Student successes

We are super proud of every single one of our students and everything they achieve. Check out how cool they are.



Retrospect are making waves in the NZ music scene, establishing their status as one of the very best young bands in Wellington by winning the 2016 Smokefree Rockquest Regional Final. Apollo Music congratulates Retrospect, and is very proud of its students Felix, Ian and Evan. Retrospect's debut EP (Recorded with Jake in December 2016) is due for release within the coming months, and we can’t wait to hear it. Check out their Smokefree Rockquest video here.

jasper west

Jasper is an exceptionally talented and determined guitarist who has already released 2 albums. They can be found on Spotify and iTunes, and are well worth the listen. Jasper spent much of the last two years leading the band Seagull as their singer, guitarist and songwriter, and you can hear the rocking results of his hard work here. He’s recently released his first solo single, and you can listen to it here!

The Hour-a-day Challenge


In term 2 of 2016, Apollo Music challenged some of its older students to practice for at least an hour a day, every day, for the entire term. Those who could prove that they pulled it off (by weekly video logs and daily spreadsheet updates) were each rewarded with a day of free recording time with Jake. Congratulations to Ian, Ethan and Jasper for putting in the hard yards and meeting the challenge. As well as a great recording, you all have a terms worth of great progress that you’ll have forever.