MUSIC LESSONS - VOCAL

Most people think they can’t sing because they aren’t “naturally gifted”.  

It is true, some have more gifts than others, but singing is like walking. Almost everyone can walk if they try.

The voice is a muscle, and like any muscle in the body can grow and get stronger even into your 70’s when trained correctly. Most singers have no idea what their “true” vocal range is, and many resign themselves to “lower” vocal registers because they do not know how to access their upper register, another contributing factor is that due to “panicking” they quickly “squeeze off the air in the throat” which seriously impedes and inhibits range. 

There is a false idea that people are supposed to “sing without stress”. That would be like telling the athlete he is supposed to perform without stress. There will always be stress. It’s the management of stress and the overcoming of stress we condition for to keep us at our maximum. 

According to the operatic system of classification, there are six basic approximate voice types:

Soprano: the highest female voice.
Mezzo-soprano: a female voice between A below middle C and 2nd A above middle C.
Contralto: the lowest female voice. 
Tenor: the highest male voice.
Baritone: a male voice two Gs below middle C to F above middle C.
Bass: the lowest male voice.

To book in, or for extra information, please call us on (07) 3889 9400 or drop in and see us at 302 South Pine Road, Brendale.

Lelia- Maree Rider

Vocal: Available Friday and Saturday

Lelia-Maree has achieved the ATCL Singing Recital Diploma from Trinity College London. She loves singing all styles of songs from Musical Theatre to Contemporary and Commercial Music. Lelia-Maree loves teaching students the skills to achieve Musical theatre roles. Contemporary  and commercial music is also a style of singing Lelia-Maree teaches. She looks forward to teaching contemporary voice students voice projection so they can lead their next big music projects. Lelia-Maree influencers include Adele, Renee Flemming and Barbara Streisand. Lelia-Maree is an active member of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd and enjoys learning about contemporary and classical singing teaching techniques. Lelia-Maree sees every student as unique and works to foster their individual vocal talents and love of singing. 

Amelia Kase

Vocal, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano | Available - Monday & Thursday

Being in love with music her whole life and playing many different instruments including piano, guitar & ukulele, Amelia found her true passion studying the human voice. She achieved her Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Popular Vocals at the CQ Conservatorium and later completed a GC Creative Enterprise to further study creative industry and performance.

 

Seeing the need to help young musicians get a head start with live performance, Amelia tutors for music programs across the state and has taught students to perform & sing with others and perform self-accompanied since 2012. She performs regular cover gigs around Brisbane in Amelia & The Grizzly and occasionally you'll see her popping up in original music lineups with her Electronic/Alternative pop band Huska.

 

Daniel Browne

Piano, Vocal & Theory | Available - Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs & Sat

Daniel has been teaching piano since 2008, instructing and inspiring students from absolute beginners through to high levels, perfecting their playing for performance and examination. Trained primarily in contemporary music and jazz, Daniel is able and willing to teach outside the bounds of traditional classical learning, but can also prepare students for classical exams. Music students under Daniel's instruction consistently achieve very good results in both contemporary and classical exams.

Daniel has also worked with choirs and conducted workshops in performance and Musical Theatre since 2008, focusing on the development of good performance as well as technique and self-confidence.

Daniel also has advanced training in Music Theory, and incorporates this into his teaching, ensuring that reading and writing music are taught as well.

Personally, Daniel writes and arranges music, with interests in how it works with technology. He has written music for video games, and arranges music from all genres. He is also available as an accompanist for instrumental and vocal exams.

Isaac Kennedy

Guitar, Vocal & Drums | Available - Monday

Isaac is a music teacher, musician and songwriter from Brisbane. He has a Bachelor of Creative Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. He specialises in guitar, drums and voice and appreciates a wide variety of musical genres including country, rock, pop, blues and contemporary. 

He has a passion for music and has had extensive musical and teaching experience. In 2008, he won QLD Champion of Champions Overall Winner and then went on to graduate from the Academy of Country Music Tamworth in 2010. He has taught at the Australian Academy of Music since 2011 and has a strong theoretical knowledge and practical ability. His teaching skills include maintaining a positive learning environment and creating a variety of enjoyable learning experiences for students.

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Jessie Stringer

Vocal | Available - Wednesday

Jessie Stringer loves to sing and has been singing from the minute she learnt to talk.

 

Jessie has performed onstage in over 30 theatre productions, for acoustic gigs, and she passionately leads music at her church. Jessie has completed a musical theatre internship with Harvest Rain Theatre Company, a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in drama), as well as a Diploma in Musical Theatre. She has been teaching with the Australian Academy of Music since mid-July 2016.  

 

Jessie's teaching experience includes private vocal lessons in all genres as well as working with young performers, developing musical theatre skills in theatre workshops. Jessie specialises in marrying story telling with vocal technique to help students bring each song to life, musically & emotionally.  

 

Jessie is keen to help individuals develop both their vocal musicality and ignite their passion for story telling through song.

Megan Kendrick

Woodwind & Vocal | Available - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Megan has been involved in music since she could hold an instrument. After learning woodwind she moved to voice and discovered her true love of music.

Even before completely her Bachelor of Music she started to teach and share her love of music. Megan believes that every student should feel comfortable and should never feel pressured to do anything they don’t want to. If a student feels comfortable and accepted then their learning will be more enjoyable and have the opportunity to excel easier. 

Megan has been teaching for 5 years however has experience will all styles, genres and ensemble types. 

Annie Lumley

Vocal, Piano | Available - Monday, Wednesday & Saturday

Annie is an experienced musician who performs regularly as a solo artist (vocals and keys) at a number of different venues (cafes, bars, restaurants) throughout Brisbane. She has also performed at weddings and private functions. In 2016 she completed a Diploma of Contemporary Music Performance at JMC Academy in Brisbane. 

She enjoys many styles of music however specialises in teaching pop, RnB, Jazz and Musical theatre. She is also able to assist singers who want to accompany themselves on piano. Annie is passionate about education (learning is lifelong journey) and strives to continue her growth as a teacher and musician. Her goal is to provide a fun and rewarding learning environment where students can improve their confidence and musicianship. 

Samantha Thompson

Vocal & Piano | Available - Fri & Sat

Singer, pianist & songwriter Samantha Thompson is a Brisbane based musician and performer. Having completed a Bachelor of Music specialising in Jazz Voice at the Griffith Conservatorium in 2018, Samantha pursued further study and is currently completing her Masters in Secondary Education at UQ. From an early age, Samantha was drawn to music, and developed her skills through private music lessons on multiple instruments such as piano, guitar, percussion and voice. Samantha also completed AMEB examinations in piano, guitar, theory and voice.

Samantha has played at numerous venues scattered on the Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane. The unique blend of alternative, pop, rock and soul in her original music, along with her classical and contemporary training in AMEB and current Jazz training at the Conservatorium, Samantha is provided with the knowledge and technique to be versatile with her sound. She is very passionate and dedicated to providing a fun and fulfilling learning experience, and strives to boost confidence and skill in her students of all ages.

Caitlin Weal

Violin , Viola, Voice | Available - Saturday

Caitlin has been studying music from a very young age. Playing violin since the age of six has led her to studying music at school and now at tertiary level. She has been a part of Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 in 2015 and then in Queensland Youth Symphony in 2016. Caitlin was awarded her Amus at the end of 2016. She also studies classical singing at the QLD conservatorium

Caitlin first started teaching violin in 2015 and joined the teaching staff at Australian Academy of Music at the end of 2016, teaching at a range of levels and ages. Caitlin is excited to share her passion and strives for all her students to have the same love and excitement towards music as she does.

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