I began my studies at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne), and upon graduation was offered a place on the National Academy of Music's inaugural Advanced Performance Programme. During that year, I was very fortunate to win prizes in several large singing competitions, which enabled me to move to London and accept a full scholarship to the two year Graduate Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I was then offered a place at the National Opera Studio, where I was sponsored by the Friends of Covent Garden.
Additional studies have taken me to the Bayreuth Festival, the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), The Samling Institute, The International Vocal Arts Institute, Fondation Royaumont and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (Aldeburgh).
My teaching methodology is informed by the extraordinary voice teachers that I have had over the years, combined with everything that I have learnt on the job in (almost) 20 years of singing in large theatres and concert halls around the world. Having the good fortune to navigate a broad repertoire means that my focus is always on efficiency and fluidity of function. There is no one-size-fits-all way of teaching vocal technique, but with an emphasis on the foundations of healthy vocal production; breath and efficient articulation, any instrument can be helped to reach its full potential.
I teach both male and female students in person and online via Zoom from my studio in Farnborough (Hampshire) or wherever I happen to be in the world. My students are generally Conservatoire Graduates in the first stages of their professional career. I can also help with role preparation, repertoire selection, etc.
I am a fully certified Vocal Health First Aider (Voice Care Centre London).
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