The past few years at Encore have definitely been memorable, and easily some of the most valuable time and money I’ve ever spent, as the school has really helped me develop as a musician and that’s something I’ll always be thankful for.

Thanks to everyone at the school for being supportive and really pushing me to develop. I’ll definitely still be recommending you to other people for years to come.”

Carl Non, former student who relocated to Auckland

‘My sons have taken piano/keyboard, guitar and band lessons from Encore in the last two years. The teachers are amazing and even when a reliever is used, the level of teaching remains just as high. Encore really works with you to find the best way of teaching for your child. They also understand the demands of a busy family and work with you to find times that suit your schedule. I recommend Encore to anyone, regardless of age or level of expertise’.

Jo Keats, parent

‘We are really impressed with how organised, professional and friendly the team at Encore School of Music are. It is extremely well run, with great communication through emails, the website and with someone always being available to chat and answer queries in the staff room.

They offer a range of music instruction experiences, with a high calibre of musicians as teachers – who seem to possess a great balance of experience, qualifications, enthusiasm
and encouragement!’

Kath, parent

My son has been with Encore for nearly 4 years now and during that time his piano skills have excelled. The teachers are well trained, patient and make lessons enjoyable. I have also had the pleasure of using their expertise when I decided to try my hand at playing the Saxophone again. I also did Music Theory and passed my exam with flying colours. Encore are flexible with lesson times and you can do has little or as much as you wish with no pressure. They offer a wide range of instruments to learn and even give you the option of playing with a band. There is also the Christmas concert to join in with and gain valuable experience if you wish. I would certainly recommend the Encore Team to anyone.

Marie Stuckey, parent

My son Timothy has been attending Tots music since just before he turned one. He’s now two and continues to love going to music each week. It’s great seeing the kids get more confident with the different instruments they play and learning the actions and words of the songs. All the parents and grandparents seem to enjoy themselves too!”

​Sarah Hall, parent

Encore is a great music school. It is well organised and has a good venue with lots of carparking. The teachers are very friendly, enthusiastic, and best of all professional musicians. My daughter attends band class at Encore as well as take guitar lessons and she loves it.

Chin Seow, parent

My 3 year old daughter loves coming to her Encore School of Music classes. The learning environment is fun, relaxed and interactive. Exactly what I was looking for as a parent looking to introduce my daughter to music.

Darren Swan, parent

Jane Copsey, parent

“We’re looking forward to class. Bella has been having fun writing, reading and sounding out notes since last class – incredible learning from a fantastic class – thank you!!!”

“… the school is very well run and we are all very pleased with how Tyson and AJ are doing. All the children on Sunday that we watched did amazing jobs, all credit due to the staff and teachers running the programmes.”

Vicky Lang, parent

Gaithiry, parent

I can’t begin to tell you how much Gia and I enjoy the classes. Gia absolutely loves, i mean LOVES the class. The teacher has lots of patience and is fantastic. I am glad we signed up for it.

Thank you for everything.  You run a fantastic music school!

Amy Beliveau

I wanted to say thank you as we are really enjoying the classes so far. Thomas has been talking about them during the week and has been particularly taken with playing the triangle! Thank you for the great class format and it’s been great having the smaller group which has really helped him with settling in.

Sarah Stratton, parent

‘I am very impressed with Ryan’s progress. I have noticed that whenever Owen has worked with Ryan on a song, he comes home knowing exactly what to do to improve, and then with practice is able to make the song sound the way it should. We are pleased that Ryan has had this opportunity of one-to-one guitar lessons, it has enabled him to go in an individual direction, so thank you.’

Demelza Murrihy-Topp, parent

‘I have really enjoyed my lessons at Encore School of Music – it has been an enjoyable experience for me. The tutors are friendly and patient! Fern was awesome to deal with – great communication! I would recommend this school to everyone!’

Susana Faifai

Sue Garrett

I just wanted to let you know how fantastic we think Benny’s music teacher is. The kids respond to her so well and she really knows how to engage them. I think most of the parents stay for the class as they enjoy it so much!”

“The lessons, teachers and overall experience with Encore! has been great.  Thank you again for all of your encouragement in my goals to learn the fiddle.”

Fergus Jack-Hinton

Jane Armstrong

“Bonnie absolutely ADORES the classes by the way. Such a lovely Saturday outing for us all.”

Thank you so much, Encore has instilled the love of music since Sonia was a tiny 2.5 years old!

Candice Eva

“Abbey has never stuck to anything like she has stuck with singing which is definitely a credit to her teachers and the positive environment Encore provides. We have never had a Saturday where she hasn’t wanted to go. Its been so good for her confidence and this has spilled over into other things she attempts.”


“Please accept our heart felt thanks to Encore through out all those years that you have supported Eric with his interest to learn to play guitar. We will always be very grateful to Encore”

Erick Salandanan

“I am so pleased and happy with how he is teaching her……His technique and the way he teaches Ameira is absolutely fantastic. Ameira is learning more not just how to read notes but also how the hands should press the keyboard, it’s like sometimes going back to basic but in an advance level, sort of like that. It’s just getting better and better and hopefully this will last as Ameira progresses into much difficult level.”