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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: 1 Yarra 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.
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.'DR IAN ANDREW, Teacher, Academy of Singing Melbourne
Ian Andrew is a teacher, performer, composer, pianist, musical director and lecturer with over twelve years experience in the performing arts. He completed a Ph.D in Music Studies (Composition) at the Elder Conservatorium while studying voice under the guidance of Opera Australia’s Peter Hopkins before moving to Melbourne and studying musical theatre at APO Arts Academy and voice with West-End performer Derek Taylor.
Ian is an active and passionate performer and musician and has performed principal roles in numerous operas and musicals in Victoria and interstate. He was twice a state finalist in the MBS Young Performer awards, was the recipient of the 2012 Arnold Matters Vocal Scholarship and was awarded ASME Young Composer of the Year for five consecutive years. He is also frequently engaged as a musical director and arranger for productions including operas, showcases and original cabarets, has appeared in several television commercials/programs and is a sought-after teacher and accompanist for auditions, examinations, recitals and performances with a vast knowledge of technique and repertoire across multiple genres including classical, jazz, music theatre and contemporary pop/rock. He teaches all ages and levels of experience from beginners to VCE/tertiary students to industry professionals and many of his students have gone on work professionally in the performing arts including roles in musicals such as Matilda and Kinky Boots as well as corporate and international cruise-ship contracts.
Ian also holds an Advanced Diploma of Languages (majoring in French) and is a qualified pilot and a registered app-developer. In 2015 he founded his own software company and is currently developing a series of interactive music-theory games due for release in early 2018.
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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.