Catering for absolute beginners seeking to explore the life-enriching experience of learning to sing, through to professionals who want to improve their skills and/or prepare for an audition or recording.
Providing a supportive learning environment, teaching ages 10 -88!
Lessons may cover the following:
- building a healthy breathing technique
- tone development and placement of voice
- pitch and ear training
- chart writing
- jazz improvisation
- harmony and theory
- basic piano playing
- performance techniques and dealing with stage fright
While performing and recording extensively with A-listers in Australia, Asia, New York and Europe, Bonnie accrued valuable experience with a variety of contemporary musical styles and is fully accredited by the Music Teacher’s Association of NSW (Teacher of Singing and Vocal Technique). She has a predilection for Jazz and in between musical sojourns, enjoyed teaching private lessons to individual students at home, at high schools (Mosman High School, SCECGS Redlands, Sydney), and at the Australian Institute of Music. While performing at the Giant Steppes of Jazz International Festival in Ulaanbataar Mongolia in 2012, Bonnie co-presented a Jazz Workshop for music students at the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture with multi-instrumentalist Graham Jesse.
Bonnie’s approach encompasses tailoring lessons specifically for each student, appreciating and cultivating the unique and inherent musicality within individuals.
She is able to accompany you, record backing tracks for you to rehearse with at home, and if requested, assist with arrangements, song writing, recording, production and website design.
Weekly or fortnightly lessons are offered, allowing students to learn at a pace that suits their lifestyle and budget.
Students are encouraged to nominate songs they’d like to learn, however song suggestions and music can certainly be provided.