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PRIME Music Academy is run by NZ music icon ANITA PRIME a 2011 LAMA Los Angeles Music Award winner and recent USA Billboard top 40 charting artist. In addition to her own career as a recording artist, Anita has participated on many international releases as a studio session vocalist, lyricist and vocal coach, and continues to be in high demand in the USA, Canada, and Europe for her unique vocal abilities among well-known music producers, labels and music business professionals. A wonderful bonus for students who seek a career in the music industry, Anita is always happy to talk about her own professional experiences, and share her up-to date perspectives and insight into the workings of the modern music industry.

PRIME Music Academy has helped hundreds of aspiring singers and musicians reach their full musical potential. Some have gone on to become NZ and Australian Idol finalists, others have gone on to become international artists and top-charting bands in their own right, like double platinum recording artists Evermore.

PRIME Music Academy teaches all styles of music and instruments including VOICE, GUITAR, DRUMS, BASS and PIANO and has 3 studios in Upper Hutt. and 1 in Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt. SYKPE lessons are also available so that anyone from around the world can have the opportunity to learn the specialised techniques of PRIME Music Academy.

If you've never had music lessons before and if you feel a bit intimidated...then relax because PRIME Music Academy has a reputation of making you feel comfortable to sing/play in front of others...



If you have had music lessons before and feel like you haven't ever learnt anything...this is the place to come. Not only will you learn how to sing/play correctly with practical skills and techniques, you will be taught how to perform with confidence...from stage presence to knowing what sound you need from your PA system. Also you will be shown the ins and outs of how to produce your own demo C.D, which goes a long way to helping you find a band and open up your musical future.






The following are a few comments from people that have had lessons with a tutor from

PRIME Music Academy:


  • A HUGE talent!! - [PRIME Music Academy] you 'rock' when it comes to delivering the whole package - Sound, Technique, Stage Presence / Performance, Confidence, Audience connection plus...


  • "I have been in choirs and had years of vocal tuition but have never really understood how to sing correctly until I came to you..."


  • "You have a professional but friendly manner that immediately put me at ease to engage with the techniques and concepts, and to have fun with the song..."


  • "Absolutely awesome! Excellent excellent are a fantastic person as well as a great singing teacher and performer. I would thoroughly encourage anyone who is thinking about improving their voice range, presentation, or confidence in singing/performing to speak to [PRIME Music Academy]. [They] have a proven ability and track record to help you step up from wherever you're at."


  • "Hey just a message to anyone thinking about enroling. [PRIME Music Academy] is amazing I have been having lessons with [them] for over a year now. Before I started I couldnt sing to save myself now my band is in the recording studio. I stress the fact that [they are] AMAZING and I would recommend [them] to anyone."


Welcome To

Prime Music Academy

PRIME Music Academy (formerly Vocal Expressions Music School) has helped hundreds of aspiring singers and musicians from all age groups reach their full musical potential. Some have become NZ and Australian Idol finalists, others have gone on to be international artists and top-charting bands in their own right, like double platinum recording artists Evermore.

We offer instructions in all styles of music and on many instruments including: Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums & Ukelele from our multiple studio facilities located in Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt, and now in Whitianga NZ. Prime Music Academy also offers it's unique curriculum and specialized teaching techniques online, through our Skype program. Our Skype lesson plans are unique to New Zealand music instruction, and offers the ability for students located anywhere, nationally or around the world to participate with our teachers in pursuing their music education and achieving their musical dreams.

How May We Help You?

Thank you for taking the time to peruse our website, and consider Prime Music Academy for your music education needs. We invite you to fill in the from below, including the special code provided at the bottom of your message, and we will be very happy to contact you back within 48 hours. We look forward to assisting you and answering all your questions, and to sharing with you the variety of program options available at Prime Music Academy to fill your needs.... The Prime Music Academy Team

Meet Our Academy Owner

Anita Prime

PRIME Music Academy  is owned and operated by vocal instructor and Trinity College of London graduate, Anita Prime (  Anita Prime  is a singer-songwriter from New Zealand. At the 2011 LA Music Awards she won the Best Music Video for “La La La” after being nominated for both this, and Best International Artist categories.


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