Bay Play celebrates 20 years

Founder Keith Hull, centre, farewells student tutor Angela Anderson, left and ex-Bay Play pupil-turned-student tutor Hannah Josephs, right.

As part of Bay Play’s ethos of being a not-for-profit charitable trust that is dependent on community funding, part of our philosophy to give back to the community we receive from is to mentor our students who are passionate about music into budding teachers.

November 2017 saw us farewell two student teachers off to university – a very proud and sad moment, says treasurer Carol Burke.

Hannah first picked up the saxophone at age nine with Bay Play and never put it down, finishing her 2017 year tutoring five students in sax and flute. Angela completed her grade six piano this year and had 10 keyboard pupils.

This year will see Bay Play celebrate 20 years of commitment to the community – making music financially accessible to primary and intermediate age children.

“Our difference (other than keyboard, which is one-on-one), is that we offer group style tuition to keep the costs down and encourage student mentoring for tutors,” says Carol.

“Tuition enrolment is for the full year, and the cost after discount if you take the early full payment option is $220 to $260 for the year depending on the instrument.

“This works out at $8.38 a lesson for the most expensive instruments such as keyboard/violin and less for the others. This is very competitive.”

Music lessons are 25 minutes long, and are held at Mt College Music Suite between 3.30-5.30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tuition is offered for recorder, flute, clarinet, sax, violin, cello, guitar, ukulele, trumpet and keyboard. 

For more information parents can come to enrolment day at Mt College Music Suite on February 14, visit the website at:, email: or phone/txt Carol on: 021 533 090.