Coventry Street, South Melbourne VIC, Australia
Singing Lessons | Artist development, Theory Lessons, Drama Lessons, VCE Music Exam Preparation, Skype Lessons
- Qualifications: MMus (Songwriting) Bath Spa University, BFA (Drama) VCA, Ad Dip Music (Performance) BHI
- Styles: Music theatre, pop/rock, jazz
- Suitability: 16+
“Thank you for helping shape me into the performer, but more importantly, the man I am today.” Rob Mills
After graduating from VCA Drama, I spent 15 years on London’s West End and touring the UK in roles including Charity Barnum in Barnum, Rose in Aspects of Love and Edith in Pirates of Penzance. I was concurrently Head of Singing at Rose Bruford College on the honours degrees in Acting and Actor/Musicianship.
On returning to Australia, I toured the country in the Malthouse Theatre’s evocative production Minefields and Miniskirts. I enjoyed playing the dodgy mayor of Erinsborough in Neighbours, almost as much as shooting a Powerball ad in the Caribbean.
I have taught on all the major vocational courses in Melbourne:
Victorian College of the Arts BFA (Music Theatre)
Melbourne University MMus (Performance Teaching)
Federation University BPA (Music Theatre)
Box Hill Institute BMus (Performance)
Associated Studios Australia British Diploma Music Theatre
Transit Dance Performing Arts Pre Professional
Patrick Studios Australia Diploma (Music Theatre)
And in London:
Rose Bruford College BA (Hons) in Acting and Actor Musicianship
Goldsmiths College BMus (Pop/Jazz)
Guildford School of Acting BA (Hons) Music Theatre
I work privately with a wide range of clients: from young and mature beginners to professionals to clients in rehabilitation after surgery (as recommended by Debbie Phyland of Voice Medicine Australia). I trained some well known artists ‘crossing over’ into musicals: Katrina Leskanich, lead singer of Katrina and the Waves (Walking on Sunshine), Michala Banas for her Helpmann award-winning roles in Avenue Q, and I still work with Rob Mills since helping keep him vocally fit during Wicked.
Are you a singer in the ensemble wanting to get that role?
Are you a dancer and need to be stronger vocally to work in musicals?
Are you a professional preparing your own song, 4 of theirs, plus sides?!
Are you wanting to audition for VCA, WAAPA, NIDA?
Are you a musical director wanting to better understand the voice?
Are you wanting to rebuild your voice after vocal trauma/surgery?
Are you looking to learn in a supportive environment?
Let’s do this!