For affordable group music tuition in Lower Hutt

Welcome to Gallery Music Centre


Update 23 August 2020

Term 3 resumed at Avalon School on 25 July. Term 3 will end 19th September.

We ask that everyone uses the QR Covid tracker App codes to sign into classroom lessons.  Please enter classrooms by the enter and exit signs, this will help with physical distancing.

Please use the hand sanisters provided.  We encourage the use of masks and please keep class spectators to a minimum.

We hope to have an open day for new families – this will be announced once we hit Covid alert level 1.

The concert will be held on 5 December at the Jubilee Centre at Chilton Saint James School, Lower Hutt.  Covid-19 alert levels dependent.

I’ll be sending out an email late term 3/ early term 4 for online enrolments.

Stay safe everyone.

Enrolments for the rest of 2020

Most classes have been filled, we do have space in our Orchestra and Pre-instrumental classes – please contact if you are interested in joining either of those.

We operate waitlists for classes – please get in touch if you would like your child to be waitlisted for 2021 and beyond. Please note that waitlists for keyboard and guitar classes are significant.


There is a flat fee structure for all classes being introduced for the 2020 year – classes will cost $155 for the duration of the year.

We are most grateful  to our host school, Avalon Primary School and ask families as thank you to bring in packet biscuits to give to the staff for the use of their rooms.


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Providing affordable, enjoyable music tuition to primary and intermediate students in the Hutt Valley.

Gallery Music Centre is part of the Ministry of Education’s out-of-hours programme and operates on Saturday mornings at Avalon Primary School, Lower Hutt.

Group teaching offers a valuable chance for your child to see other children learning in a musical environment, and the incentive to try to emulate his or her peers.

Our teachers are highly qualified and dedicated professionals who strive to give your child the best music education at very low cost.  Classes are heavily subsidised by the Ministry of Education for Primary and Intermediate school aged students.

Our classes provide:

  • A parallel emphasis on instrument skill and wider musical knowledge development
  • Theory
  • Note Reading
  • Links to the New Zealand Music Curriculum