I am very passionate about teaching singing, so if you love to sing and would like to learn more, please read on to find out more about what I offer as a voice teacher.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN LESSONS
You will learn how to achieve the sound you want, using contemporary singing techniques, from a highly qualified and experienced contemporary voice teacher.
You will acquire the tools to not only sound amazing, but to build and sustain a healthy, reliable voice, that will get you through gig, after gig, after gig.
You will learn some basic vocal anatomy, and how to use this knowledge to develop your singing. I have studied extensively in this field, and am constantly keeping up with new information, so that my teaching is based solidly in voice science and vocal pedagogy.
Your first lesson will include a vocal assessment, where I will work with you to determine the strengths and weaknesses within your singing, discuss any vocal health issues, and make a plan to help you achieve your singing goals.
Every singer is different, so lessons will be tailored to your individual learning style and singing goals, and you will work on music that you love – one size definitely does not fit all!
You will learn how to warm up and exercise your voice well, and how to practice effectively.
Singing is a full body skill, and as such lessons involve significant body work to help develop your singing. Drawing from knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as well as somatic techniques such as Body Mapping and Alexander Technique, I will work with you to help balance your body, allowing you to sing more freely and expressively.
Lessons run for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and weekly attendance is strongly recommended.
WHO I TEACH
I welcome all ages and experience levels into the studio. I currently teach students from absolute beginners to advanced professionals and everything in between.
Although I love teaching all ages, my specialty is working with older teenagers and adults.
I also have experience working with singers and professional voice users, such as school teachers, who have sustained vocal injury, and am very passionate about helping these students rehabilitate their voices and retrain their vocal technique to avoid the recurrence of these injuries. This work is always done in collaboration with a Speech and Language Pathologist and an ENT Specialist.
Many of my students have gone on to become professional musicians, singer/songwriters, musical theatre performers, actors and singing teachers. Students have also been accepted to tertiary music and musical theatre courses at the Queensland Conservatorium, NIDA Sydney, Queensland University of Technology, Southbank Institute of Tafe, and JMC Academy.
Singing is a very personal skill, and I believe it is essential that students ‘click’ with their singing teacher. As such, I will very happily recommend another qualified and experienced teacher to students who may require a different approach to my own.
MY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
I also hold a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Voice Performance from Queensland University of Technology.
I am an active member of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS), and the Australian Voice Association (AVA), and frequently attend workshops and conferences to update and extend my knowledge of the voice.
I have been teaching private voice lessons since 2008, and currently teach over 65 one-to-one lessons per week, including a number of undergraduate music students at JMC Academy.
My studio is located at Browning Street Studios, 17 Browning St, South Brisbane, Qld.
The studio is spacious, with a beautiful grand piano and quality sound equipment.
Learn more about the studios at the Browning Street Studios website.
Lessons are also available online, via zoom. Please get in touch if you would like more information about online lessons.
I currently teach in South Brisbane between approximately 12:00pm – 9:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I am currently very heavily booked, and have only minimal availability for new students. Please feel free to get in touch to enquire about availability, but unfortunately the majority of new enquiries cannot be accommodated. In this case, I am very happy to recommend another suitable teacher in the area who may be suitable for you.
Please visit my Contact page if you have any further questions, or to book in your first lesson!