Peter Rudd has his own school of rock. Sounds cool doesn’t it? Re­porter talked to the mu­sic teacher about how his pas­sion be­came his job.

Emma Whittaker

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Peter Rudd has made a ca­reer out of shar­ing his love of mu­sic.

‘‘If you’d asked me 10 years ago if I was go­ing to be a mu­sic teacher, I would have been like: ‘No way’. But here I am,’’ he says.

The for­mer Ko­hi­marama res­i­dent runs the Rudd School of Rock.

He took on his first stu­dent a decade ago while he was still per­form­ing with his own band, Tourist, which gained at­ten­tion both lo­cally and over­seas.

‘‘I’ve al­ways loved mu­sic. I re­mem­ber go­ing to see Paul McCart­ney play at West­ern Springs when I was about 11 years old.

‘‘At the time I was think­ing: ‘ Who is Paul McCart­ney’? Then when I got there I re­alised, I knew all of the songs.’’

Rudd learned to play the drums when he was 7.

‘‘Pretty soon I wanted to learn gui­tar be­cause drums are a bit limited in terms of melody and things.’’

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