Lessons with Toni Reihana are on Tuesdays after school, between 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Lessons are 30 minutes long.
New flute students must be at least 8 years of age.
Buying a Flute
Where to buy or hire flutes
- KBB Music
375 Great North Road, Henderson
Manukau Road, Epsom (this is the best one)
- ABI Music
10 Parity Place, Hillcrest
Some brands are good, and are what we recommend. Other brands fall apart easily, and break within a year.
- Good Brands: Pearl, Sankyo, NZWinds, Yamaha.
- Okay Brands: Gemeinhardt, Jupiter, Selmer.
- Bad Brands (don’t buy these): Lark, Henley, Palatino, Fever, America Brand, Ashton, Nuvo, Nightingale, Samick, John Packer, Artley, Armstrong.
Do not buy from Trademe, Ebay, Aliexpress, Amazon, or other online places!
Do not buy from overseas! They may be cheaper, but you have no idea how the instrument will sound, and whether it is good quality.
Usually instruments from overseas fall apart after 1 year. They are cheap, and should be avoided.
Meet the Teacher
Toni has played and taught music for many years in the both the UK and New Zealand. She studied music and then went on to work as a primary school teacher and music specialist in England. She worked for 12 years in both primary and secondary schools before moving to New Zealand.
Toni currently teaches the flute and keyboard in several primary and music schools across Auckland, and is equally passionate about her work as an adult literacy tutor in West Auckland. She has enjoyed playing the flute as a member of the West City Concert Band since 2015.