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Student Resources 

 This page gives students more information about the school, plus free learning resources to help you prepare.

- FAQ Fees & Costs  - Sleep & Eat

- Free Resource Sheets   - NZMEB Quals - Find a Teacher

potential! Passion!

All the elements of a great performer come together at Singing School NZ - Te Whananga Waiata.

This page give students lots of resource information to make their time at the school really rewarding.  

This page will be updated regularly with new information - or check the news page or your inbox for e-newsletters for breaking news!


Singing School fees are nearly all inclusive and pay for 10 days of your one-on-one masterclasses, ensemble classes, lectures, concert performances, transport, and includes a daily evening meal.  You can see a sample daily timetable here.

Full fee is $1850, and EARLYBIRD is $1650 until 1 November.  The deposit of $185 is to be paid when you submit your application - now open to 30 September 2022 - and the remainder of the fee by 14 November.  Please talk to us if you want to arrange regular payments to help your budget.


Other costs: students pay separately for your preferred accommodation, plus you'll need to buy breakfast, lunch and snacks.  Also you will need to organise your own transport to get here.  The airport and inter-city bus stop is about 20 minutes from EIT but it is on a city bus route if you are coming from Hastings or Napier, and there's plenty of vehicle parking.

There's a limited amount of a hardship subsidy available -  based on your teachers recommendation the Trust will consider along with your application.


Fees & other costs
Sleep & Eat

Where to sleep?

Yes, you'll need your sleep! 

Accommodation is an additional cost to budget for.

  • If you know of other students coming to the school and you have transport, why not share a B&B?

  • You can stay with family or friends in the area.

  • You can book into the comfortable shared hostel accommodation in Napier - cost TBA

What's to eat?

Singers get hungry - we know!

An evening meal is included in the full-time student fee but you'll need to budget for your breakfast (unless you're in the hostel where it's included in your fee), lunch and extra snacks to keep you going.

Affordable food will be available to buy at the EIT cafe (which has recently been revamped). Subway is over the road at the sports centre, a dairy is 5 minutes walk away.  There'll be a social BBQ night one evening.

Singers' Resources




The Singing School NZ is unable to provide any credits for students in terms of school or university qualifications. However the NZ Music Examinations Board provides a syllabus and examinations for singing and for musical theatre performance which can provide a worthwhile study course for young  performers. Find out more at



We're often asked about where to find singing lessons and teachers in New Zealand - we recommend you to search on NZ Music Teachers Online

Find a teacher

Meals -  Dinner is included in the fee but students must cater for their own breakfast and lunch.  Affordable, nourishing meals will be available from the EIT cafeteria at lunch and snack times.  There will be a shared BBQ fun night for everyone!

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