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Nick Ririnui

Nick Ririnui (Dip Mus) is a professional musician / drummer with a wealth of tutoring experience and performance.

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Dave Bishop

I'm a passionate musician with over thirty years of experience as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and educator. I like all aspects of working within the New Zealand music industry, having performed in bands and as a solo artist.

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Melissa Cox

Melissa Cox joined the Mauao family in June 2015 as a Vocal Tutor. She also teaches beginner acoustic guitar, beginner and intermediate mandolin, beginner ukulele, contemporary songwriting, composition, lyric writing, and theory.

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Sean Clancy

Performing concerts, teaching guitar clinics and playing in recording sessions in countries all around the world, Sean Clancy has been teaching guitar and music for 28 years.

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Nick Newman

Music is his favorite thing, and he's trying to fill his life with as much of it as possible, Rock, Pop, Blues, Folk, Soul. Nick plays Guitar, sings and plays the piano. 

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Emily Macklow

Emily brings a wealth of music teaching experience to MauaoPAC and Tutors the Piano for all levels and ages.

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Sonja Parrott

Having achieved honours in piano performance through the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto (Canada) and the London College of Music (U.K.), Sonja has always had a passion for music.  Now with children of her own, the focus has shifted and she has begun to realize more and more the importance of exposing children to high quality music training from a young age.

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