uke shack tuition links

Guitar Lessons

Chris Lloyd Guitar Studio – guitar lessons for all ages and levels with teacher Chris Lloyd.

Piano / Keyboard Lessons

Waterview Music Studio – piano or keyboard lessons for all ages.


Lothlórien – ethereal Celtic music.

Ross Hill – classical guitar teacher located in Warkworth.

Taura Eruera – guitar teacher in Grey Lynn.

Robyn Sutherland – multi-instrumentalist (bass player/harpist/singer) who performs at weddings and other events. Teaches harp and hires harps.

Amp Repair and Guitar Set-up

Phil Murray – the only person to call when you have amp or guitar repairs. Conscientious and fairly priced. Leave a message as he's a late riser. Ph: 09 828 2162

Ukulele Brand Websites

Brands available in New Zealand:

Lanikai ukuleles – NZ Rock Shop is the principal stockist for this brand. There are 23 branches nationwide.

Kala ukuleles – Varied stockists around NZ, including Piano Traders (Mt Eden, Auckland) and DD Music (Avondale, Auckland). A large range of models including Makala Dolphin range (many colours) and the Ukadelic range (which features art based graphic designs). 

Ohana ukuleles – Good quality, smaller range of ukes primarily made of mahogany. Try the same shops that stock Kala. 

Riptide ukuleles - Novel little ukes with two soundholes (no central hole). Made by the same folks who make Boulder Creek guitars. Same importer as Kala and Ohana, so seek out those shops.

C.F. Martin ukuleles – One of the most respected names in acoustic guitars is also a builder of fine ukuleles. Prices range from $600 - $7500 ish.

Diamond Head ukuleles – Budget models in multiple colours. Entry level ukulele for kids. Stocked by Piano Traders, DD Music etc.

Resonator Guitars and Ukuleles from Toa Guitars - located in Red Beach (north of Auckland). Tasty, reasonably priced metal resonator instruments in many configurations. Paul Jonson (Managing Director) - P.O.Box 46, Red Beach, New Zealand.

Banjo ukuleles at a reasonable price from a local maker. Contact Ed Ackman.

Music Shops

NZ Rock Shop – stores in Auckland and many more around the country.

Piano Traders – instrument and music book sales.

DD Music - instruments and accessories.

Music Planet – stores in Auckland Central and Takapuna.

Music Works – stores in Albany, Greenlane, Henderson, Howick, Manukau, Pukekohe.

KBB Music – instrument sales (brass, woodwind, strings and pianos).

New Zealand Music Websites

Everything about New Zealand music – bands, news, directory, gig guide, forum, etc.

NZ Musician magazine – all the info on your favourite local acts as well as product reviews.

NZ Music Commission – taking NZ music to the world. Professional organisation promoting NZ music overseas and nationally.

Independent Music Chart (IMNZ) – Independent Music NZ is the voice for independent record labels and distributors.

NZ Music charts – what's top of the charts currently.

NZ music awards – view details on forthcoming events and past winners.