Tutor

"I believe that anybody can improve their singing, and I am experienced and skilled to help you achieve this goal. A simple technique, introduced in a fun way, with immediate results, is my trade mark. Years in music theatre enables me to translate my experience into better projection, and great performance in our students."

Duncan Bouwer - BMA (Commercial Music) MA (Music)

Duncan is a vocal coach of some 30 years experience (see testimonials here). Trained as Opera singer with Joyce Barker and then later with Wayne Long (Resident Vocal Coach and principal baritone at CAPAB Opera). He performed professionally between 1983 and 1993, singing leads in opera and musicals for all the performing arts boards. See his full performance CV here.

Duncan started teaching in 1991 and has seen hundreds of students improve their vocal skills over the years. Currently Duncan also teaches for the Waikato Itinerant Music Scheme, traveling to 8 schools all over the Waikato to prepare students for NCEA exams where he also coaches several small groups and choirs.

Duncan holds a first class Honours in Commercial Music and a Masters in Music (distinction-WINTEC) and is most of the way through completing a graduate diploma in Education at the University of Waikato. He has completed Gr. 8 in the RockSchool vocals curriculum (merit) and Gr 5. music theory (Trinity-Merit).