“EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS Est 1996”  #TheFutureIsNow


Our Management & Head Tutors


JAE BEDFORD - C.E.O, Co-Founder & Director 

Jae has been educating, entertaining & event/tour/venue managing since 1996 and has been front of house manager at Downstage theatre (Wellington) & Fortune Theatre (Dunedin) plus managing many other entertainment venues nationwide including Arc Cafe, The Crown Hotel, Dicey O'Riley's (Dunedin), The Heights (Christchurch), The Penguin Club, Loan & Merc, The Manor Estate, The Youth Centre & The Bedford School of music Performing Arts Centre (Oamaru).  He has performed in many great bands including 'The Bedfords' and solo.   The many years of entertaining has produced many albums during his recording career.   Jae is a graduate of the Nelson School of Music, Akona Te Rangatahi & also studied music at Otago University. 


Entertainment/Act & Venue Management

Events & PR

Education & Development

Marketing & Merchandise 

Tutor in Music (Guitar/Vocals/Bass/Percussion/Songwriting/Music Theory/ Harmonica/Keyboard) & Drama (Waitaki/Otago/Canterbury)

[email protected] | 0274182136 |

MIRIAM BEDFORD -CFO, Co-Founder & Director

Miriam is a Vision college graduate and has performed extensively around New Zealand and produced some wonderful recordings & performances with 'The Bedfords', 'Ignition', Solo  & many other acts.   Miriam has a history in theatre, music eduacation, Hospitality, Entertainment & Event management with Downstage Theatre, JBE Entertainment, Vision College & Rockit Band Hire.

Miriam has been writing songs since a very young age.   Her history as a touring and recording artist makes her uniquely qualified in many areas.


Performing Arts & Vocal Departments




Tutor in Music & Drama (Oamaru)

[email protected] | 0274272145 | www.thebedfordschoolofmusic



Alex McCulloch - Drums/School Of Rock (Oamaru)

Our drum tutor Alex has been playing since he was not much more than an infant.  He has alot of success and experience in bands.    Alex was a member of Kudos (TBSOM School of Rock Band) & he is now seen performing aroundin Oamaru on a regular basis.  He is a current member of 'Sons of Grant'.

Joe Martin - Guitar/Drums/School Of Rock (Oamaru)

Joe is a milti-instrumentalist who has a unique adaptability on stage and off.  He has alot of success and experience in bands.  As member of Kudos (TBSOM School of Rock Band) & Guitar/Vocal student Joe developed fast and is seen performing in Oamaru on a regular basis.  He is a current member of 'Sons of Grant'.

Meghan McCorcindale - Dance/Drama/Musical Theatre (Oamaru)

Meghan has been performing since a young age & started her time at the school as a Vocal student and quickly advanced in an Intern position in our Dance department.  She is now our Dance tutor and can be seen performing around Oamaru in Theatre restaurants and shows for Musical Theatre Oamaru.   

Grace Ballantyne - Drama Intern

Grace has been studying Drama since she was in primary school & Sing/Performance with TBSOM 3 years.  She is also a member of our current School of Rock Band 'Fully Charged'.  Grace is evidence that our programs create stars and opportunities.

Bianca Roger - Drama Intern & JNR Dance/Ukulele Tutor

Bianca has also been studying Drama since a young age & studies Vocals & Ukulele at the school.   She is also a member of our current School of Rock Band 'Fully Charged'.   Bianca is evidence that our programs create stars and opportunities.


Postal address 

44 Lune street

South Hill


The OTAGO Campus is located at 

17 Itchen st, Oamaru.

CEO - JAE BEDFORD- [email protected]

Phone- 027 418 2136

All Dance & Performing Arts inquieries 

CFO - MIRIAM BEDFORD -  [email protected]

Phone-  027 427 2145

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