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Elly Rydge

Singing Lessons | Choirs, Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Skype Lessons

  • Qualifications: Diploma of Musical Arts
  • Pricing: $1 per minute
  • Styles: Contemporary Styles
  • Suitability: Any


Mrs A’s Music School Christchurch is a privately owned business owned by Elly Rydge. The Mrs A’s Music School teaching system originated in Timaru and was started by Elly’s mother, Jannette Aldridge; a teacher who has taught numerous ages and stages throughout New Zealand for over 30 years.

The original school remains in Timaru and now a second school is open in Christchurch.  Mrs A’s music school’s operate with strong core values including:

  • Give everyone the right to learn music
  • Help students plan and achieve goals
  • Find the recipe for effective learning
  • Face reality with honesty and courage
  • Respect the people, equipment and facilities

Teaching Info

Elly Rydge is the main teacher and has been teaching and performing for the last 7 years. She not only connects positively with her students but also creates a welcoming environment for parents to observe and be a part of the learning experience.

Elly has assisted students in Rockquest, NCEA, and varsity/show auditions. She works with school choirs, children and adults alike.

Elly’s teaching style is heavily influenced by Berkeley School of Music, Trinity Schools and her previous teachers. Elly uses some unusual methods to help students of all ages and stages learn elements of music so they won’t forget it.

Each term Elly sets up prizes, star charts, word documents, homework books, recordings and reports (where appropriate).  Students are encouraged to play their way to something special each school term in an appropriate performance setting.


Term 4 Available Times (16 October)

Tuesday 3.00-3.45 pm

Wednesday 4.00-5.15 pm

Thursday 5.15-6.00 pm or 7.00-7.30 pm

Friday 6.15-.7.00 pm

Alternative times may be available at the school with other teachers, please do not hesitate to inquire