Welcome to Rudd School of Rock

Rudd School of Rock is an Auckland, NZ based modern music school specialising in tuition and coaching in Guitar (Acoustic, Electric and Bass), Drums, Keyboard/Piano, Singing/Vocals and Ukulele for children and adults from beginner to advanced levels. We have teaching locations in Auckland Central, Eastern Bays, East Auckland, North Shore and North Auckland.

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 have your sights set on uncovering the musician in you (or your child), performing with a band, or becoming a rockstar, don't rely on online lessons or sub-standard franchised group lessons to get you there. Learn with the experts at Rudd School of Rock. You won't see better progress and results. Our lessons are all individual one-to-one sessions with our expert teachers who are masters in the instruments they teach, have real-world music industry experience, and a wealth of knowledge and skills they're ready to share to bring out the music star in you. 

We invite you to learn with Rudd School of Rock and be your musical best by learning with the best.

What We Teach

Rudd School of Rock Director Peter J Rudd, an award-winning musician with 30 years global music experience founded Rudd School of Rock with the goal of bringing to Auckland a modern music school that provides music tuition unrivalled in quality and uniqueness.

Rudd School of Rock’s mission is 'Building Future Music Leaders'

We are unique in that our philosophy is to teach to inspire true musicianship, encourage a lifelong love of music, and lay firm foundations for budding music performers and creators of tomorrow. We don't just teach you to play and instrument and read music. 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 and coaching in:

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

We also run a Rock Band Programme for our more advanced students.

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 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.

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 venues in:

  • Auckland Central
  • North Shore
  • Eastern Bays
  • East Auckland

Be your best by learning with the best