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Helene Holman

Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons | Theory Lessons, Drama Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music majoring in Classical Performance Singing and a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Otago University. Postgraduate Certificate in Opera Studies with Waikato University. ATCL Speech and Drama with Trinity College London.
  • Pricing: $35-$76 Depending on the duration and number of students
  • Styles: Classical, Music Theatre, Pop
  • Suitability: All ages and stages


After completing a double degree in Performing Arts and Classical Music Performance at Otago University, Helene has relocated to Auckland to further pursue her passion for singing and performing. Her desire to perform, has led her to be involved in many plays, films, musicals, and operas including Pygmalion, The Birthday Party, Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Worst Band in the Universe, Almost Average, Charlottes Web, The Mikado, Le Nozze di Figaro, Take a Chance on Me, La Traviata and The Medium to name but a few. She has loved working with companies all of New Zealand such as Opera Otago, New Zealand Opera, Opera Factory and Operatunity.

She has taught singing, piano and drama on and off again for the last few years and is excited to continuing teaching here in Auckland. Whether it technically, emotionally or musically, Helene loves the creative process of learning and teaching. Her passion for meeting new people and performing is evident in her energy on and off the stage and through her outgoing goofy personality.

Some of Helene’s other achievements include:

Postgraduate Certificate in Opera Studies at Waikato University.
ATCL Speech and Drama with Distinction- Trinity College London.
Grade 8 Performance Singing – The Royal Schools of Music.
Grade 5 Music Theory with Distinction – Trinity College London.
NZQA Scholarship in 2008 in Drama and achieved an excellence accreditation in NZQA Level 3 solo voice performance.

Teaching Info

Musical styles taught are Musical theatre, Opera, Classical, and Popular music. Audition techniques and exam preparation for actors and singers are also available.

Lessons are tailored to suit each individual, below are some of the aspects that can be covered in lessons:

Music Theory
Beginner – Intermediate Piano Lessons
Improving ones Self Confidence
Audition and Performance/Exam Preparation
Breath control
Resonance and Projection
Interpretation, expression & artistry
Trinity College Grades & Diploma Preparation for Speech and Drama
Acting & Improvisational Techniques
Practice and Support with Public Speeches/Presentations

Students have the option to participate in singing competitions and both singing and drama exams.