The rebirth of our National Treasure

Following closure for earthquake strengthening, the School is undergoing an exciting redevelopment and will reopen at the end of 2016. 
Read more about the redevelopment

Nelson School of Music

Coming Events

Check out the latest events being produced by the school

Go to our events listing


The Nelson School Of Music offers a wide range of music education including one on one tuition, community music courses and Ministry of Education music classes.

Find out about education

We’re Still Open

Even though the main School buildings are closed, we’re still operating a full range of education programmes and there’s lots happening in our music community.
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Sponsor a new seat for the Nelson School of Music auditorium and help us restore this wonderful and unique heritage building beyond her former glory.


Office Hours

Our office hours are currently 2pm to 5pm weekdays. Feel free to pop in and see us at our temporary premises at 142a Collingwood Street, behind the Forest Herbs building.


For ticketing enquiries contact the Theatre Royal by clicking here or calling (03) 548-3840.


We’re currently recruiting volunteers to assist with archiving and class registers. Call Jan on 548-9477 to help us out.

We’ve Moved!

With the impending sale & removal of Rainey House to make way for the redevelopment, we’ve moved our offices. Just along the road at 142a Collingwood Street you’ll find our new office, three teaching studios and a percussion room. Follow the musical notes from the footpath in behind the Forest Herbs building. Do drop in […]

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