forms in the 'Fees' section below. You may contact the YMP Coordinator with any questions Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (04) 463 4767 or 022 080 4767 

If you are interested in checking us out for 2015, please attend our YMP Open Day on Saturday 30 August, 10am – 5pm – timetable to be released at the beginning of August.