Music Class room

Music Class house

 Learn to sing naturally.

Classical and contemporary singing training for amateurs and professionals.

 

Singing is a physical, emotional and spiritual pursuit that relies on you as the singer to master these ingredients and bring them to each moment in each performance.

The physical part of singing concerns the use of good vocal technique and this is my primary focus with the majority of students. Good technique that produces minimal strain on the vocal chords and engages the correct muscles is very important for maintaining vocal health and longevity. Introducing unnatural distortion, breathy or raspy sounds, as well as sustained belting around the vocal break area will lead to issues with vocal health and effectively shorten your lifespan as a singer. Retraining vocal muscles to minimise strain, supporting the voice with the breath and developing blended/mixed voice to sing through vocal breaks and beyond are physical skills that all good singers should master. There are a number of exercises that I employ to develop these skills with my students.

At the same time, singing is a form of communication, and bringing emotional connection and feeling of a song to your audience separates the good singers from the great singers. Every song tells a story and being able to tell it with the passion of love, deep anguish and grief, wonder and elation, is what speaks to your audience; the substance of life and the human condition. Coaching my students towards this quality in their singing is both rewarding as it is essential.

The easily forgotten side of singing is the spiritual and self-awareness part of performing. In many students I see blocks in their “inner game” in the form of self-criticism, doubt in abilities or themselves as a whole, or even just an underlying anxiety or tension that wants to get everything perfect and right. Whether you sing for pleasure or its your profession, inner balance is an essential part of becoming a confident and consistent singer, that is able to handle the stresses and pressures of singing on stage. Spiritual connection is one of the keys to unlocking this balance and allows a singer to bring their best in every moment.

Each student is different and my one-on-one lessons are tailored to suit what a student needs most.

 

 Teacher Adrian Price.

Over 20 years experience in performing and teaching.

 

I am a long time singer, performer and teacher. I have performed in my fair share of musical theatre shows, recitals, rock concerts and operas. I have sung contemporary and classical songs on various stages in shopping centres, restaurants, art galleries and at various events. Over the years I have trained with various singing teachers including Vivienne Haynes from the Adelaide Elder Conservatorium, Melbourne opera singer Felicity Baldock, Sadler Wells principle Jon Weaving, and former WAAPA and IVA Teacher Sue Kingham but to name a few. I have many different perspectives but most importantly, from a singing teaching perspective, I can walk the talk when demonstration is required.

As a singing teacher, I want to help you get the best out of your voice. Being able to sing naturally with no sudden breaks, strain or fatigue is something that all singers desire for the longevity and protection of their voices. At the same time I teach techniques for increasing your sing-able range, developing dynamics, vocal strength and tone. One of the areas that really interests me is the anxiety and “inner game” surrounding singing performance and I run public workshops to help amateur and professional singers overcome the negative effects of nerves and stage-fright.

I have a Diploma in Mentoring, Coaching and Interpersonal Facilitation.

 

Music learning Class

 The Studio.

Natural singing in a natural bush setting.

 

Hidden in the bushy outskirts of Perth, my built-for-purpose vocal studio is situated at my rural property in Nowergup, just 5 minutes drive from the Hester Avenue exit at the northern end of the Mitchell Freeway.  The studio is equipped with a digital piano, audio and recording equipment and air-conditioning. Students coming to the property for the first time should note that the studio is not visible from the street and you will need to drive up the long 300 metre driveway to reach it. Zoom lessons are avaiable if you prefer or are unable to attend in person.