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IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE TO LEARN HOW TO SING
ALL STYLES: CLASSICAL - CONTEMPORARY
BEGINNERS - ADVANCED
DURING YOUR VOCAL LESSONS YOU WILL BE TAUGHT:A healthy basic Singing Technique
WHERE: Level 1, 590 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141
WHEN: Monday - Friday, 9am to 7pm
COST: current rates, bookings: Call our office 0467 567 566
STUDENTS Current and Former
ANNIKA TREGONNING, HEAD TEACHER, Academy of Singing Melbourne
Head teacher Annika Tregonning is an experienced singer, musician and vocal coach. Annika has trained for twenty years in the art of singing, at the Victorian College of the Arts and with international opera stars Suzanne Johnston, Monique Brynnel and Jon Weaving. Annika performs and teaches all styles of singing from contemporary to classical music and has a deep knowledge of how to use the voice for each style.
Annika has performed in solo recitals, operas, operetta, music festivals, productions, events, albums, film scores and commercials. Annika is a passionate and supportive teacher whose enjoys bringing out the best in all her students. Annika is also a trained massage therapist and she uses this body knowledge to help singers wholistically release their voice to its fullest potential. Annika is also deeply interested in performance psychology and how to best mentally prepare for competitions, performances and auditions.
Recently Annika co-wrote and performed on the short film score, ‘A Fairytale Life’ with Brad Buenen for Audacious Dreaming, which premiered at the Davis Feminist Film Festival in Los Angeles and next will be performing a solo voice recital in early 2014.
JESSICA ARMSTRONG, Teacher, Academy of Singing MelbourneJessica graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. Whilst at the Victorian College of the Arts Jessica appeared as Francesca in West Side Story, Jeanne in excerpts from Hair and Judy Garland in The Boy from Oz. In her final year of study, Jessica was a soloist in a master class with the legendary Jason Robert Brown.
Jessica made her professional debut last year in The Production Company’s CHESS directed by acclaimed director Gale Edwards. The show was recently awarded 7 Green Room awards including Best Musical.
Jessica has over twelve years of vocal training and also holds an Associate of Trinity College London Teaching Diploma in both Music Theatre, Speech and Drama. As a teacher, Jessica likes to integrate vocal and performance techniques. She is a fantastic motivator and sees a lot of progress in her students work as they become more confident and skilled in their singing and performance ability.
JOEL PARNIS, Teacher, Academy of Singing Melbourne
Joel is 2010 Music Theatre graduate from Ballarat Arts Academy.
In 2011 he worked at Universal Studios Singapore, playing the Phantom of the Opera in their MONSTER ROCK musical revue show. Upon returning to Melbourne, Joel has been seen in productions by the Australian Shakespeare Company, and in the Ensembles of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, CHESS - THE MUSICAL and as the Springtime Tenor in THE PRODUCERS for the Production Company.
Other credits include: CINDERELLA (Promac Productions), The Aussie Boys (Barry Ball Artists, Miami) and for Magnormos; Gene Clark in FLOWERCHILDREN at the Comedy Theatre, and GODSPELL for the Stephen Schwartz Triptych performed before Stephen Schwartz himself. Joel is an original and current cast member of GOLDEN OLDIES, touring nationally and in 2014 will appear in Cameron Mackintosh's 25th Anniversary Production of LES MISÉRABLES.
CHRISTELISE DE GRAAF, Teacher, Academy of Singing Melbourne
Christelise de Graaf completed a Bachelor of Music Performance, specialising in classical voice, at Monash University in 2012, under the esteemed guidance of Roxane Hislop. During her studies, Christelise performed for some of the leading figures of the Australian operatic world. In 2012, she performed the lead role of Helen in Hindemith's one act opera 'Hin und Zuruck' under the guidance of Dobbs Franks. In 2014, she has been engaged with the Savoy Opera Company as a principal artist in their productions of Utopia Ltd. and Ruddigore. Christelise has studied and performed in Europe at Summer Academies in Salzburg and Hungary, and also at various recitals and functions in Melbourne. Whilst classical singing is her predominant focus at this time, she has a great love for all styles of music and has experience in performance of jazz and contemporary repertoire also.
Christelise is an encouraging and postivie teacher and believes that every person has the ability to sing. 'I teach my students to become confident and expressive singers who have been grounded in a healthy technique. Our ongoing work on breathing, posture, intonation and tone quality create a strong foundation, which enables my students to sing with a free and healthy voice. Additionally, I work on "unlocking" the character, emotion and meaning in music, allowing students to revel in the exciting dramatic aspect of singing and performance. In all of this, I work towards developing the individual and natural voices of my students.'
ELOISE MARTYN, Teacher, Academy of Singing Melbourne
Originally from Tasmania, Eloise is a graduate of the 2012 SHOWFIT Musical Theatre course.
Whilst training Eloise played Voice 2 in Under Milk Wood and Mary in The Silver Donkey written & directed by Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank. Her final year showcase was performed at The Malthouse Theatre under the direction of Terence O’Connel.
Prior to undertaking her course Eloise has worked with Exit Left Productions many time. Those productions include roles in Annie, High School Musical, Spring Awakening and Born This Way for Festival of Voices.
Corporate work includes performing at AON Platinum Club, Festival of Broadway, Pride of Australia Awards, Myer Carols by the Bay & GM Production Company Launch.
Most recently Eloise was a semi-finalist in the 2013 Rob Guest Endowment Award, a soloist in the New Voices Concert at Chapel Off Chapel (Melb) and performed in her self-devised cabaret show Confessions of A Golden Child directed by Sara Grenfell.
Eloise is thrilled to be back working with ExitLeft Productions playing the role of Pilar in Legally Blonde.
Monique Brynnel & Erland Hagegård
International singing duo Monique Brynnel & Erland Hagegård performing popular musical entertainment and singalongs. Please go to the website for WE 2 schedule and information.
If you are a beginner - of any age - who has never sung before and is too scared to start, or a singer who is dissatisfied with your ability, we are delighted and able to assist you reaching your goal. Parents with interested children are more than welcome to attend first lessons.
As well as providing lessons for beginners to advanced, we can also help you with exam and audition preparation so that you hit the perfect note when it counts. We offer lessons in all styles of music from classical to contemporary in Melbourne and in Sydney.
OUR STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM IN MELBOURNE AND TO BE REPRESENTED BY OUR AGENCY UMPA.
PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE www.singinglessons.com.au FOR ALL INFORMATION.