Piano Lessons – Pieter Bos

About Pieter Bos

For Pieter Bos, teaching and performing music is his passion and we are really pleased that he is joining the teaching staff at Rata School of Music!  He will be offering:

  • Individual Piano lessons.
  • Beginner group keyboards (ages 10 and up; groups up to 6 students) 

Pieter returned to Wellington in late 2015 after performing internationally for 14 years. As well as being involved in the Wellington scene as a performer, Pieter currently teaches piano at St Patricks College, Silverstream and has his own busy private after-school teaching academy.

Pieter has led jazz trios, worked in big bands & ensembles of all types of genres, & performed as a solo piano & vocal entertainer including residencies in Hyatt hotels & cruise ship contracts.

He holds a Bachelor of Music in performance Jazz Piano & then attained a Dip. Secondary Teaching (2000).  In July 2000 he was awarded a scholarship to study Jazz teaching & performance in London, with the Associated Board Royal Schools & attained the ABRSM Dip Jazz Teaching. Pieter is a member of the NZ Institute of Registered Music & registered member with the NZ Teachers council.

His 14 years international performance experience and over 11 years teaching experience has given him in-depth insight into playing music, music education and the student-teacher relationship. 

His goal is to foster a life-long love for music for students of any age to enjoy! He endeavors to get the best from my students – whilst always keeping it FUN!  

His greatest satisfaction comes from seeing his students develop their love for music and he aims to foster a passion for music and skills that will encourage students to direct their own music learning through creative enquiry.

Lesson Content

Repertoire, Ear training, Sight Reading & Musicianship is taught. Each student will learn fundamental “technical” and “theoretical principles” (including chords, rhythms, theory knowledge) – applicable to there chosen repertoire. These are built on in each lesson and being an improviser, he also tries to introduce creative exercises right from the start! 

Piano Lessons: 

Beginners & Children:    Of course require a little more guidance. He believes it is equally important to teach good “how to” practice habits and piano learning techniques – from the start – that are FUN!  Pieter believes the key to teaching music is loads of enthusiasm & energy! 

Along with learning chosen songs, beginners also develop sound reading & listening skills and some basic creative skills.

Jazz, Blues, Pop lessons:  Focus on different musical styles, history and more advanced concepts of harmony, (chord-scale relationship for chart reading & improvisation).  You will be able to compose & improvise simple tunes & ideas. As well; – read, interpret & play “lead-sheets” from pop or jazz songs. Classes are often for those with a few years of basic understanding of piano.  It is hoped students will develop the tools to play interpret & self direct their own learning of songs.   

Timetable and Enrolment

Start: 2nd Feb 2019
Finish: 6th April 2019  NO Rata on 23rd Feb
Saturdays (actual times tbc) (9 weeks)
Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre Music Rooms
Pieter Bos
Target Market
all ages from 5 years
(incl GST)
$380 for half hour lessons for 9 weeks  (or pro-rata if term started already)
(longer lessons will be charged accordingly)

Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243