Welcome 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 .
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)
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 LoverRead More