Welcome to Vocal Tuition Australia, where we provide the best Vocal Training in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. Amongst your basic vocal training needs, we offer Guitar, Keyboard, Ukulele & Theory,
Training ranges from the complete novice to Grade Exams, Song Writing, Studio Recording and Music Videos/Filming Production.
Students of all standards are welcome. No matter what level, professional or true beginner, improvement is inevitable. Classes will help those who lack confidence and provide stimulus and challenge to the more advanced.
Colleen taught A level and BTEC performing arts in dance drama and music for 2 years and has now been self-employed specialising as a vocal trainer for over a decade. She founded ‘Vocaltuition’ in 1997 and since, sold the business in England to Fran Palmer who is now writing for the Examination boards for Rock School Trinity Exams in the UK. Colleen has also contracted to teach for Hillsong International Leadership College as part of ‘Vocal Tuition’ Australia.
After obtaining a degree in Performing Arts in 1991, many teachers, including Carrie Grant from Fame Academy, England, have contributed to Colleens training. She also attended Vocal therapy courses at Exeter RD&E as well as Voice Craft workshops from Alison Bangnall, (www.voicecraft.com.au), training from London's British Voice Association LTD and Vocal Process LTD (www.vocalprocess.co.uk). In August 2005, Colleen emigrated from Devon, England, to the beautiful land of Australia where she now continues to teach, bringing with her the influences of the current pop industry from Britain.
Before her big step to Australia, Colleen ran two gospels choirs that grew at a rapid rate. They were both lively in style and movement. To this day, the Sidmouth Gospel Choir continues under the leadership of Angie Carney (www.sidmouthgospelchoir.co.uk). Colleen has been running choirs since 1999 drawing from decades of extensive experience in Choral work and is now writing resources to help choirs and worship groups in their ministry.
Being a missionary's child, she was brought up in Africa, attending local churches enriched with harmony. Sung solos in choral societies for Handel's “Messiah” and many others. Obtaining a classical grade 8 in voice she entered A level music at Dartington College of Arts where she received amongst many other experiences, Indian vocal training. At Middlesex University she got her B.A.Hons in Performing Arts, majoring in music where she studied performance, popular, jazz, vocal experimental, composition, fusion, & choral work. Extra curriculum included video, costume, production, lights, studio recording, dance, drama, and many more.
Since then she has been a musical director, producing and performing in bands including productions on a large scale for church events.
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2014 - 2016
Cert IV Pastoral (TV/MEDIA) BAPA Hons in Performing Arts, Cert IV TAAHillsong International Leadership College
2013 - 2013
Cert IV TAA, BAPA Hons in Performing Arts, Cert IV TV/MEDIAUNET, Sydney
2008 - 2008
BAPA Hons in Performing Arts, Cert IV TAA, Cet IV TV/MEDIAMiddlesex University, London
1988 - 1991
Half-hour sessions. Beginning technique in line with Rockschool guidelines. See website for more pricing options.
Half-hour sessions. Beginning/Intermediate technique in line with Rockschool guidelines. See website for more pricing options.
Half-hour sessions. Beginner to Degree level training. See website for more pricing options.
Half-hour sessions. Learn vocal technique and styles. See website for more pricing options.
Half-hour sessions. Learn the basics of crafting a song and professional development. See website for more pricing options.
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I also highly recommend Collen’s Vocal Gym as an essential part of every professional singer’s toolkit – it’s what I use to warm up on my way to every gig.
Colleen is so great with my 11 year old boy Connor.
She just seems to understand him and he really does enjoy the time he has with her.