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Duncan Bouwer

Duncan Bouwer


Singing Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Qualifications: BMA(Hons), Ma(Mus), Gr8 Singing (RockSchool), Gr 5 Theory (Trinity)
  • Pricing: $30/Half hour
  • Styles: All Styles
  • Suitability: Intermediate School to Adult


Duncan has taught singing since 1991. Trained as opera singer (Joyce Barker, Wits University, SA and Wayne Long, Principal Baritone and Vocal Coach, CAPAB Opera Company, SA), he further spent 10 years leading worship in a contemporary christian church. In South Africa he owned and managed a music school where he also taught Vocals, preparing students for RockSchool exams and Eisteddfods, as well as the annual showcase. Currently Duncan teaches for the Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme, traveling to 8 schools to prepare students for NCEA exams where he also coaches several small groups and choirs. Having been a professional performer in South Africa (Opera and Musical Theater), Duncan specialises in performance and projection, as required for musical Theater.

Teaching Info

Well, Covid-19 has changed our world, yet, it will presumably (hopefully) continue after this nightmare ends. In the meantime, people still want to improve their singing, and to that end I provide ONLINE SINGING LESSONS . If this interests you, please contact me to discuss options. Since we are not limited by geography, the world is literally our oyster. Stay safe!!

First Lesson Lesson is free. If your recommendation leads to a new signup, you get a free lesson.

Lessons starts with a set of 5 exercises specifically designed to achieve the mastery of a very reliable technique, which will enable the student to sing with confidence under even very trying circumstances. The exercises are emailed to students to warm up with at home.

This is followed by coaching using songs of the appropriate genre for the student.  The student is encouraged to sing with a microphone from the start. Recording are often made for self-evaluation by the student and instruction by the teacher.

A timer is set at the start of the lesson to ensure that the student gets their full lesson time, and the teacher doesn’t waste time with subjects not relevant to the instruction.

The student will be taught how to practise effectively.

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