August 6, 2017

Who We Are


Jaroslav Tane Novak

Musical Director



Jaroslav Tane Novak (MEntr, BMus, FDipSCSM) is a pianist, composer and music teacher from Dunedin, New Zealand.

Jaroslav started learning piano at age 13 and within three years had passed all of the grades in music theory and piano. He was then accepted to the University of Otago Music Performance Programme on a scholarship. During his time at Otago he won prizes in both piano and conducting.

Jaroslav continued his education with a Masters degree in Business specialising in Entrepreneurship. He developed a keen interest in innovative technology and its application and his master’s thesis was on the application of E-Learning and online software.

He also holds a Fellowship Diploma in piano performance from the St Cecilia School of Music.

Jaroslav has performed as a pianist in New Zealand, Australia and Europe, has had a recording broadcast on New Zealand National Radio, released a CD, and also represented Otago at the New Zealand Young Performers of The Year Competition.

For more information on Jaroslav visit his website at


Questions for Jaroslav?

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Helen Jones

Director of Education

Helen is a teacher and clarinetist from the UK. She began to study music from a young age and quickly found a love for it.

After graduating from University she went on to become a teacher and has taught in multiple countries around the world. She became interested in the use of technology in education and how it can enhance student’s learning, and began to use technology extensively in the classroom to great effect.

Helen decided to incorporate her passion for teaching with her love of music. She enjoys finding innovative ways to teach and make learning fun for students.


Questions for Helen?

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