Our Team

Rocking Our Community

Greig Howell

Guitar / Ukulele

Greig has been teaching guitar and ukulele at Maya Music since 2018. He lives locally with his wife and two young children. Music is Greig's first passion, encompassing performing, composing and teaching. Greig started to play guitar and drums at the age of eight. During his school years in England he attended guitar and drum lessons, he also studied music at college. Greig has performed in choirs, orchestras and several different bands. Teaching music for Greig started in 2003 in England. He went on to teach in Canada and now In New Zealand. Greig has experience with all age groups and abilities. As a teacher Greig is passionate about helping people feel confident with a strong sense of self belief. Most important to Greig is to create a fun and comfortable learning environment where they can build relationships and share in the excitement of discovering their capabilities. Outside of teaching Greig can be found exploring our wonderful surroundings, taking Photographs, riding bikes and kayaking.

Deo Bohn

Guitar / Ukulele / Bass

Co Founder and Director of Maya Music, Deo is also a much loved music teacher, Deo has a big heart for teaching music to all ages, he's passionate about all aspects of music and has taught guitar for almost 30 years. Originally from Brasil, Deo moved to New Zealand in 2006 and is thankful to call New Zealand home, Deo has been involved in music since a teenager, when he first learnt to play. As a young man Deo worked for a radio station in Port Alegra which is the city he grew up in. Over the years Deo has also been lead guitarist for several gigging, old school heavy metal bands, but these days Deo is happiest playing in a rock band along with fellow teachers Dom Ryan and Greig Howell. As well as being co owner/operator of Maya Music, Deo is a loving devoted father to his little daughter Helena and partner Carla.

Becks Cole

Online

Co Founder and Director of Maya Music, Becks Cole is not the musician in the business, but it has been said, she is the back- bone, her drive, nurture and ambition, along with her friendly personality and positivity has grown Maya Music from its infancy to where it is in early 2022. After the sudden loss of her loved son in February 2022 Beck's has chosen to step away from the day to day running of the business to be closer to her children and grandson. Residing in the Tasman Bay, Becks remains actively involved in Maya Music from a far.

Martin Guy

Drums

Martin originates from the Isles of Scilly where he started his musical career at age 9 singing in his first band ‘No Pulse’. When the original drummer had to leave the--> islands to attend college, Martin said “I’ll give the drums a go too!”. Realising he was much better suited to drumming than singing, No Pulse found a replacement singer and the rest is history… Fast forward to 2012, Martin received a Bachelor with honours degree in popular music, with a focus on music performance, after which he decided to travel to the world. In March of 2014, Martin found himself in Queenstown and fell in love with the town - and the music scene - quickly establishing himself as one of the town’s most sought after drummers. When not teaching at Maya, he can be seen playing all manner of gigs from the corner of the local bar, all the way to being on stage at the memorial hall in full musical productions, with a number of weddings and corporate gigs squeezed in between for good measure!

Therese Campbell

Office & Administration

Supporting Deo and Becks with the business side of Maya Music is Therese Campbell. A qualified C.A. with a marketing degree and some years spent in the ‘Not-for- Profit’ sector, Therese is adding her knowledge and expertise to help Maya Music pivot and adapt in the current environment. A couple of her new initiatives include collaborating with Maher Shoes to stock some of their flamboyant range that go so well with rock instruments and also partnering with Whakatipu Youth Trust to access funding that can give youth that are missing out opportunities to experience learning an instrument and being part of a band experience.

Tiago Garcia

Bass

Bio To Come

Tiago Garcia

Bass

Bio To Come