To contact any of our staff, please head to our contact page and give us a call, or fill out our contact form with their name as the subject line.

Key Staff

  • Celia Stewart MNZM
    Celia Stewart MNZM
    Music Director/ Co-ordinator Take Off with Music
  • Roanna Funcke
    Roanna Funcke
    Asst Music Director/ Tutor Percussion
  • Lois McCallum
    Lois McCallum
    HOD Suzuki/ Tutor Suzuki Violin
  • Anne Robinson
    Anne Robinson
    HOD Outreach Strings/ Conductor JSO/ Tutor Outreach Strings/ Tutor Violin and Viola
  • Leigh Cookson
    Leigh Cookson
    Office Manager
  • Jenny Slattery-Cookson
    Jenny Slattery-Cookson
    Saturday Administrator

Teaching Staff

  • Iselta Allison
    Tutor Violin
  • Marnie Barrell
    Tutor Piano
  • Sue Bealing
    Tutor Clarinet
  • Eva Bedggood
    Orchestra Brass assistant
  • Thomas Bedggood
    Orchestra String Assistant
  • Rebecca Bendre
    Tutor Cello
  • Jody Keehan
    Tutor Saxophone
  • Doug Brush
    Tutor Percussion/ Conductor Samba Band
  • Katharina Cairns
    Tutor Piano
  • Jo Cherry
    Tutor Recorder/Piano
  • Wendy Christie
    Tutor Piano
  • Anne Clark
    Tutor Cello
  • Beth Cohen
    Conductor ISO/Stringendo
  • Lewis Cooper
    Orchestra percussion assistant
  • Marijke Cooper
    Tutor Violin/Orchestra String Assistant
  • Deen Coulson
    Director, Jazz Combo
  • Emma Cullen
    Tutor Percussion
  • Heidi Cooper
    Accompanist Girls' Choir
  • Cornelia Didenco
    Tutor Chamber Music, Outreach Strings, Violin
  • Antonio Dimitrov
    Tutor French Horn
  • Ashleigh Mowbray
    Tutor Oboe
  • Thomas Eves
    Tutor Trumpet
  • Mandy Fleener
    Assistant conductor JSO, HOD Chamber Music
  • Mekaela Fleener
    Accompanist Children's Choir
  • Tabitha Fleener
    Assistant Musicianship Karate
  • Neville Forsythe
    Co-conductor Sinfonia / Conductor Christchurch Recorder Ensemble
  • Caitlin Godfrey
    Tutor Outreach Recorder
  • Nathaniel Griffiths
    Tutor Outreach Band Brass
  • Naomi Harmer
    Tutor Suzuki Cello/Cello
  • Matthew Harris
    Tutor Outreach Band Bass Guitar
  • Catherine Hay
    Tutor Vocal
  • Sarah Helleur
    Tutor Flute
  • Akira Hirasawa
    Tutor Trombone
  • Mark Hodgkinson
    Conductor Concert Band, Tutor Trumpet
  • Lorraine Horton
    Tutor Suzuki Violin
  • Kate Husband
    Conductor Christchurch Children's Choir
  • Andrea Koorey
    Conductor Christchurch Girls' Choir, Tutor Voice
  • Jacqueline Kotula
    Tutor Recorder, Oboe
  • Paul Lee
    Tutor Guitar/ Ukulele, Outreach Guitar/ Ukulele
  • Melanie Chua
    Tutor Bassoon
  • Natalia Lomeiko
    Tutor Violin
  • Hanafi Machirus
    Tutor Guitar
  • Iryna Maksymova
    Tutor Piano
  • Susan McKeich
    Tutor Recorder and Theory
  • Ray McMurdo
    Tutor Guitar, Rock Band
  • Stephen Nichols
    Tutor Outreach Band Wind/ Conductor Outreach Jazz@4/ Conductor Outreach Concert Band
  • Brett Painter
    Co-ordinator, Tutor Percussion
  • Joanna Park
    Tutor Cello
  • Ross Radford
    Tutor Double Bass
  • Luka Reardon
    Orchestra Woodwind assistant
  • Georgina Rees-Stevenson
    Conductor-Clarinet and Saxophone Ensemble, Co-director, Big Band
  • Helen Renaud
    Conductor UC CYO
  • John Robinson
    Tutor Outreach Band, Clarinet
  • Rebecca Robinson
    Tutor Flute, Orchestra Woodwind Assistant
  • Nicola Rooney
    Tutor Clarinet/ Saxophone
  • Tony Ryan
    Co-conductor, Sinfonia
  • Keith Sayers
    Tutor Oboe
  • Patrick Shepherd
    Conductor Camerata
  • Janet Simon
    Co-ordinator Woodwind, Tutor Flute
  • Nicola Smith
    Tutor Suzuki Violin
  • Josie Stanford
    Tutor Outreach Recorder/Conductor Windjammers & Windpower
  • Helen Stevenson
    Tutor Double Bass
  • Maganui Stewart
    Assistant Take Off with Music
  • Ian Thorpe
    Conductor Concert Band
  • Lynda van Barneveld
    Tutor Piano
  • Cate van Leuven
    Tutor Piano
  • Catherine Wall
    Tutor Outreach Band Percussion
  • Mark Walton
    Co-director Chamber Music Play Day
  • David WIlliams
    Tutor Violin
  • Melanie Williams
    Tutor Voice