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 instrument, whether for fun or to develop lifetime music skills and a potential career in music.
Over the many years music has been part of his life, Peter accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills not only in the instruments he plays, but also about what it takes to become a successful musician.
Peter came to believe that musicians like himself with an intimate practical knowledge of music and an abundance of experience in the music industry have a responsibility to pass this knowledge and experience onto future generations of musicians.
So in 2005, Peter established Rudd School of Rock as the only music school with the unique mission of not just teaching its students how to play instruments, but to "Build Future Music Leaders".
Our music tuition and coaching services focus on inspiring true musicianship, encouraging a lifelong love of music, and laying firm foundations for the budding music performers and creators of tomorrow.
Since 2005, thousands of up and coming musicians can say Rudd School of Rock is where it all started for them. And today, we hold our position as the NZ's only music school where tomorrow's leading musicians are exclusively taught how to be musicians by real-life musicians.
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 an instrument. 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.
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. Peter 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.
And so, at Rudd School of Rock our teaching philosophy is foremost to make learning fun and enjoyable and inspire you to want to learn and excel in your chosen instrument. That paves the way for our leading-edge teachers to share with you the immense knowledge and finely-tuned skills they have as musicians to help you become a future music leader too.
To achieve our unique mission 'Building Future Music Leaders', and to set ourselves apart from other music schools, we pride ourselves on offering:
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