Vai Punivai

Program Coordinator
Vai can play multiple instruments and genres, and really wants to see young people grow as people as well as musicians. He teaches as well as coordinating lessons, tutors, instrument hire and gigs. Contact Vai at: amplify@yat.org.nz

Josh Hall
Josh brings something new to the Amplify Team. Currently finishing up a degree in Jazz Performance at Ara Music Arts he brings a unique combination of technical skill and a background in working with young people and people with disabilities.

Peter Cairns 

Guitar, Drums and Vocals

ATCL (Voice Performance)

Award winning entertainer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist Peter has been entertaining people all over New Zealand, Australia and the US for many years. Teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Singing, Sound and Recording, Music Theory, Choir and Bands.

Travis Brett 

Guitar, Drums and Band Leader  
Bachelor of Contemporary Music    

Teaches Guitar and directs Rock Band rehearsals. He has performed and busked across Australia, and performed with local Christchurch band "Phil Parkes and the Starship Troopers."

Tim King 


Rockschool Trinity Guildhall Grade 5 Certificate

Teaches Drums and has 25 years of experience performing in  bands, studying, teaching, touring nationally and recording within the music industry. Tim performs weekly with covers band "No Secrets" & originals band "Grief."

Madina Pitt 

Fluent in Russian, Kazakh and English, Madina teaches Piano to all ages. She has been teaching music for many years as well as being the music teacher at Miras Primary School and Kazakhstan International School. Madina also has experience as a music director and instrumentalist for various school productions and musicals while also helping to form school bands and choirs. She has been able to organize numerous talent shows and performances.