"Kate is not only fun to learn from, but she is also incredibly versatile. As an adult learner, I have wanted instruction in a lot of different areas of music and she has easily adapted to teach whatever is needed at the time, including singing, performance tips, sight reading, aural skills, music theory and even songwriting. Kate is not only very encouraging but she also gently pushes you out of your comfort zone just the right amount. I have learned a lot from her and would not hesitate to recommend her to any prospective students."
Chantelle Riordan, Singer-Songwriter.
CHILDRENS MUSIC LESSONS
Kate teachers VOICE and beginner PIANO in 4 locations in the east of Melbourne.
She is trained in early childhood music education and particularly loves teaching primary school age children.
Lessons focus on:
The development of good technique
Developing effective practice skills
Understanding the fundamentals of music
Developing confidence and autonomy
Many of Kates younger students participate in school productions and state choirs.
Some have gone on to win lead roles in productions with local children's theatre companies.
Classical vocal exams through AMEB up to grade 4 and contemporary exams up to grade 6.
Piano exams through AMEB up to grade 5
ADVANCED VOCAL COACHING
Whilst learning singing Kate studied under 3 different teachers.
Her first and most influential teacher taught her fundamental technique in a 'Classical' singing where she compleated exams and competed in eisteddfods.
As Kate’ s goal was to sing in multiple styles, she left her classical training to actively pursue the techniques behind Rock and Pop Singing. Learning pop singing through the 'Speech-Level Singing' method, Kate learned placement and how to blend head and chest voice. Learning rock singing from a talented Melbourne rock singer, Kate learned to belt and add huskiness and fry sounds to her singing in a safe way.
From her experience exploring a variety of vocal styles, Kate has a broad understanding of the voice which enables her to sing and teach in multiple styles. Through the years she has developed a teaching method called the Voice Map (c).
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORING
With over 20 years of experience both performing and recording Kate has a wealth of expertise to share with developing artists who aim to work in a professional capacity.
Live performance skills include:
Engaging an audience
Curating a setlist
Running sound checks
Recording skills include:
Recording harmonies, vowel and tone matching.
Working with music producers
As well as this Kate has a wealth of experience navigating the current music industry and loves to see artist fulfil their creative endeavours.
Artist development and advanced vocal coaching go hand in hand.
Advised for adults, minimum age recommended is 13.
Free consultation to assess goals and estimate how many sessions will be required.