Welcome to May + June Vocal Studio!
We are a Vocal Tuition and Wedding + Event Music Service run by Ruth McKenna, a singer and teacher based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Here at the studio, we have a passion for music. ‘May and June’ are the respective names of Ruth’s grandmothers, two women with a love of song who ensured their enthusiasm was passed down through the generations.
At a young age, Ruth picked up the guitar herself and began writing her own songs. These continue to be released under the alias ‘Naomi Ruth.’ Not willing to provide anything but the best, Ruth has also received professional training in Singing (Contemporary, Music Theatre, Opera) from formidable teachers including the Shore’s Clare Martin (BMus, PGDP) and Janice Webb (QSM, L.R.S.M, Adv.Dip.Tch), one of Auckland’s most respected voice teachers.
Ruth established Vocal Studio within her own community through playing at church functions and at the weddings of friends and family. She was also privileged with the opportunity to gain professional experience through organisations such as The Opera Factory.
May + June was established in 2019. The Vocal Studio is fueled by our love of music and ethos surrounding the importance of music at the moments where we share joy, celebrate love and enjoy friendships. In providing Vocal Tuition, building students’ confidence and technical ability is at the forefront of our training programs- voices must be built to be enjoyed! As an Entertainment Service, we delight in the opportunity to provide music for you on your big day, birthday or at any celebration you would like set to an acoustic playlist of your favourite tunes.