Laura Bernay

Most Fruitful Year of Tuition

January 1, 2018

“My time with Laura in 2017 was one of the most fruitful years of tuition I could have hoped for. The rapport between me and Laura was instant and I was able to trust her judgement and guidance wholeheartedly. I felt her interest in me as a singer was to help me become the best performer I could be and to encourage me to develop artistically in the direction where my interests and abilities were leading me. Laura’s knowledge, experience and her own skill as a musician across genres were especially inspiring. I wanted to explore myself musically and see what I was capable of and that is exactly what we did!

Laura’s technical approach to singing and musicianship was exactly what I needed to help me grow through my year in Diploma Music Industry – Classical Voice at WAAPA. My vocal training and musical education had been put on hold for two years while I trained in Classical Ballet in London, I knew I was behind my peers musically and I needed to catch up … and catch up we did!

In November/December 2017 I toured Australia to audition for University/Conservatorium Courses in Classical Voice and Musical Theatre. I was keen to see where I fit among the best Australia has to offer. To my great delight, I was successful in no less than 8 University/Conservatorium courses in Performance – Classical Voice, and also a private college diploma course in Musical Theatre. I couldn’t have done this without Laura’s support and guidance especially at the times when I doubted myself. I have decided in 2018 to take up a place in Bachelor of Music (Music Performance) at the Melbourne Conservatorium.  Laura – my mentor, teacher and friend, thank you for all you have done for me this past year, I really wish I could take you with me!”

Helen Steicke

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