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Joel Bolton

Joel began his flute studies at 12 and piano studies at 14. After 4 years he passed grade 8 piano with distinction after which he went on to pass ATCL and LTCL. He also completed a degree in flute performance at Auckland University and played 1st flute in the Auckland Youth Orchestra. During his last year with this orchestra he performed a flute concerto in the Auckland Town Hall. Joel came to Nelson in 1986 and gradually built up a teaching practice giving lessons in both piano and flute. He teaches piano at various Nelson high schools and both piano and flute privately. He also established a community orchestra in the early 90s which now goes under the name of the Greenhill Orchestra. Joel continues to conduct this group along with the Junior and Senior Youth Orchestras which are part of NCMA�s musical offerings.

Joel Bolton
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