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Judith Barber Dip.Mus (Performer's Endorsement)


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Experienced , accredited singing teacher, Conservatorium Graduate plus two years university training in music - adjudicator and former professional singer of all areas of the Classical repertoire.

Teaching is based on the " Italian Bel Canto Method of Singing " and the student's voice is developed to it's full potential. Tuition is given in all periods, areas and levels of the Classical repertoire. Lessons include the development of -

* Voice Production * Vocal Technique * Breathing * Musicianship * Musicality / Interpretation * Presentation

Preparation for all auditions, examinations (HSC, AMEB, Trinity College etc.) , competitions, eisteddfods, performances in Operas, Oratorios, Cantatas, Musicals, Recitals & Concerts. Students are trained individually and are encouraged to foster their craft as a singer and singing in all languages is encouraged. Beginners to advanced professionals all ages and nationalities welcome.

Studio is located in the main shopping precinct of Gladesville in Sydney close to public transport links. For more information please contact -

Phone : (02) 9868 3323

Christine Beasley Dip. Teach. (Melb. Uni.)

Teacher of Singing

Christine Beasley is one of Australia’s leading Operatic Artists and outstanding all round performer who loves to share her knowledge as a teacher and work with anyone who wants to sing. (From teenage to mature) Technique is a no.1 Priority!! Come sing away the stresses of life.

Christine studied at Melbourne University Faculty of Music and in 1981 at the Manhattan School of Music New York.

In 1983 Christine Beasley won the Sydney Sun Aria.

Christine made her debut with the Welsh National Opera then in Weisbaden,Germany. A distinguished career continued with Opera Australia in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and La Boheme, Verdi’s La Forza del Destino ,Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutte, Beethoven’s Fidelio and Wagner’s Parsifal and Die Fliegende Hollander.

In 2001 Miss Beasley performed the role of Turandot for the first time to great acclaim in Christchurch, New Zealand.

“I believe in bringing out the BEST in people and work with all kinds of repertoire from music theatre, contemporary, classical and whatever YOU personally enjoy singing.” Christine Beasley.

Christine performs regularly around Australia, enjoys adjudicating and sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with young singers.

Mobile : 0400 446 328

Christine’s Singing Studio is located at Epping

Dr Prudence Dunstone B.Mus. (Perf. Hons.), PhD (Music)

Teacher of Singing

Dr Dunstone teaches singing technique and repertoire from early music to twentieth and twenty-first centuries in song, opera, oratorio and music theatre. Her studio caters for both adult and school age students.

Dr Dunstone has a PhD in music from the University of Newcastle. She is a Lecturer in Music at the Wesley Institute. Dr Dunstone has taught singing since 1984, successfully preparing students for AMEB, HSC and tertiary examinations and auditions. She has also been an adjudicator for Eisteddfods. Dr Dunstone has had work published by Cambridge Scholars Press (London) and in Australian Voice.

Dr Dunstone has performed many principal roles with companies including the State Opera of South Australia and the Australian Opera. Highlights have included the title role in Handel’s Ariodante, Katisha in The Mikado and Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera. She has also prepared the role of Penelope in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria for De Nederlandse Opera. Dr Dunstone has made recital broadcasts for the ABC, and sung as a concert and oratorio soloist with ABC orchestras, Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Harmony Choir, and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Phone : (02) 9718 4211

(Studio located in Earlwood, Sydney)

Sarah Marshall B.Mus. , P.G.Dip.Arts.Mgt. , M.Perf.

Teacher of Singing

Hi there ! I have a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from the Conservatorium, have sung as a soloist with Opera Queensland, the Queensland Symphony and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. I have also been teaching singing for over fifteen years. The aim of my lessons is for the participants to enjoy singing, learn some vocal technique and fabulous music in a positive and non-threatening environment.

My current teaching studio is made up of enthusiastic amateurs who find regular performance opportunities, both paid and unpaid, in genres from classical and church music through to music theatre, country and western and rock. Past students have gained entrance and scholarships to Brisbane and Sydney Conservatoriums Performance Programs, NIDA’s Music Theatre Program, WAAPA and  the Berklee College of Music in Boston, others have gained  recording contracts with BMG and Warner.


On a personal note I continue to perform regularly and enjoy developing my love affair with singing through fostering talent in others. I regular judge singing competitions and adjudicate for Eisteddfods.

Studio located at Epping in Sydney -

Mobile : 0425 308 035

Rosaria Ruffino BA (Music Performance Studies) , Grad.Dip.Mus. (Pedagogy)

Teacher of Voice

I am an experienced accredited singing teacher with a performance background. I also teach Keyboard / Piano for beginners of any age. Teaching is essentially based on what your goals are. This can include building a healthy technique which encourages the free flow of the voice by releasing tension, to increasing your range and tone development. The fundamentals of music will train / develop your listening skills. We will also experience techniques on how to bring the words of a song to life. Songs can be chosen from most musical styles.

My studio is located in Chiswick 2046, 2 minutes from buses and Rivercat. I am also avilable to travel to your home.

Phone: 0403 086266




Sherine Prins ATCL (Singing) , LTCL (Singing) , LTCL (Piano Teaching), LRSM (Piano Teaching)

Teacher of Piano, Voice, Theory & Musicianship

I was born in Sri Lanka where I obtained Teacher Licentiate Diplomas in Piano from both Trinity College of Music, London and Royal Schools of Music, London. I also achieved the Performer Licentiate Diploma in Singing from Trinity College of Music, London. I have performed as a soloist and conducted school and church choirs. I also sing and accompany myself at Weddings, Funerals and Church services. I have taught Music at both Primary and Secondary levels in Colombo, Dubai and Sydney.

My philosophy is to teach in a manner that is enjoyable, satisfying and fulfilling for my students. I also believe that learning Music contributes to the total development of the student and can lead to happy and confident individuals. My teaching also caters to each student’s needs and learning style. For example I will choose and suggest suitable repertoire with this in mind. I enjoy teaching children and adults from beginner to advanced levels.

Studio located at St.Clair, Western Sydney

Phone: (02) 9834 1932

Mobile: 0411 2975 11

Tara Williams M.C.A. (Newcastle) , B.Mus.Ed (UNSW), A.Mus.A., L.Mus.A.



Tara Williams holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Creative Arts in Music from the University of Newcastle Conservatorium. Whilst completing these degrees she studied Singing with Maree Ryan, Neil Easton, John Germain and Jennifer Barnes and was a finalist in the Opera and Arts Support Groups’ Scholarships competition in what is now the Sydney Eisteddfod.

As a performer Tara has extensive experience in opera, music theatre, cabaret and concert recitals. She has performed in concert with the Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Opera House Orchestra and has broadcast for Radio 2MBS-FM. Tara has performed with such notable singers and conductors as Joan Carden, John Germain, Antony Walker, American Isaiah Jackson and Victor Morris of the English National Opera. Tara has also participated in master classes given by Opera Australia’s Sharolyn Kimmorley and French soprano Marie-Therese Driscoll.

Notable performances include Nigel Butterley’s opera Lawrence Hargreaves Flying Alone with the Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, the world premier of Katrina Pring’s opera Daphne (as Aphrodite), commissioned for the Newcastle Conservatorium’s Fiftieth Anniversary and the Legends of Opera concerts in Sydney and Melbourne. She has toured nationally with the Sydney Latvian Theatre Company’s production Kabaret de Riga and, most recently, was guest soloist at the Adelaide Lithuanian Cultural Festival.

As a conductor and music educator Tara has conducted the Australian Girls’ Choir, the City of Sydney Singers and the Beethoven Society of Australia. She has tutored in Voice at the University of Western Sydney as well as at a number of leading Sydney private schools. Prior to relocating to northern NSW in 2012 Tara ran a busy music studio in Sydney where she taught Singing, Piano and Music Theory. Tara’s students have been awarded music scholarships at various Sydney private schools as well as being accepted into such selective organisations as the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana Voices, Pacific Opera and Opera Australia Children’s Chorus. Many of her students have gone on to study Music at a tertiary level.

Tara has served on the committee of the Inner West Eisteddfod and was convenor of the Piano section from 2002 – 2008.

Since moving to the Tweed Coast Tara has devoted herself to raising her family and becoming active in her local community.

Phone : 0414 479 103

Studio located at Pottsville - Tweed Heads

Lisa Russell B.Mus. (Hons.) , Dip.Arts (Music)


Lisa Russell has had a substantial operatic career since 1995. She is the winner of many awards and was a finalist in the Cardiff Singer Of The World Competition. A professional Opera Singer since 1995 Lisa has sung for Opera Australia, The Victorian State Opera and Opera Queensland: Roles include : Mimi – La Boheme. Suor Angelica. Nedda – Pagliacci. Micaela- Carmen. Donna Elvira- Don Giovanni. Leila – Les Pecheurs Des Perles and Tosca. She has made numerous appearances with the Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Canberra Symphony and recently the HongKong Symphony and Macau Symphony Orchestras.

Lisa has two teaching studios in Rosebery and Arncliffe. She can work with classical, opera, modern or theatre singers. She can prepare you for AMEB, Trinity, HSC and auditions or just help you discover your voice and a love of music.

Her focus is on a robust, healthy technique, the body/breath connection and performance psychology. Beginners welcome.

Tel 0421 241 755

Leonie Kozak M.Perf. (Syd Con) , Dip.Op.Art (Syd Con) , A.Mus.A. , ATCL


Leonie graduated with distinction from the Opera School at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1996 before going on to postgraduate study and a Master of Performance (Voice) in 1999. In 2001, she joined the 4 piece musical group, Sounds Baroque, and performed the opera "Prospero's Island" for the Musica Viva in Schools Programme with over 300 shows for primary school students throughout NSW. She has also performed with the Opera Australia chorus on several occasions in productions such as Sweeney Todd, Iolanthe, Le Nozze di Figaro, Andrea Chenier, and L'Elisir d'Amore.

The vocal teachers of most influence to Leonie include Anthea Moller, Maree Ryan and Paula Clarkestone. Though her background is in Opera and the classical genre she has worked with students for over 13 years on repertoire of varying styles including Early Italian Song, Contemporary Pop Repertoire, Jazz, Lieder and Music Theatre. She has successfully prepared students for AMEB, IB and HSC programmes as well as for eisteddfods and choral auditions. Leonie has been on the music staff at Roseville College since 2010 and previous to this taught singing at Wenona for 10 years. She is also lucky enough to be mother to three beautiful children.

Phone : 0419 425216

Studio located at Petersham.


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