A New Zealander of Cornish, Scottish and Irish descent, Kāren Hunter was born into a family of many generations of music teachers and would be honoured to guide you in your creativity and music practise.
Kāren has taught Guitar, Voice and Songwriting for about 30 years, more recently she has added Ukelele and Mandolin to the instruments she teaches.
Lessons are designed to fit with your comfort level and can be structured around a pre-determined syllabus or improvised on the day ( or a mixture of both).
In addition to private lessons, Kāren taught Guitar, Performance and Songwriting at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand ( M.A.I.N.Z ) for several years. She also taught on the Popular Music Programme at the University of Auckland.
If you have young children that you would like to introduce to music, Kāren recommends that you attend the lesson and learn an instrument yourself ( ukelele is an easy option ). That way your children will be attracted to practising by following your example.
Playing Music is a yoga practice. It’s a meditation practice. It’s a practice of practicing.
Rates : Kāren’s rates are on a sliding scale from $80 – $45 for a one hour lesson. Single parents, beneficiaries, low waged and students qualify for the lower rate of the scale. You can decide what you pay, please make it work so you can come back soon!
Duration : Lessons are usually one hour long. Two hour lessons are available and the rate for this is $100.
Frequency : you can decide the frequency of the lessons, this can be weekly, fortnightly or casually.
Location : Kāren is based in Te Atatu South, West Auckland, Tamaki Makaurau. New Zealand / Aotearoa.
Tea : You will be offered Herbal Tea at your lesson for your refreshment.