Contact the New Zealand Singing School Trust:

For media enquiries:

info@singingschool.org.nz

Helen Walker – 027 4511 449

Enrolment or other enquiries

info@singingschool.org.nz
PO Box 7396
Taradale
Napier 4141

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THE NZ SINGING SCHOOL TRUST

The New Zealand Singing School is run by the NZ Singing School Trust. The Trustees are passionate and tireless volunteers who share the same powerful vision for creating confident and successful singers and performers. They bring a wealth and breadth of experience in singing, performing, music and business that is unparalleled in this arena. As well as running the Trust, most of the Trustees will also be found in crucial roles during the day-to-day function of each school.

Read about the history of the New Zealand Singing School here:
OUR HISTORY

CHAIRMAN – HELEN WALKER QSM
A singer, performer and then President of the Waipawa Musical and Dramatic Club for 25 years, Helen has been part of the Trust since 2010.  Helen is an experienced business woman and director for other organisations.

DAVID TRIM

David is a business coach and has been coaching New Zealand business owners and corporate managers for over 15 years. He is also a Trustee on several charitable trusts and is manager of very popular Christmas at the Park in Hawke’s Bay.

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN – LESLEY CARTHEW

Lesley has had a long involvement in musical theatre with Napier Operatic and is a past president of Musical Theatre New Zealand. She is a financial advisor in Napier and sings with the Waiapu Cathedral Choir.

MARK OLDERSHAW

As a musician, Mark is an experienced musical director, conductor, music adjudicator and tutor.  He is currently acting Chief Executive of the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT).

DIANNE ABRAHAM

Previously Chairman of Opera Hawke’s Bay, Dianne has extensive stage experience performing as a soloist.  She also teaches singing privately and as an itinerant singing teacher.  She has her own human relations consultancy.

JILL TOBIN

A founding member, administrator and Chairman at various times, Jill has returned to the Singing School Trust in 2019 after a short break.  She has been involved in an organisational and advisory capacity with the operation of the schools since the beginning.  Jill is a singing tutor and is passionate about the longevity of the school that gives so much confidence to young singers.