facilitating, fostering and celebrating the arts in our community
Dance

Evolution Dance - Emma Andrew

Tutor

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Phone: 027 6648 244

American Jazz Syllabus and Hip Hop classes
Examinations in August each year for Jazz.
End of year show in December each year.
Classes to cater for all ages.

Judy McKenzie

Tutor

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Phone: 07 8665820 / 027 6305 510

I teach Tap 'n Jazz dancing, on a Tuesday after school. 

The age is from 3yrs girls/boys up to Adult classes.

Contact Judy McKenzie 

Lisa Gifford Dance

Tutor

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Phone: 027 466 6420
Lisa established a dance school in Whitianga five years ago. She started dancing when she was four years old and competed in all disciplines during her career, including ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance.
Musicians / Vocalists

Aaron Vendell

Accoustic guitar and singer

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Further detail to follow.

Boom City

Rock, folk, blues and reggae originals

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Phone: 027 352 0508

Folk, Rock-Reggae with a twist of Blues, Boom City blends these genres with beautiful harmonies and musical arrangements.

Danny Boeglin

Accordion and a variety of other Instruments, accompanied by wife Joan

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A popular pair with rest homes and festivals.  Contact details to follow.

Denise Norton

Singer

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Dylan Wade

Alternative/folk/roots/reggae/blues/instrumental musician

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Phone: 07 868 2828

Dylan is a singer-songwriter and skilled guitarist with years of experience performing and recording internationally and around New Zealand. He has the flexibility of being equally professional as a soloist or with a full band for events such as weddings or festivals, as well as regular gigging at quality venues cafes and bars. His music spans styles of rock, blues, reggae, soul, folk and more. He sings and plays acoustic and electric guitars with mastery.

Dylan Wade
Wedding MUSIC New Zealand
Dylan Wade - Freedom
 

Dylan Wade Lajunen

Tutor

Email:
Phone: 07 8682828
dylanandmichal@yahoo.com

Guitarist, singer songwriter

I specifically enjoy teaching groups who are working on performance and recording and who are dedicated and passionate about music.

I teach Guitar,Voice,Bass,Drums.
Can work with individuals or large groups. All ages.

Dylan is a singer-songwriter and skilled guitarist with years of experience performing and recording internationally and around New Zealand. He has the flexibility of being equally professional as a soloist or with a full band for events such as weddings or festivals, as well as regular gigging at quality venues cafes and bars. His music spans styles of rock, blues, reggae, soul, folk and more. He sings and plays acoustic and electric guitars with mastery.

Evan Vaughters

Accoustic classical guitarist

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Detail to follow

Fire and Rain

Originals band in 60s and 70s rock & pop style plus reggae & folk rock

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Phone: Lance and Ava Strong - 021 502 333

Performing a variety of genres and all original.  

Fuller and the Empties

Covers band playing rock and dance music

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Adam Fuller - details to follow

James Carbery

One man band - musican and singer

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Phone: 07 865 9162 or 021 085 70622

I sit on a drum box, play guitar, harmonica, flute, kick a shaker with one foot and a tambourine with the other and sing. And they say men can't multi task...?

James Malcolm & Alea Malcolm

Accoustic guitar and vocalists

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Unpretentious and infectious like a cheeky grin, James' and Alea's ambient melodies would be as comfortable at the beach as in a dimly lit bar with lyrics which speak of long afternoons and longer nights spent in both places...

Jamie McCaskill

Singer/guitarist/writer

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Phone: 027 352 0508

John Hert

Classical guitarist and singing with amp

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Phone: 07 864 8148

John Hert plays classical guitar at weddings and special functions, arrangements of many popular songs and classical pieces. He has a battery operated amp good for four hours or more for outdoor performance, and which allows iPods/MP3 players to play through. He can provide microphone access for celebrants also. At Café/Restaurants his music is ideal dining background music with songs from Simon & Garfunkel, Dylan, Cohen, James Taylor, Carole King, Mark Knopfler and the like.

JV & The Rockers

R&B and Country band

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This band is one of the local acts (from the northern Coromandel) that has played and performed together since 1986.  The line-up has changed over the years, but the original core members are still jamming it. Most of the songs performed recently have been composed by guitarist and singer John Veysey, whose song writing skills are one of our hidden talents. The performance style is relaxed and low-key and  often has  visiting performers in the mix.

Keys

Musician - Jon Keys - Pianist, singer, and bongos

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Phone: 022 159 7846

Mark Allison

Jazz Trio

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Phone: 07 864 7346 or 0274520325

Wedding and background musicians

Mark Taipari

Upbeat accoustic and electric guitarist and singer

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Phone: 021 119 3087

Mark Taipari is an amazingly talented and extensively experienced Kiwi musician.  He has delivered classy and relaxed performances for literally hundreds of weddings and functions with a wealth of over 30 years experience in the music industry.  With an edgy and youthful stage appearance, tremendous talent, boundless energy and unmistakable chemistry, Mark is a fantastic performer who delivers each and every time.

Michelle Clotworthy

Tutor

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Phone: 07 864 9366

I Teach Piano/Keyboard and Guitar, modern, classical, chords and a little jazz from my studio.

All ages and beginners are most welcome.

Mike McCarthy

Bass guitarist - Rock 'n roll

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Phone: 07 864 7885 or 0274 772700

Moehau Music

Nathan McCauley

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Phone: 021 268 4448

Excellent website listing local Coromandel performers, contacts, gigs and history 

Neighbouring Planets

Musicians and entertainers

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Phone: 273545224

Neighbouring Planets present a quirky set of eclectic instrumental originals, all with a distinctly laid-back Coromandel vibe. 

At the core of the band are Yvette Audain (clarinet; saxophone; miscellaneous other wind instruments) and Dix Ozier (guitar). 

Both also contribute to the band as composers.Neighbouring Planets often add a bassist, drummer or both to the lineup.

"Thanks so much for a first rate show. The audience was very happy" - Anita Arlov, curator, 'Inside Out'

Phil Mason

Accoustic guitar and singing

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Performs Country/Rock/Bob Dylan covers

Radiobaby

Three piece rock covers band from 80s to today

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Phone: 027 272 8333 - Paul Hinton

Rob Wigmore

Country and Western guitarist and vocalist

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Phone: 027 250 3388

Rob performs Country and Western from the '50s to present day, utilising backing tracks and accompanied by guitar.  He is available for clubs, pubs, private functions etc. 

Sarah Allison



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Stephanie McKee

Tutor

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Phone: 021 517749

Teaching keyboard, guitar, vocal – group or individual
Tutor skills: I can teach acoustic guitar (folk style, picking and strumming and chords) , ukulele, recorder, piano, music theory and singing confidence.
For ages 7 – adult.
Background: 22 years music teaching, former secondary Head of Music Department in several schools.

Contact Stephanie

Steve Carson

Artist and Musician

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Talented musician who has played in many Colville music club bands.

Terry Bright & Bill Kneebone

Accoustic guitar and singing

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Phone: 07 864 7945

The Fretmen

Accoustic guitars and singing

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Phone: 07 864 8148

The Fretmen, John Hert and Jim Hope play fingerpicking style with accoustic guitars in a repertoire featuring most genres but with the focus on sixties artists like Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Donovan, James Taylor etc. John plays foot pedal bass while Jim is accomplished harmonica player. Both sing. 

UKUMANIA

Ukulele band

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Phone: 07 866 7969

UKUMANIA is a Coromandel based six piece (not your usual) ukulele band. Formed in 2009, UKUMANIA has  provided a wide range of musical entertainment at local cafes, festivals, wineries, birthday and Christmas functions, and fund raisers. We have previously hosted three highly successful annual Coromandel Ukulele Fests. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country - most tastes catered for, modest performance charges and a fun time is assured! 

Yvette Audain- Musician, Composer, Tutor

Tutor

Phone: 273545224
Yvette Audain - clarinet, saxophone, flute, piano and more. All ages, levels and styles; Whitianga or Hot Water Beach location. Yvette has just completed two full-time years at Mercury Bay Area School, and performs in local band Neighbouring Planets as well as further afield in a variety of settings.Yvette has considerable experience as a tutor of all her instruments, in both New Zealand and Australia. She is a life-long learner who continues her passionate involvement in education with a galvanising instrumental tutoring schedule.

Yvette Audain:

Musician, Composer, Tutor

Phone: 273545224

Yvette is a prolific, versatile musician, composer and arranger born and based in New Zealand, having lived and worked in Auckland, Wellington and Melbourne (Australia). 

Her instruments are clarinet, saxophone, recorder and Irish whistle and she has professional experience in a variety of genres: classical, jazz, military band, Celtic-style originals, gypsy, free improvisation, salsa and many more settings beyond these.
Yvette, now based on the Coromandel Peninsula, currently teaches at several local schools as well as privately, and performs either on her own or part of "Neighbouring Planets"

Poet

John Irvine

Poet

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Poetryboy:  scribbler and occasional linoleum layer, John Irvine is an old aged pensioner in New Zealand with delusions of immortal failure and a cynical view of life.  He has a mole under his left arm, and a wife who hates pizza and tripe.  He hopes to die painlessly one day without warning, and with a minimum of leakage...

Visual Artists

Bernadette Ballantyne

Tutor

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Phone: 022 370 7629

After School Art Classes!
Year 4 - 13 students.
Tues and Wed 3.30pm - 5pm.

Contact Bernadette Ballantyne

Margaret Tucker

Tutor

Web:
Phone: 07 8664891 or 0274 638850
Scrapbooking - Close to My Heart Independent Consultant

I enjoy showing you how to  discover your creativity and preserve your memories of special people, places and events in your life, whether you are new to scrapbooking or are a seasoned crafter.

I make scrapbooking and cardmaking accessible and exciting to everyone, with workshops that I have been running for the past seven years.  If you would like to know more please contact me.

Melinda Rapson

Tutor

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I run ‘Junior Art & Craft Classes’. 

The classes run after school during the year for local kids both in Pauanui and Tairua and I also run holiday programmes. . I design the classes to cover a wide range of interests, skill levels and to introduce children to different art and craft techniques. 

The classes provide children with a fun activity, while giving them a sense of achievement in their creative abilities.

The Little Gallery

Gallery

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Open 7 Days
10am – 4pm

Visit The Little Gallery, where discerning art enthusiasts can enjoy and purchase affordable, quality artwork by leading local artists. This diverse, intimate gallery prides itself on offering 'a little of the best,' representing over 50 artists from the Coromandel and around New Zealand. The space is a must-see cultural destination for tourists, as well as a place of pride within the Whangamata community.

The Little Gallery is managed as a co-operative, with artists lending their time and support to run the gallery space. Visitors are provided with the unique opportunity to meet the artists themselves and learn more about their practice. The gallery regularly hosts public events throughout the year including artist talks and exhibition openings, and with an ever-changing display of artwork, there is always a reason to visit The Little Gallery!

Yoga

Pam Dodd - Yoga instructor

Tutor

Web:
Phone: 07 8663023

Yoga classes on Mondays from 5.30pm to 7pm; Wednesdays 5pm to 6.30pm.  Phone Pam for more detail.

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