Join Crescendo

If you’re constantly singing, already writing your own lyrics, strumming out new songs and making beats at home then Crescendo is right for you.


Crescendo’s programmes focus on a range of sound, performance, writing, event management and radio broadcasting courses with an aim to empower young people to both express themselves as well as gain transferable skills that they can use in any future pathway. We lead with aroha and envision a future where young people are empowered to value the lives they lead. We are here to help rangatahi navigate their waka.

We call our programme The LinkUp. The LinkUp allows you to pick the modules that will benefit you in your journey to being a more self sustained artist. The music industry has multiple pathways. We’ve compiled these pathways into specific units and broken down each unit into modules. Our units cover beat making, production, song writing, live performance, radio broadcasting, how to promote yourself and more!


Each module in the LinkUp is taught weekly. Our weekly group sessions are run two times a day (11am-3pm with time for lunch and 4pm-6:30pm), Monday-Friday. We recommend each young person book for 1 of these sessions only 1 day/week. Advanced students have the option to book in for additional solo sessions any available time 11am-7pm Mon-Fri, where they are making all the music and pushing all the buttons (with a mentor floating around for help as requested).

We can also offer 2 hour 1:1 mentoring sessions for those looking for intensive sound recording and radio teaching and or want a way to ease into group work.

Each week rangatahi will progress through learning modules, until they complete and receive their certificate. The learning modules are set up to run from 1-6 weeks in length and are designed so that you do not need to take the sessions consecutively, allowing for the rangatahi to book in their learning to suit their schedule.


With this in mind, our group sessions are $150+gst and our 2 hour, intensive 1:1 sessions (if applicable) are $100+gst each. The solo sessions are for advanced students, they are free and must be booked in advance.

If you are not able to afford these charges, please don’t worry, we’re still keen to work with you. Just let us know if you need to apply for a scholarship for partial or the full amount and we’ll work with you to get you set up, pain free.

Please note at least 48hrs cancellation notice is required for each session or else charges will still apply.


To be a part of Crescendo’s The LinkUp and to find out more about each unit, please email us with the following information and we’ll get you an enrolment form to get you started! Email us with:

  • Your name
  • How you heard about us
  • Please let us know if you need to apply for a scholarship

We look forward to working with you and empowering our rangatahi to navigate their waka!