MUSIC BOX ACADEMY TUTORS
Anna has always had the passion and rhythm for drumming and has been playing the drums for the past decade. Anna has had experience tutoring in Rotorua both privately and at Lakes Performing Arts Company before moving to Wellington where she now teaches here at Musicbox Academy. She has impressive experience working with Jazz, Concert and Brass bands across the country playing both behind the kit and with auxiliary percussion.
She has been in the lineup for multiple New Zealand festivals, including Newtown festival, CubaDupa and Winterfest in Queenstown. Anna is currently finishing her final year studying Commercial Music at Massey University. Anna is excited to share her love of music with you and her knowledge in drumming to the next generation of musicians.
Home Tuition is also available!
Advanced Guitar Tutor
David Lester has been studying music for over a decade and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Rock, Jazz and Commercial Music. David has explored and performed many styles of music over his musical journey, including but not limited to: Blues, Jazz, RnB/Soul, Metal, Pop, Reggae and many others. Whether you are a student or an established artist – David will guide you to reach your goals!
Piano & Vocal
Agatha is our vocal and piano tutor. She has always had a passion for songwriting, performing and all things musical! She has had multiple teaching positions in both Christchurch and Wellington, and is currently in the artist duo, Paper Plates as the vocalist / keys player. Agatha has graduated with a Bachelors degree in Commercial Music, and is now working on her Honours degree at Massey University - she is looking forward to inspire even more people to embrace and love music!
Emma is a fantastic all-round musician and teaches piano, guitar, and vocals. She recently graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Music,
majoring in Jazz Performance.
Emma is a very patient and well-experianced teacher. She gets great results and pushes her students to be the best that they can be.
She is well known in the Wellington music scene and has a passion for performing original music with her band “Monkey and the Mouse,”
We are so happy to have Emma on board as a Music Box Academy teacher!
Piano & Vocals
CEO / Founder of Music Box Academy
With over 11 years of teaching experience, Ashleigh Cole has shared her vocal talents, songwriting skills and piano knowledge with hundreds of her students.
In 2016 she Graduated the Whitireia School of Music leaving with a Bachelor of Arts in Rock, Jazz and Commercial Music Performance, majoring in vocals.
Continuing with her itinerate music teaching at various schools in the wellington region, she then moved onto teaching her own songwriting curriculum at Whitirea/TeAwaha School of Music in the Star Songwriting Course for aspiring Wellington songwriters.
Sharing and creating music with people has been one of her biggest passions, and that is what inspired her to open Music Box Academy in 2018.
With the help of small local cafe, ‘Le Maquis’ in Wadestown, Wellington. She began teaching piano and vocals there, and soon overflowed to the Wadestown Community Centre, where she now has a team of talented musicians that teach Drums, Guitar, Piano, Vocals and more.
"Music Box Academy is my dream and I want to bring as much joy and inspiration through music to the community that I can. I love what I do and I want to help more aspiring Wellington musicians find their voice in music, while giving back to the Wadestown community."