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Help bring the ‘Gift of Music’ to Kiwi kids with limited opportunity.

We provide a fully funded inspiring music programme to 1000+ Kiwi kids in 10 South Auckland schools.

We foster diligence, nurture talent, build self-esteem and a life-long love of music.


Enriching lives through
the gift of music

Tironui Music Trust provides a fully funded inspiring
performance music programme for young New Zealanders
with limited opportunity.


Our music programme

We partner with ten primary and intermediate schools in Papatoetoe and Mt Wellington to deliver a challenging, rewarding and fun instrumental music programme to 1000+ students from years 3-8.

Each year we start our programme with 500+ year 3 & 4 students in Musicianship classes. The idea is to build ‘tacit’ musical skills, prior to starting an instrument. These classes combine singing, movement and speech to develop children’s innate musical abilities.

We then provide a four year course of study for band instruments from Year 5 and five year course of study for strings from Year 4.



Tironui has significantly expanded our scholarship programme with eligibility starting in year 4 for strings & year 5 for band instruments. Scholarships enable students to have one:one lessons up to year 13 and are valued at approximately $20,000 over their duration.

We want to identify talent from a younger age, nurture those students and support them to reach their potential. To be eligible, students will need to demonstrate a love for their instrument, along with regular practice and progress.

We would like to acknowledge the Woodlau Trust and the benefactor of that trust, the late Robyn Leeming, for their significant donation which has enabled the extension of scholarships and ongoing investment in the years ahead!

Holiday Programmes

Tironui runs regular holiday programmes for its students. We bring together students from across our 10 schools and scholarship network to make music, hone ensemble / instrument playing and have fun!

Students are grouped together based on ability, so regardless of whether your child is a beginner or more advanced, we will have something for everyone! Registrations and event information is provided through our school networks.

Tironui Dreams

We foster diligence, nurture confidence, celebrate aspiration and achievement.


Our funding

The Tironui Music Trust is funded solely by private donations from approximately 30 individuals and two Charitable Trusts.

No State funding is received.

Set up by Peter and Pam Hubscher in 2006,  the trust’s music programme has seen rapid growth. In 2019 the Tironui Music Trust is now providing instrumental tuition to approximately 550 students in South Auckland and Mt Wellington.

Of course, expansion and ongoing developments to the programme require ever-increasing funds, and the trust relies on the generosity of its donors to run its programme smoothly and effectively.


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