Singing Voice Specialist
Looking to enquire about vocal lessons with an experienced and qualified teacher? Then look no further!
I am a practised vocal coach graduating with High Distinction from the Australian Institute of Music teaching a variety of musical styles including Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theatre. Lessons in piano, harmony and aural skills are also available. Having completed the internationally respected Estill vocal training course I hold a deep understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and acoustics of voice production.
With a focus on technique, vocal health and developing confidence, I will help you discover and unlock your voice and own unique style. Let’s have fun expanding your musical knowledge, practical experience and explore new and challenging repertoire!
Students will develop:
Correct breath management
Proper posture and alignment
Engaging core and vocal support
Creating and placing resonance
Creating colour and interest with tone and vocal onsets
Singing in harmony exploring improvisation.
What do lessons look like?
Lessons are tailored to the individual needs and goals of the student, however; within a 30 (and 60) minute period lessons are generally structured as follows:
5 Minutes: Discussing vocal goals, singing history and understanding vocal ability.
15 Minutes: Vocal warm ups and begin to learn appropriate vocal exercises for at home practice and ongoing development.
Warm ups and Exercises
10 Minutes: Students will sing a song of their choice or my choosing, which will work in partnership with vocal needs.
Why do you sing?
Reasons to get singing lessons:
You love singing and have always been interested in lessons
You want to jump in and get better at a skill
Develop vocal technique and understand vocal anatomy
Discover unique style and sound
Preparing for a recording
Starting a band
Improve ear training and be able to identify and hear pitches better
Understand music theory, what it means and how it works
Create interesting arrangements and workshop repertoire
Tapping into creativity and unlocking artistic expression
Stage presence and live performance
Building confidence and overcoming performance anxieties
AMEB/HSC/Tertiary Assessment repertoire and performance prep
Self care, growth and personal development
No matter what your reason is for getting singing lessons, we will work together and create a specific and individualised plan to help steer you towards your vocal goals.
I've loved having singing lessons with Stef - they're always engaging, rewarding and fun. I can see how far my voice has come in such a short space of time, improving my singing ability and my confidence a huge amount! She has an incredible understanding of singing and explains everything in a very clear and accessible way.
Acoustic and Fingerstyle Guitar
Adrian is a professional guitarist with over a decade of experience specialising in acoustic fingerstyle, having completed his undergraduate studies Adrian holds a Bachelor of Music from The Australian Institute of Music.
With skills in transcription and software notation Adrian has worked as a transcriber for several large scale online artists including Josephine Alexandra (1.8 Million subs) and Guus Music (330,000 subs).
Adrian takes direct influence from artists such as Antoine Dufour, Andy McKee, Mike Dawes, Hiromi Uehara and Chon.
Returning from recording at Studio301, Adrian has released his latest fingerstyle single 'Seafarer', offering mellow rollicking vibes shot by the expansive sea cliffs of the Northern Illawarra.
Benefits of Music
Learning music is having a skill for life, studies* have shown that those who engage in music creation have a higher range of cognitive development, here's a closer look at the benefits gained from musical engagement at the studio and how they translate in life.
* (Butzlaff, 2000) (Thompson et al., 2006) (Wilson, Prior 2006)
Music is like a brain workout! It strengthens spatial-temporal skills helping students solve multi-step problems in math, art, and more.
Musical activities put sensory and motor skills to work in unique ways that stimulate neurological growth.
Composing, performing and enjoying music helps develop vocabulary and close gaps in language development.
Musical activities support the building of close relationships, collaborative endeavours bond people and foster connection.
Music engagement and play creates a space for students to celebrate their multi- faceted personalities and unique identities.