Hector Mclachlan

Keyboard tutor


I began learning the piano at the age of 5 and singing at the age of 10. After gaining Grade 8 on the piano at the age of 16, I completed a Bachelor of Music at the New Zealand School of Music, entering on the Therle Drake Scholarship. I now teach privately and at schools, as well as performing and recording with a number of groups playing all styles of music.

I have been teaching for over 3 years at the Wellington Music Centre at Island Bay and Miramar North, and for the past year with Dynamite Music in Newtown and in Miramar, as well as privately.

As a singer I was a member of the 2015-16 NZ Secondary Students' Choir and have been involved in 3 Days Bay Opera productions as a chorus member.

On top of this I have composed, recorded, mixed, produced and released music of my own. I really love being a musician and want to share this with people through teaching!

When teaching I wish to develop in all my students a strong interest and passion for their instrument and music in general. Lessons can include technique, musicality, musicianship, theory, sight reading, improvisation and performance skills. For piano and theory, I am happy to help students prepare for examinations with NZMEB, Trinity, ABRSM etc. I am interested in students learning proper technique and sight reading, as they are invaluable skills. My experience performing in a wide variety of settings and genres allows to me teach a real range of styles, and helps me make the learning experience enjoyable and fruitful for students.