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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 MelbourneHead 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.
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.
JENNIFER REED, Teacher, Academy of Singing Melbourne
Jennifer is an experienced singer, actor, dancer and vocal coach. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre from the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) and a Certificate IV in Music Theatre at The Actors College of Theatre and Television.
Jennifer has trained as a vocalist for over ten years covering various styles such as modern, musical and classical voice. With her background in popular music, Jennifer has worked with artists such as Christine Anu, Eskimo Joe and has released her own recordings to international success in the past. She has been seen in various musicals including NINE, The Who's TOMMY, Assassins and Dusty: the original pop diva. She is also an avid writer and has produced two successful seasons of self devised cabarets across Melbourne.
Jennifer is also a trained dancer and actor. With this knowledge she incorporates body awareness and dramatic interpretation into her teaching style. As a teacher, her focus is heavily on technique and musicianship. She strives to make every student a confident and competent vocalist through her enthusiastic and friendly approach.
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.
BLAKE BOWDEN, Teacher, Academy of Singing Melbourne
Since graduating from The McDonald College of Performing Arts in Sydney, Blake has worked extensively on the musical theatre stage as a singer and actor. Most recently he won rave reviews as Lt. Cable in Opera Australia’s South Pacific which played at the Opera House in Sydney before going on a national tour of Australia.
Other credits include creating the role of Pat Matthews in the Cat Stevens musical Moonshadow at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, touring the country in Eamon Flack’s acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and as a principal soloist in the Australasian tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group.
Other professional credits include: West Side Story, Jekyll and Hide, Dirty Dancing, Cinderella, The Boy From Oz, The Sound of Rodgers, and Home and Away.
Blake also graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies and has been a vocal coach to some of the industries leading singers.
Blake was also the recipient of the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Award in 2011.
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.'
A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Prudence Holloway holds a bachelor of Music in Classical Voice (VCA), has completed postgraduate studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and more recently completed acting training at The Actors Pulse, graduating in the Meisner Technique.
Prudence is a highly skilled and consummate Singing Coach in Sydney with students gaining entry into prestigious educational institutions. She is also choral master/musical director for a choir that regularly performs at events around Sydney.
Her professional theatre credits include Bye Bye Birdie (Deborah-Sue) The Marriage of Figaro (Susanna), Godspell: Prepare Ye, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Tracey). Further career highlights include An Evening with Mozart in Melbourne and her one-woman cabaret show Art is calling for me at Bar Me in Sydney.
Prudence has performed in countless concerts, charity and corporate events both nationally and internationally. More recently she has been involved in productions including: Those the river keeps (Janice), As you like it (Rosalind) and Closer (Anna) at PGT.
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.