Due to NZ being in COVID-19 lockdown, all Rudd School of Rock lessons are currently being held online and not at our teaching venues.

New student registrations are still welcome.

Rudd School of Rock is an Auckland, New Zealand based music school specialising in Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard/Piano, Singing/Vocals and Ukulele tuition for kids and adults from absolute beginner to advanced levels.  We are the music school of choice for those who are serious about learning a musical instument, whether for fun or to develop lifetime music skills and a potential career in music.  If you want the best music tuition for yourself or your child, look no further than Rudd School of Rock.


Director of Rudd School of RockPeter J. Rudd is an award-winning New Zealand musician with 30 years global music industry experience as a performer and music industry manager.  He is guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter for multiple-award nominated and internationally acclaimed pop/rock band ‘Tourist’

Peter is passionate about music, and like a master of any discipline, he soon developed a keen interest in sharing his wealth of knowledge with future generations of musicians.  So Rudd School of Rock was founded with the aim of bringing to Auckland a music school that provides musical instrument 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.  

Our Mission

Rudd School of Rock’s mission is 'Building Future Music Leaders'.  We don’t just aim to teach our students how to read music, and play songs. We aim to teach our students to master the techniques that will make them a top guitarist, singer, drummer or keyboard player.  We also work to develop our students understanding of the inner workings of music so that they have the foundation knowledge for creating their own original songs and signature style.

Our Teaching Philosophy

How do we turn a beginner music student into a future music leader?  Peter J Rudd is quick to point out that “kids and adults come to us really interested in learning to play a musical instrument.  It is our job to not only fulfill that interest, but also to grow their interest, so that students develop a desire to really learn and improve on their instrument.  That is how music stars are made”.

At Rudd School of Rock, we know it is not all about what we teach.  It is also about how we teach.  Our director recounts his own experience. "When I was growing up I clearly recall a number of music teachers I had for guitar, piano, singing and drums who were not particularly inspiring and forced us to play tired old music day in and day out, practicing tons of theory and never really motivating or inspiring us to enjoy the instrument and learning process."  

Do you remember the best teachers you ever had?  They are the ones who “made learning fun” and “inspired you to learn and improve”.  You will find your Rudd School of Rock music teacher doing exactly that.

Our teaching philosophy is foremost to make learning fun and enjoyable and inspire you to want to learn and excel in your chosen instrument.

Why Learn With Us?

It is widely known that trying to learn a music 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:

  • The best teaching team

    How can you become one of the best, unless you learn from one of the best?  Our specialist music  teachers are among the most inspiring 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

    All our music instrument lessons are conducted on a one student to one teacher basis, so that the focus on your weekly music lessons is on developing YOU as a musician, and nobody else.  Just as no individual is the same, we firmly believe that individual and customised lessons are the only true method for learning an instrument effectively because it recognises that students learn at different paces and develop different musical preferences.  Don't settle for sub-standard group lessons that produce “cookie cutter” musicians. Become the best from learning from the best! 



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


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