Welcome to The Muse Community Music Trust, where everyone can make music. Music classes for children and adults in Ōtautahi, Christchurch

To see our full programme go to Coming Up page.

At The Muse you can:

attend ukulele and guitar lessons - join our fingerstyle orchestra

attend music classes for children kodàly inspired

learn authentic West African drumming and dance

join a choir that rehearsals during the day

join a choir that rehearses in the evening

learn to sing - Reclaim Your Voice
improve your teaching - teacher training - Kodaly approach

and more ...

Look through Activities for the event you are after, or to see all upcoming events, check out our Coming Up page on the left bar.

The Muse is the home of Random Acts of Music and the Rockers of Ages Choirs

Check out our youtube channel here.

We believe music belongs to everyone and that we learn best when we are having fun and we feel safe.

A question of talent?

We believe music belongs to everyone, and it is lack of opportunity that divides 'musicians' from 'non-musicians'. In some cultures there is no word or concept for 'song'. Singing is embedded in all daily activities and is seen as an integral part of each task.

Tone Deaf?

A person who is tone deaf is unable to hear differences in pitch. This person would speak in a monotone voice like a robot. People learn to vocally reproduce pitch at various ages. Adults who miss this opportunity as children can learn to 'pitch match' at any stage of life. Many people were told when they were younger that they are 'tone deaf'. This is nonsense! For help for people who think they can't sing see Reclaim Your Voice.

Holistic Learning Environments

"I can read music, but I can't improvise." "I can learn by ear, but I can't read music." These feelings of limitation are far too common. The Muse aims to help musicians fill the gaps in their musical development.
Excellence without competition

We believe music is an art-form, and promote alternatives to competition as ways for people to showcase their talent. We aim to help each individual to strive for their personal best, to be inspired rather than judged by the achievements of others.


The Muse networks with other music providers, and provides assistance for individuals to find each other (guitarist seeks singer etc).