Saturday Morning Music Classes

Saturday Morning Music Classes (SMMC) is a locally operated non-profit organisation, established in 1968, providing music education in Dunedin and Central Otago


We offer a full spectrum of classical instruments across the string, woodwind, brass and percussion families.


Choose from more contemporary style instruments including guitar, drums, brass and saxophone.


String ensembles, orchestras, ukulele bands and more. We have a range of ensembles available.

Next Event

15Sep 2024

2024 Demonstration Concert

Our classes

Learn a new instrument at one of our weekend or after-hours music centres

Let's Make Music

An enjoyable introduction to music making for ages 5 to 7.

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For ages 6 and up. An excellent introduction to reading music.

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Learn to play ukulele

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Listen and Learn Violin

Age 5 and over. Learn to play the violin by listening and imitating.

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The violin is an ideal instrument for students aged 7 and older.

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The viola is slightly larger than the violin, and is suitable for age 11 upwards.

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A bowed string instrument of the violin family for age 7+

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Double Bass

The largest and lowest-pitched string instrument.

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Suitable for age 9/10+, the flute has a distinctive, silvery sound.

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The oboe is a double reed woodwind instrument, age 9/10+.

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A single reed woodwind instrument with a deep sound and gentle tonal quality.

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Age 10+. The saxophone is made of brass and played with a reed.

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Age 8+. The trumpet is commonly used in both classical and jazz ensembles.

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Age 9/10+. The trombone is a member of the brass family.

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French Horn

Age 9+. The French horn is made of coiled brass tubing.

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Want to learn the drums, timpani or xylophone?

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Musicianship Theory

Age 7 and up A varied programme focusing on aural skills, keyboard knowledge, composition and theory.

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Learn to play the guitar.

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Learn how to use the most portable of instruments, the human voice!

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Our ensembles are open to all - you don't have to be having lessons with SMMC to join.

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