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.

“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

2017 WAAPA Auditions Successes

December 6, 2016

grace-arangio-2016 Congratulations to Bernay Studio Students successful auditions into WAAPA 2017! Grace Arangio-Music Theatre Certificate & Classical Voice Diploma; Keaton Stazewski-Hose-Bachelor of Music Classical Voice (age 19); Rama Nicholson (age 16) Diploma of Music Classical Voice Read More

Gondwana Success 2017

November 3, 2016

Laura (age 10) (L) and Sasha (age 10) (R) are going to Sydney in January 2017 to sing with the Gondwana Choir after heir successful auditions. Well done! girls! Read More
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