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.
“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 former Director New Zealand Opera; AM, Theatre Director; current Artistic Director South Australian Opera Company
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). Laura is a registered member of ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing) which means she has tertiary qualifications to teach singing and music. To be a member of ANATS one has to apply with proof of these qualifications and experience as a teacher.