Lessons & Fees
I have a classically trained background and, besides Western Art Music, I also teach Music Theatre, Folk and Pop/Contemporary styles. I believe students need to be at least 8 or 9 years of age to be ready for formal singing lessons. I work with students entering Eisteddfods and Festivals, sitting AMEB exams, preparing for auditions and students sitting ATAR exams. I’ve also been an examiner for the SCSA practical exams and have taught in high schools for the past 14 years. In addition, I love teaching older singers who are performing in community choirs and want to get the most from their voices.
I take piano students from 6 years and over. I can prepare students for Eisteddfods and AMEB exams, but am also happy to work with those who want to study piano just for fun. Students get to play my baby grand piano and see the inner workings of this lovely instrument. We play a variety of styles of music and include duets, to help develop ensemble skills. Learning piano is a great way to learn how to read and write music and is a wonderful addition to singing lessons.
Theory is taught as we go, however older students can benefit from exclusive music theory studies and sitting AMEB theory exams. This does require additional lesson time.
Professional Development for Teachers
Many classroom teachers have difficulty with vocal health. Spending time with a singing teacher can help you avoid laryngitis caused by incorrect use of the voice. I have many years experience teaching primary classroom music and can assist with ideas to help teachers who have been asked to fill the role of “Music Specialist”. These sessions may be tax-deductible (check with your tax accountant).
$40 per half hour. Fees are usually paid in advance each term. 45 minute or hour-long lessons can be arranged, especially when students are preparing for exams or auditions.