Modern teaching techniques utilise a number of vocal elements. By putting together these elements in different combinations, you can achieve any sound from jazz to opera, rock to musical theatre. Included in these techniques is the use of Belting such as in Music Theatre. I use these techniques to equip students with a range of tools to help them achieve their unique sound and style. Good technique is not limited to style and can be applied to any genre.
Originally from Taranaki, I completed my Diploma of Teaching before moving to Australia where I gained an Associate Diploma in Creative Ministries with a music major.
I began teaching singing in 1994 in Sydney, Australia and spent 10 years there raising a family and juggling teaching and some tertiary level lecturing. During this time I completed some training in the Jo Estill technique. I then moved to the Queensland Outback with my family and continued teaching, taking choirs, performing and running a school instrumental programme.
In 2011 I had a change and opened up a vintage teashop for a couple of years before returning to NZ. Since being back I have performed in New Plymouth Operatic Society productions including the lead role of Donna in Mamma Mia.
I always look forward to releasing potential within my students and I get such a sense of joy as I see them progress.