Tim is an accomplished professional singer and singing teacher. He specialises in teaching and performing all contemporary styles, including musical theatre, pop, rock, jazz and worship. Tim holds a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Voice) from Central Queensland University as well as an ANZCA Performance Diploma (Singing), and is signed to Australian record label, Downunder Music Group. He released his first album, Stargazing, in 2012, and a second album, Still With Me, in 2015. In 2013 Tim cemented his place as one of Australia’s elite singers when he was chosen to be part of Team Seal on The Voice Australia, and in 2016 he successfully auditioned for The X Factor, earning high praise from the judging panel. His music is currently played on radio stations around the world.
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Tim is in high demand as an educator, not only at SVA but also teaching masterclasses, workshops and marking tertiary music student recitals. He also has extensive performance and recording experience including television, radio, session vocals, musical theatre, church worship, live concerts and more. Tim’s teaching philosophy is that students should have fun, while at the same time learning correct and safe vocal production methods. He believes technique is important, as many contemporary singers mimic what they hear on the radio, but have little understanding of the intricacies of the voice. Tim is encouraging and patient, and he is well-known for helping students to discover their own unique vocal sound.
“In a world where everything is instant, the discipline of learning music gives students the satisfaction that comes from honing their craft over months & years and seeing something amazing come out of hard work. You can’t learn to sing overnight, but I believe that, with the exception of some people with diagnosed medical conditions, everyone can be taught to sing well. When I am making music, I feel like I’m doing what I was born to do, and I want to give my students the tools so that they can experience that same feeling.” Tim
Lauren is a pianist who specialises in contemporary styles. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Piano Performance) and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology). Lauren is an experienced teacher and performer, and is also the Business Director of Sydney Vocal Academy. She assists in lesson programming and planning our learning pathways, where her psychology studies are put to good use in devising innovative and engaging teaching methods. Lauren & Tim are the proud parents of Jeremy, Nate & Ben.
“As a child and teenager, music was always a really important escape for me. I would spend hours at the piano, playing everything from Bach and Chopin, to Sculthorpe and contemporary popular music. It is such a joy to work with Tim and our other staff to create the kind of music school we would have loved to be part of when we were younger. I believe that high-quality music education provides a lifetime of wonderful musical experiences and has a lasting significance in the life of a child.” Lauren
Paul has extensive performance experience and is completing his tertiary music studies. Married to Sarah and proud dad of Ollie, he spends his time teaching & visiting churches as a guest worship leader. Paul’s passion is to impart a love of singing to young people and equip them to perform at their very best.
“It is so encouraging to watch students travel the journey from beginning lessons to reaching the point where they are confident to perform in public. In my teaching I believe it’s important for students to develop an understanding of their instrument (whether it be guitar or voice) and how it works, but to also simultaneously develop their musicality – it’s both a science and an art.” Paul
Lyndell has many years of experience in both singing and dance. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) from Wesley Institute and is an inspiring and encouraging teacher to our students. Lyndell played the lead role of “Eddie” in a professional musical theatre production, The Island of Doctor Moron, which premiered in Sydney in November 2014. Lyndell has also had significant achievements in the field of dance. She holds a Cert IV in Performing Arts from ED5 International College of Performing Arts, and gained excellent results in dance examinations, including Distinction in Grade 8 RAD Classical Ballet.
“I enjoy sharing my love of singing and music with my students and seeing them progress and develop not only in their vocal skills but with their confidence in their voice and performance. Watching students perform in SVA concerts and seeing them gain a sense of achievement when they come off that stage with that proud look upon their face is so rewarding.” Lyndell
Freyja is a pianist, keyboardist and composer whose sound and interests encompass an eclectic array of contemporary musical genres. Freyja recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music, in Boston MA, USA, where she majored in Jazz Composition and Performance. She also completed her 8th Since graduating, Freyja has been recording and playing regularly throughout Boston, NYC, Miami, Los Angeles and Australia.
“I love teaching and creating music with my students, and helping them to develop a life-long love and appreciation for music, as well as valuable social skills and confidence” Freyja
Laura holds a Bachelor of Theatre (Musical Theatre) from Central Queensland University. A patient and encouraging teacher, she is an experienced performer and an excellent singer. She has recently completed a Cert IV in Dance with Ettingshausens. She has performed in several musical theatre shows, including The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Safety Circus (part of the Sydney Fringe Festival), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), and Sweet Charity (Nickie Pignatelli), and has secured international performance contracts, including the Peppa Pig and Shopkins shows.
“Being able to play a part in a student’s journey and influence their understanding and performance of singing is a truly unique and rewarding gift! I find there is a true sense of joy and accomplishment in watching a student grow and thrive, not only in their singing abilities, but also as a person.” Laura
Lexy is an exceptional singer who is currently studying a Cert IV in Dance with Ettingshausens, in order to prepare for a future career in musical theatre. She has considerable performance experience, being in the cast of many amateur musical theatre productions including Seussical, Annie, Joseph, The Sound of Music, Leader of the Pack, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, Aida, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and Grease.
For the past 6 years, Lexy also taught at Star Performers and Twinkle Stars Dance Studio for students with special needs. In 2016 she travelled to the US as a camp counsellor, teaching drama at Fernwood Summer Camp for Girls, where she also directed junior productions of Matilda & Little Shop of Horrors.
“Growing up, performing has been such a huge part of my life, and that’s why there’s nothing I love more than sharing my passion for singing and performing with SVA’s amazing students. I believe studying music at a young age is extremely important, as it teaches students to work hard at their craft, and to pursue long-term goals. Watching the students grow not only as singers, but as young performers, is very inspiring, and I feel very fortunate to be able to guide them on their journeys.” Lexy