Singing teachers?! Have you seen a glimmer of talent in your little one? Do they enjoy putting on performances? Or are you trying to build up your child’s confidence? Whatever the reason, it's a great idea! Here's a list of Auckland’s top singing hubs, and because your child probably doesn’t go around the house singing Penny Lane, make sure you specify what kind of music they are interested in singing.
1. New Zealand School of Modern Music
Get in touch: 0800 696 874
The NZ School of Modern Music offers singing lessons to children 6 years plus, of any singing ability, from first-timers to the Beyoncé’s of this world. Lessons are $21 for a 20-minute one-on-one lesson or $29 for a 30-minute lesson. Teachers are located throughout Auckland.
2. Auckland Performing Arts Academy
Get in touch: 021 288 8310
Does your child love ‘Lion King the Musical’? Well, Hakuna Matata (it means "no worries") because APAA is designed specifically for children aged between 7 to 21 years, with a musical theatre focus. Located in Takapuna, this centre offers weekly training sessions in singing, dancing, and acting. These lessons build to a fully produced show at the end of every semester (half a year). Lessons are priced between $380 to $450 a semester.
Your little singer may even want to brave the busking world!
3. The Auckland Performing Arts Centre
Get in touch: 09 845 0295
The focus of TAPAC singing classes is to foster a love of singing in children aged 7 to 11, no matter what level of experience. TAPAC creates a healthy environment in which your child can participate in group singing, or even sing solo! Lessons are Monday 29th April to Monday 1st of July and are $200. TAPAC is located in Western Springs.
4. The Music Education Centre
Get in touch: 0800 89 39 39
With over 90 teachers and 1500 students each week, MEC has a lot of experience in the music department. The teaching team are located in the North Shore, Central, and West Auckland.
Singing in a choir gives children an amazing ear for harmonising.
Get in touch: 64 21 295 4480
Scroll through the list of experienced singing teachers and find the most suitable teacher for your little one! Scherzo offers singing lessons Auckland-wide and at different prices depending on your budget.
Get in touch: 09 534 2223
The core belief behind Forte is that anyone can sing! Located in Howick, Forte can help your child not only sound better, but reach their singing goals too (whatever they may be). 6 months or 16 years, it doesn’t matter, Forte have lessons for every child.
Article by Lauren Middleton, who has had many years of singing lessons, and regularly sings in the shower.