About Mara Kelland

Mara Kelland is a licensed Simply Music Piano and Inner Musician Play A Story teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from AUT and a Certificate in Freelance Journalism from the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies. Through all her studies, music was her constant companion and is her first love.

Re-opening Physical studio

Hello Everybody! The school holidays [Winter break] have just begun here in New Zealand. As we are now at alert level 1 and things are returning to a new normal, I am pleased to announce that I will reopen my physical studio with the beginning of the new school term. Working with my current students [...]

Help Make my next Recored in 2021

Hello everybody- Join me on a creative journey alongside my teaching. In 2021 I hope to begin work on a new album but I need your help. There are live streams coming with chances to donate if you like what you hear. If you want to help me make the next great folk album click [...]

More COVID19 planning

While Italy is singing from the rooftops and others are behind the piano, New Zealand is preparing for lockdown as of midnight tonight, Wednesday. I am pasting below the email i sent to all of you re continuing piano lessons. Hello all- I am writing this as a group email as things are happening way [...]

COVID19 response plan

I am very much looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow but wanted to put this in writing so we’re all on the same page. The Novel Corona Virus, COVID19, is here. I want to keep seeing you all for lessons face-to-face for as long as possible to keep things normal. If we have to [...]

News Personal and professional

I have been so busy lately that I have not been a regular presence on any social network or blog. I'm still here, yes yes, I'm here... as the sondheim song says. I continue to work for AUT as an electronic notetaker 2-3 days a week. This makes me a little money but, more importantly, [...]

My Digitisation project

I Have talked here before about my digitisation project and the software I use to make it possible. I recently took this up again. I have imported all my CD audiobooks on to my Mac. It is amazing to me that I read so much trash when I was younger. Now I read mostly nonfiction. [...]

Social Networks and Other Old Junk

So in 2015 I wrote a blog post. It was about social networking and how there were so many and I wanted certain things to happen. surprisingly, not much has changed since then. I still want something that will post across a bunch of accounts. There are too many social networks and it just gets [...]