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Singing for Non Singers

January 16 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Date & Time
Saturday 16 January

Early Bird: $90.00 (Ends 31 December)
Full Price: $100.00 (From 1 January)

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton, NZ

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Do you break out in a cold sweat at the thought of having to sing Happy Birthday or the National Anthem in public?

Singing for Non-Singers is a fun, friendly and judgement free workshop for people who have always wanted to sing, but feel too inhibited to try.

Perhaps it started when someone in primary school made a teasing comment of “you’re tone deaf”, or a busy teacher told you to stand at the back of the choir and “just mouth the words”. No matter where that inner voice came from, the result is tens of thousands of people in New Zealand who have given up on making music because of a false belief.

It’s time to do something for yourself and change your relationship with your voice.

“Everyone has a beautiful voice… you just need to learn how to use it!” – Jo Estill

Yes, tone deafness is a real medical condition – but it is much, much more rare than most people think. In the workshop we demonstrate the difference between being tone deaf and simply lacking confidence in matching pitch (which is a much more common and easily improved challenge).

We explore three key skill sets for singing without fear:

  1. Hearing and matching pitch – so that you know you are singing in tune.
  2. Vocal production – getting the sounds in your head out into the world, strategies for range, volume and tone.
  3. Confidence and Mindset – learning to see yourself as a singer, building confidence through experience of success, practice strategies and myth busting

All you need to bring are your questions and a positive attitude.

No one will be required to sing on their own, or be put in any kind of embarrassing or stressful situation. There will be an opportunity for a live workshop in front of the group for any volunteers who would like to take this opportunity at the end of the workshop, but this is completely voluntary.


Academy of Performing Arts, Gate 1, Knighton Rd
Hamilton, Waikato 3216 New Zealand
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Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Feedback from previous Singing for Non Singers participants

Hi Scot, thank you for the wonderful singing lesson last Sunday. I do believe I can sing. I get around the house singing all the time now.


Hi Scot

Just want to tell you how much I enjoyed the workshop on Sunday! It was so much fun, exciting and affirming.

I have to say I was so excited about it that I sang all the way home! and then at church in the evening I opened my mouth and sound DID come out!

Whoever I talk to about your workshop wished that they had gone too! So if you want to do another workshop some time you’ll fill it quickly too.

You have such a gift and are an amazing teacher.

And your partner Kimmy is beautiful and very special too.


Hi Scot 

I attended the 11.00-2.00 workshop on Sunday and want to thank you so much for your commitment of time and energy. I was very nervous but felt immediately at ease with you and thoroughly enjoyed the day, having lots of fun and gaining confidence to try to sing. 

You are a wonderful teacher!


Many thanks Scot for Sunday workshop. I really enjoyed the time I spent with you. I will certainly be going to the Phantom of the Opera to see you!

What is the name of the female choir that is looking for new members?


Hi Scot,

Just wanted to thank you again for such an awesome time.

My Nan and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun, we learned a lot, and you could really tell how passionate you are about music.