Teacher of Wind instruments
Lua studied a Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Auckland, a 4 year degree. At the time it was run by David Lines and Chris Naughton. Lua played the alto and tenor saxophone while studying, but after he was employed at Puhinui School as a classroom teacher he focused more on general education. When the opportunity arose to take over the tuition of the wind band he was pleased to assist, and in fact he had already been helping the children with their practice in his spare moments. Lua's dedication to his work is reflected in the children's enthusiasm and commitment to the band.