- Master of Classical Singing (2016)
I teach students in my Home Teacher Studio,
I travel to student's homes around my area to teach,
I teach lessons from my own studio online via our easy to use skype connection, so students have the convenience of playing their own instrument, in their own home.
Singing– Beginner to Advanced
Piano – Beginners
Contemporary, Classical, Folk
Preschool ( 3- 5 years)
Juniors (5-12 years)
Teens (13-19 years)
Adults (19 +)
I have a current Police Check or equivalent
I have taught adults and children to develop their voice, and sing in different languages. I am experienced at teaching good pronunciation while singing.
I have sung with pianists, orchestras, and bands.
Everyone can sing if shown how, and if taught how the voice works.
I am creative in my teaching method. I tailor it to my student, because I am able to put myself in my student’s shoes, and then I work out what it is the student needs to get from point A to point B. I show how things are done, with my own voice, and I say what one needs to do. I describe what needs to change, and suggest imagery in order to shape the desired outcome. I use repetition, and feedback. I do not just skimp over the exercises. I am very focused. I pay attention to the whole body in singing, and give feedback and suggestions as to what needs to be adjusted to make a difference. In teaching songs I cover rhythm, pitch and diction, as it needs to be articulated for the particular piece. I teaching piano, I pay attention to posture, hand and wrist position, and encourage repetition. My communication skills are such that I can explain things clearly until the student understands it. I have a psychology background, which helps in task analysis, interaction, empathizing and communicating. I can teach more than just voice coaching or basic piano playing – I infuse the process with meaning and fun, that is the creative aspect of my teaching.
Music makes life more worthwhile. I have been singing since age 8, and I would love to contribute with my skills and passion for singing.
I have intricate and unique understating of the process of singing and making music, and would love to impart that to the benefit of others. I would like to see others get to a point of proficiency where they are having fun with singing and playing music.
I like Verdi and his operas like Traviata. I like musicals by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Gilbert and Sullivan, I like Luciano Pavarotti and his Italian songs, like O Sole Mio, also Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Celine Dion, Placido Domingo, Barbara Streisand, Anne Murray, John Farnham, Gypsy Kings, also Bulgarian Folk music.