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Michael Riddell

Guitar Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Skype Lessons

  • Qualifications: PGDip in Instrumental/Vocal Composition, ATCL Classical Guitar, Grade 7 Rockschool Guitar
  • Pricing: $30 per half-hour, $50 per hour
  • Styles: Classical, Jazz, Film, Musical Theatre
  • Suitability: All ages and levels


Michael is a young guitarist/composer, with a particular interest in Film and Musical Theatre. He was recently awarded the Matthew Marshall prize for Guitar Composition for his suite ‘The Ill-Made Knight’, and completed his PGDip in Composition in 2015 at the New Zealand School of Music.

As a guitarist, he achieved his ATCL in Classical Guitar in 2011, followed by further study with Dr. Jane Curry at the NZSM. In 2014, he won a prize for Best Performance of a NZ work at the inaugural New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition for performing his work ‘Vanya’s Lament’.

Teaching Info

– Classical Guitar
– Jazz Guitar
– Theory Lessons (Jazz and Classical)
– Composition
– Song-writing
– Orchestration and Arranging
– Music History

Lessons are available during the day or after-school. Teaching at your home or school available by further arrangement. I can also prepare students for Trinity Grade exams if requested.