Welcome to Rudd School of Rock!

Rudd School of Rock is an Auckland, New Zealand based music school specialising in music lessons/tuition and coaching for Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboard/Piano, Singing/Vocals and Ukulele for kids and adults from beginner to advanced levels. We have teaching locations in Auckland City, Eastern Bays, East Auckland, North Shore and North Auckland.

Do you have your sights set on becoming a rockstar, forming a band or performing on stage?  Don't settle for sub-standard franchised group lessons.  Learn with the experts at Rudd School of Rock. You won't see better progress and results.   We offer individual musical instrument tuition with expert teachers with real-world music industry experience who are passionate about music, the instruments they teach, and bringing out the music star in you. Rudd School of Rock’s mission is 'Building Future Music Leaders'.  

We want you to be your musical best, by learning with the best!  

What We Teach

Rudd School of Rock Director Peter J Rudd is an award-winning musician with 30 years global music experience.  He founded Rudd School of Rock in 2005, with the aim of developing a music school in Auckland that provides music tuition of the highest quality - the kind of teaching that inspires true musicianship, encourages a lifelong love of music, and lays firm foundations for budding music performers and creators of tomorrow.  We don't just teach you to read music and play songs.  We aim to teach you to master the techniques that will make you a top guitarist, singer, keyboard player or drummer and we teach you to understand the inner workings of music so you have the foundation knowledge required to create your own original songs and signature style.  

We offer professional tuition in:

  • Guitar (Acoustic & Electric)
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Keyboard & Piano
  • Singing & Vocals
  • Ukulele (Group Classes)


And although "Rock" is in our name, we are not just limited to teaching Rock music!  Our music lessons cover techniques and styles across a range of music genres – rock, pop, jazz, country, classical and blues covering the works of modern artists and past legends.  We ensure all students build solid musical foundations, but as lessons are individual, we are able to customise your lesson to suit your particular music tastes.

Why Learn With Us

It is widely known that trying to learn a musical instrument through group lessons, books/dvds/internet and formulaic teaching methods are not effective if you really want to play an instrument well.  Too often, students start learning this way and simply lose interest and give up.  Lessons become boring, frustrating, little or no progress is made, and no one cares if you are potentially one of tomorrow’s greatest musicians. 

At Rudd School of Rock, WE CARE!

To achieve our mission 'Building Future Music Leaders', and to set ourselves apart from other music schools, we pride ourselves on offering:

  • Expert teachers who are real musicians
  • Individual lessons focused only on YOU

Expert Teachers Who Are Real Musicians

How can you become one of the best, unless you learn from one of the best?  Our specialist teaching team are among the most inspiring music teachers you will find in the world. All of them are masters of their art.  They are absolutely passionate about music and the instruments they teach, and they have real world music industry experience as performers, songwriters, music managers/executives.  All are accomplished musicians in their own right with a wealth of knowledge to share with their students.

Individual Lessons Focused Only On YOU

While many schools offer group lessons of a one-size-fits-all nature, we firmly believe that the most effective way of learning a musical instrument is through individual tuition. All our music lessons (with the exception of our small Ukulele group classes) are conducted on a one student to one teacher basis, so that the focus of your weekly music lesson is YOU, tailored to fit your level of experience, rate of progress and musical preferences.  Individual and customised lessons are the only true method for learning to master a musical instrument and developing your signature sound and style.  Don’t settle for sub-standard group lessons that produce “cookie cutter” musicians.

Our small group classes for Ukulele are designed to be a introduction to learning a musical instument.  These classes are designed as a stepping-stone to learning a more advanced technical instrument such as guitar, drums, bass, or piano.

Who Do We Teach

We teach children and adults from absolute beginner to advanced levels.

Hundreds of young and not so young students across Auckland, from age 5 to 75 have already chosen to learn a musical instrument with Rudd School Of Rock.   They chose us because our high standards and talented teaching team with real-world music industry experience sets us apart from other music schools.  Please read our Testimonials to see what our students have to say about us. 

Where Do We Teach

We have teaching locations in:

  • Eastern Bays (for students from Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, Orakei, Parnell, Meadowbank, Remuera, Newmarket, Epsom, St Johns Park, Stonefields)
  • North Shore (for students from Mairangi Bay, Murrays Bay, Rothesay Bay, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Milford, Takapuna, Albany, Waiake, Browns Bay, Torbay, Long Bay, Forrest Hill and other East Coast Bays and North Shore suburbs).
  • East Auckland (for students from Pakuranga, Howick, Bucklands Beach, Half Moon Bay, Mellons Bay)
  • Auckland City (for students from Parnell, Auckland CBD, Mt Eden, Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, Westmere, Pt Chevalier, Freemans Bay, Herne Bay, St Marys Bay and other central suburbs)
  • North Auckland (for students from Silverdale, Orewa, Dairy Flat and other suburbs North of Albany)

We also teach out of selected primary and secondary schools throughout Auckland.

Be Your Best By Learning With The Best.  Call us today!

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