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Sonja Whitehouse

Sonja Whitehouse

Dargaville, Kaipara

Piano Lessons | Choirs, Singing Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Online Lessons, Posture for Singers and Instrumentalists

  • Qualifications: BMus Degree, AIRMTNZ
  • Pricing: $25 per half hour
  • Styles: Classical
  • Suitability: All ages and levels.


I graduated with distinction with a Bachelor’s degree in Music at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2008. I have done extensive work as a vocal coach for various choirs in South Africa, as well as doing private teaching from my home studio and itinerant teaching at a local school.

I am an associate member of the Institute for Registered Music Teachers in New Zealand (IRMTNZ), and I released an Christian music album in 2018, under the artist name Earthen Vessels.

I am currently working towards my FTCL in singing.


Teaching Info

At Maestro Music we believe that anyone can be taught how to sing, and when you have a solid technique, you can sing anything.

The voice can only be free and resonant when both the posture and breathing technique is correct. Lessons, therefore, incorporate the Alexander technique as it applies to singing posture and we spend time establishing a healthy breathing technique at the beginning of each lesson. I believe that healthy, well-supported singing has to be the basis of all styles in order to promote vocal longevity.
Areas I focus on include posture, breath control and support, articulation, resonance, range extension and projection.
I can also help you to prepare for exams or concerts if you wish.

As far as piano is concerned, I aim to help my students establish the right technique right from the start. I teach my students to read music as soon as they are ready for it. I taylor my lessons to suit your personality and preferences, although, as a Christian, I do not teach pop music.


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