Our Team:

Forte Itinerant Music Teachers play an active role in assisting students to prepare for various festivals and competitions. Here's a rundown on each of the Forte teachers - hover over each pic (or click) to read about their love of music....

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3 Feb to 9 April

14 April to 3 July

20 July to 25 Sept

12 Oct to 4 Dec


510 Hagley Ave

Christchurch 8011

PO Box 3984


03 364 5164

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Hanafi Machirus

Guitar ITM My father taught me guitar when I was ten and I have been playing ever since. I performed as part of the Chch Jazz festival and currently am working with the Chch Smooth Jazz group ‘Frictionless’, Jazz/reggae/funk group ‘Wranglin’ and ‘Sophisticated Lady’ jazz duo with Nanako Sato. I have provided accompaniment for multi-platinum artist Yulia since 2015, and played guitar on her live CD recording in 2017.  I have a particular passion for teaching beginners and jazz improvisation.