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Daphne Payne Lewis

Singing Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching

  • Qualifications: Performance credentials and experience as listed
  • Pricing: on request
  • Styles: Classical / Opera/ Musical Theatre/ Contemporary
  • Suitability: Adults / children / beginners /professionals


Well known NewZealand born and New York trained singer/actress, Daphne Payne Lewis now living and teaching singing in Auckland.
She has performed throughout the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in Opera, Musicals Theatre, Concerts, (including touring with NY Metropolitan Opera treading tenor), Recitals, TV, radio.

Among the company’s, Orchestra’s and venues I have performed include the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society of NY, NY State Opera, Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, Sacramento Summer Theatre, NY Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Centre Washington DC, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion LA, Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA with one women shows at various hotels and clubs, including the Ritz Carlton and Hilton.

Teaching Info

I have had vast experience as a professional singer/voice coach/ teacher for over 35 years.
I was fortunate to work with top singing teachers/voice coaches, Broadway conductor’s as well as repeteteurs from the Metropolitan Opera, and the Munich Opera.

In my singing lessons I teach breathing and technique to produce correct voice production in all genres. It is very important to build confidence in a student and in my experience I feel that is one of my strongest assets, along with the fact that having been a professional singer and performer/actor myself, I am able to demonstrate what I am trying to get across to the student. My belief is that personal experience in singing and performing is essential to teaching singing or coaching.