Sayaka Hughes, is currently in her last year of studying a Bachelor of Music at the University of Auckland, where she has a full academic scholarship. Majoring in Piano Classical Performance, she is being taught by Head of Piano, Dr Rae de Lisle.
She greatly enjoys teaching piano to students and has previously taught piano for four years in addition to accompanying for various ensembles and vocalists for concerts and competitions.
While at high school she gained her ATCL and LTCL diplomas from Trinity College London and she recently won the Mozart Class at Te Awamutu in 2014 and was third in the Lions Club Scholarship this year and nominated for PACANZ, 2016.
She hopes to further her study in Auckland for her postgraduate Honours and continue to be inspired by the musicians and teachers in Auckland.