Laura Bernay

Singer, musician, educator

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RTEmagicC__MG_9597_3.jpgWelcome to the home page of Laura Bernay, a versatile performer with talents as a singer, flautist and pianist. She has had an extremely varied career spanning many facets of the entertainment industry. Laura grew up in the U.S.A. on the east coast in a musical family and learned to sing just about every style of music she heard from jazz, country, folk, blues to classical, cabaret and music theatre. She is an accomplished flautist and studied classical flute as well as voice at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts where she graduated in Melbourne .

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Laura is known for her sensational “cross-over” styles of singing. The flexibility and beautiful vocal quality she possesses are testimonies to her many years of performing in so many different styles. Laura has a compelling stage presence and connects with her audiences with charm and flare.

“Jazz standards , French chansons and the occasional perfectly judged blues or country number made for a very satisfying, often moving evening with Laura Bernay and her quartet. Totally at home on the stage, Laura’s beautiful voice, easy manner, and formidable musicianship held the packed house rapt.  Glorious jazz musicians  provided the perfect backbone for this very classy entertainment!”
Stuart Maunder-General Director New Zealand Opera; AM, Theatre Director 

In addition to performing Laura has a passion for teaching singing. She is a sessional lecturer in voice for WAAPA (WA Academy of Performing Arts) and runs a very successful private teaching studio. (Singing Lessons)


Testimonials

'AHA Moments'

"Benn and I enjoyed and greatly appreciated our lessons with Laura. As we are both just beginning to explore our voice, learning from a teacher that is able to not only relay valuable information about the voice, singing and music, but who also listens with no judgment truly made the experience valuable. We both walked away with 'AHA' moments that literally improved our singing and song choices for auditions almost immediately. We are not from Perth, but will definitely recommend Laura to those working or travelling to Perth that are looking for a knowledgeable and open-hearted approach to voice lessons that yield great results not only vocally, but in confidence! Thank you Laura!"

Anica C. Scott-Garrell (dancer) Benn Welford (actor)
The Lion King (Australian Production 2015/16)

Why I Fell in Love With Singing

"I thank my amazing singing teacher Laura. You are one of the reasons I fell in love with singing and I can't thank you enough for that. I realise I was with you since 2006! Your guidance and talent throughout these years have been truly appreciated."
Chloe Manford
2015 WAAPA Graduate Bachelor of Music Classical Voice

Productive and Heart-Warming

"Working with Laura was a productive and heart-warming experience. Granting excellent lessons in both singing and life, she helped me set my goals and pushed me far beyond achieving them. I will be forever grateful for what Laura has taught me and I truly hope to do her proud! I am so thrilled to be accepted into the Bachelor of Music Theatre in 2015!"
Finn Alexander
Musical Theatre BA (Class of 2017)
WA Academy of Performing Arts

Latest News

SCHUBERTIADE: A Recital of Schubert Songs

August 31, 2016

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Performance date: Sunday September 11th 2016

“The Schubertiade presented by the Laura Bernay Studio for Voice was a testament to her expertise as a Singing Teacher.  All students demonstrated confidence, understanding of the intentions of the songs of Schubert and wonderful singing.  The students were able to present with confidence and vocal skills that provided such enjoyment that, the beauty of their singing brought tears to my eyes.  Congratulations on a wonderful event and I hope there will be many more.”

Lynn Koehler Director Success Tuition and Schubert Lover

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Fremantle Eisteddfod 2016

July 3, 2016

Jessica Jessica-Monique (age 11) 1st Prize in the Under 13 Music Theatre section with the beautiful Joe Raposa song “Being Green” (and what a dress!) and winning third in the Under 15 Music Theatre section with “I Want it Now!” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Julie Dawn Cole). Scarlett Scarlett Kimberly (age 12) 1st Prize Under 13 Classical Voice  Sasha Sasha Browne (age 10) 1st Prize U10 Folk with “The Gypsy Rover” Josephine Josephine Ellis (left) (age 8) Credit U10 Solos Sasha and Jessica Sasha Browne and Jessica-Monique Bojanjac (R) 1st Prize U13 … Read More
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