EDEN SPENCE instructor hd-line



  • Location

    Windsor Square

  • Current Work

    Composer/Recording Artist

  • Specialist In

    Guitar, Piano, Songwriting

  • Experience

    Tutor at School of Rock, Private Guitar/Songwriting Lessons

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Eden Iris is a recording artist/composer from New Zealand, described by many in her field as a ’true artist'. She first began her songwriting career at age fifteen, receiving sponsorship from the internationally acclaimed 'Laurie Williams’ guitar company. In New Zealand film, ‘Song of the Kauri’ (Mathurin Molgat, 2012) Eden was featured performing her original piece of music, ‘Boys’ n Berries’. The film was chosen to be in the official selection for six international film festivals and went on to receive an award of merit in the 2015 Accolade Competition, Los Angeles. Eden gained success at a national level in her late teens, receiving the SmokefreeRockquest National Women's Musicianship Award (2011), the Play it Strange Peace Song Award (2011), and placed as the winner in the Stand Up Stand Out Instrumental Competition (2012). She then made her way into the Final 13 contestant selection on New Zealand X Factor 2013, where the national exposure of her original music earned her considerable attention and respect as an up-and-coming songwriter. Eden has been praised by international artists that have had major commercial success such as Daniel Bedingfield (Brit Award, Best Male Artist, 2004) and Jordan Luck, Exponents (New Zealand Music Hall of Fame) - who called her “an artist working in a new space”. She was a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Adastra Scholarship from the Adastra Foundation, an organisation which 'provides financial and mentoring support to extraordinary young New Zealanders in their pursuit of excellence on the national and international stage’. Her debut EP 'Crying Birds', was released February 1st 2014 and was given a four-and-a-half star review by acclaimed music journalist Mike Alexander from the Sunday News. The EP received extended play on national television on the famous soap opera ‘Shortland Street’, and airplay on Kiwi Fm, B Fm, Four Live, and featured on The Edge, The Breeze, and Mai Fm. Eden has performed at SXSW Music Festival 2014, Austin, Texas, and at venues such as The House of Blues in Los Angeles where her management team is based.She has toured New Zealand several times, being the supporting artist for UK songwriter Nik Kershaw in late 2013, and has opened for “Lead Zeppelin’ at the Power Station Arena early 2014. She is signed to NZ publishing company Songbroker.



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