KARISHMA THANAWALA WELLINGTON VOCAL TEACHER
Karishma is a Wellington local and comes from a community with a large passion for music! She is currently pursuing a double degree at Victoria University of Wellington. She has completed her Bachelor of Music with honours (Classical Voice) with the New Zealand School of Music, and almost completed her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).
Karishma sings a wide range of music styles including Classical, Opera, Musical Theatre, Pop, RnB, and Bollywood. Her passion for singing is evident through her involvement with Wellington's music community, and beyond. Notable performances include the lead soprano role in G&S’s Iolanthe; Diwali celebrations at Parliament; Porirua’s Waitangi Day celebrations; NZSM Opera Scenes; North Island tour with Brassquad; and Idhayam (a Carnatic Jazz fusion group). Karishma is also a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir; and Embellished (young woman’s barbershop/a capella chorus), who recently competed on the TV show 'The Naked Choir'.
Alongside singing, Karishma is apt in music theory, ukulele, keyboard, and recorder. Her creative teaching style builds student’s confidence and technique in a safe, fun environment. She gives her students the opportunity to learn what they want, while introducing them to new styles; expanding their musical knowledge and repertoire. No one student is the same, and Karishma believes in tailoring her teaching style to suit each student so their goals can be met in the most effective way. A student leaving with a smile is a job well done!