Excite Academy - established 2016

We are a Mother-Daughter team working together to create a warm friendly interactive environment with affordable classes.

Celia is a trained Primary School Teacher with a passion for music, more specifically in the past 15 years teaching mostly only music in schools, helping train Music Teachers in the Waikato, helping to plan and implement Professional development and support for Teachers in the greater Waikato Area. 

Kimberley has a degree in Media Arts with Painting being her strongest passion and greatest strength.  She has an incredible eye for detail in Music and Art.  Kimberley had most of her music tutoring under her Mum but she has done more to teach her Mum about creatively improving her music than she will ever realise!  We make a great team.


It has long been a dream to open a school of this kind.  We first opened our doors three years ago on 15th February 2016 and have had a very exciting three years meeting and nurturing new people in the Arts, evolving our programme to meet the current market.  We finish the year with a wonderful Music, Dance & Drama concert at Forest Lake School hall, instrument recitals, and an amazing Art Exhibition here at Excite Academy.   


Last year we expanded to include three more studios for individual and group instrument/vocal lessons, while the main music room was mostly used for dance and drama.  Dance expanded beyond Hip Hop to include Acro, Contemporary/Lyrical and Jazz.  And we even had our first Saxophone student.

We look forward to having another fantastic year meeting budding musicians, performers and artists that we can nurture, teach and impart our knowledge to, and we have a range of highly qualified, capable teachers assisting us to do this.


Welcome to Excite Academy for 2020, we can't wait to see where this new year leads!

Celia and Kim Williamson


Contact Us


ph: (07) 444 5047
a: 29 Gilchrist Street, Avalon, Hamilton, 3288
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Mon - Thurs: 3.00pm - 6.00pm

Fri - Sat: 9.00am - 2.00pm

​Sunday: Closed

To find us follow the directions below:

- Follow the main signs to Wintec

- Turn LEFT into Akoranga Road at first roundabout

- Turn LEFT into Gilchrist Street at the second roundabout

- Drive past Wintec Carpark on right

- Turn RIGHT in open gate where big signage is

    and follow the green arrows

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