- Geoffrey Hinds
- Born: 1950
Geoffrey William John Hinds was born in Auckland on April 2, 1950.
He was educated at University of Auckland majoring in composition under Prof. Douglas Mews. He graduated with a BA in 1973 and MPhil (Mus) 1975. Geoffrey attended NZ Bible College 1977-9, gaining a Divinity Degree.
Geoffrey earns his living as a private piano teacher and ballet class accompanist as well as a little freelance composition. 1983 gained LRSM, 1984 became a Registered Music Teacher. He is also organist/choirmaster at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Mt Eden, serves on the committee of the Auckland Lieder Group (for which he is also accompanist), and serves on the Institute of Registered Music Teachers Auckland Branch committee.
Hobbies include exploring areas of natural beauty. Over the 1990-1991 holiday period he visited England to explore the landscape that inspired his favourite composer, John Ireland. Geoffrey makes annual pilgrimages to Rangitoto Island and is a life member of YHANZ. Also, he is the President of the Auckland Lieder Group.Source: Geoffrey Hinds (2011)