“To know the result before you act is the “golden rule” of singing. When your tone emerges from silence into sound without effort, focused yet free, with sufficient energy to release, or restrain, back of it, you are one of the greatest singers.” – G. B. Lamperti
Who I teach
I teach anyone who has passion, commitment and dedication to learn and develop. Whether you’re a professional singer or are just at the beginning of your singing journey, I can help. I am more than just a teacher with strong technical knowledge and a deep interest in vocal function, but also understand the emotional aspect of singing and the importance of being vulnerable. My aim is to bring the best out of every student, recognising that singing is very scary for many. I create a safe and fun environment where students feel comfortable to express themselves creatively and take chances.
I don’t just work with singers but also work with professional speakers or anyone that wants to build a stronger more powerful speaking voice.
Although the vocal technique lends itself to help singers get the best out of any genre, my passion really lies in contemporary pop, rock and soul. All I ask of my students is they commit to giving their all in the lesson and put some time aside between lessons to practice (I will always give you a recording of your lesson to help guide your practice).
What I teach
The goal is to train voices to sing with ease and freedom. When the voice is free of tension and tightness that’s when the magic happens and the whole vocal range from bottom to top becomes accessible with power and flexibility. Furthermore it helps to improve a singer’s expansion of their range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice.
I’m currently a certified Level 3 Instructor with the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA). Prior to this I spent 5 years studying the Speech Level Singing technique used by over 120 Grammy winners including Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Kelly Clarkson and Stevie Wonder to name just a few.
I love to learn and find the more I learn about the voice the more I realise I don’t know. I go through a rigorous process to remain certified each year and am annually tested. I also regularly attend both national and international voice workshops and conferences. I have grade 5 in music theory from the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and a solid grounding in piano. I am also a member of the Australian Voice Association.
The Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA) has been founded by a group of world class teachers of singing who have over 100 years of combined experience training singers and teachers of singing. The founding members have dedicated themselves to learning the best method for training the voice, and to pass this knowledge on to others. They continue to teach many professional musicians across different genres from Broadway to pop/rock bands.