Always wanted to be in a band?


Do you play an instrument and want to jam with others?


Do you want to start from the beginning?

It's time to join the family at LILA!


LILA School of Bands is a music academy that specialises in mentoring bands, based in Morningside, Auckland.


Join us at LILA to play music in a band matched to your age, stage and ability and receive tuition towards your goals from certified music teachers and world-class working musicians.

Make like-minded friends and learn to play, jam and write songs with other musicians. Refine your instrument or start your musical journey with lessons in guitar, bass, drums or vocals from our experienced team.

Director of the LILA Bands programme is solo artist Jesse Sheehan, a two-time Top 20 APRA Silver Scroll finalist, winner of the 2009 Smoke-free Rockquest and former guitarist and backing vocalist for Neil Finn and Dave Dobbyn.

Meet our teachers

How does it work?

Students receive weekly mentoring in a 1-hour band session led by one of the expert musicians from our teaching team. 

Added benefits of LILA School of Bands include bonus workshops and masterclasses from special guest teachers, coaching for Rockquest, recording with your band, and the opportunity to perform throughout the year.


Band sessions are $30 (per student, per hour) and are held weekly across two locations: Stage Music Centre in Grey Lynn, and Debase Music Centre in Morningside.

Get in touch now to join a band today!