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Zara Ballara

Singing Lessons | Theory Lessons

  • Qualifications: PGDipGSMD London, M.MUs, B.MUS(Hons)VUW
  • Pricing: 1/2 Hr -$35 1 Hr- $70
  • Styles: Classical and Music Theatre
  • Suitability: 7+


Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Zara began her formal vocal studies with Mary Adams Taylor and then with Emily Mair at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She graduated in 1997 with a Masters Degree in performance and that same year left New Zealand for Britain. In 1998 Zara continued her Postgraduate studies at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama, London graduating in 2000. Also in 2000 she won the Maggie Teyte Prize. She has participated in master classes and coaching with Sir Colin Davis, Michael Lloyd, Rodger Vignoles, Sherrill Milnes, Brigette Fassbaender and Sarah Walker. She made her d├ębut at the Wigmore Hall in 2002 performing for The Company of Singers and Players Es Cantos recital. She has an extensive concert, opera and oratorio repertoire and has performed both in New Zealand and throughout Europe. She has worked as an itinerant and private singing teacher in London for the past 14 years and has now returned to live in Christchurch with her family.