Our mission

At SVA our mission is to champion Australian singers and raise the next generation of Australian voices. We do this by equipping and empowering singers of all ages and stages of development to create their personal legacy of powerful, meaningful, and inspiring music.

Our philosophy

We believe that:
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    High-quality singing training should be accessible to everyone
  2. 2
    Every voice is valuable and precious, and offers something unique to the world
  3. 3
    Singing changes lives and makes us more creative, thoughtful and compassionate
  4. 4
    Excellence, dedication and hard work matter

At SVA, we guide singers to:

  1. 1
    Develop your skills in contemporary singing to a high level of expertise
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    Discover your place in the music world and the right platform for your music
  3. 3
    Connect with our community of like-minded singers
  4. 4
    Enjoy the satisfaction of becoming the best singer you can be
  5. 5
    Use your voice to make a positive difference in the world

Our story

In many ways, the story of SVA is a classic love story. SVA founders Tim and Lauren Moxey met while studying music degrees, and friendship eventually turned into dating. Just 10 weeks(!) later, Tim proposed (yes, he sang to propose, sitting outside the Sydney Opera House, looking at the Harbour Bridge...).

After working freelance as a singing and a piano teacher for several years, the opportunity arose to open commercial studios in Sydney's Sutherland Shire. For eight wonderful years the SVA studios were a thriving hub of activity, with hundreds of students learning singing and participating in concerts, musicals and other special events.

In 2020, after teaching online due to the pandemic, Tim and Lauren saw firsthand how effective and accessible online teaching could be, and they began to dream about a new chapter for SVA. As a result, the SVA online arts incubator for singers was born, designed to harness the benefits of online learning while maintaining the sense of community that has always been such an integral part of SVA.

It is our hope that the incubator will support practising Australian professional singers and raise up Australia's singers of tomorrow, equipping them to tell Australian stories as they continue to develop the rich cultural heritage of Australian popular music. We are excited to be on the journey with so many incredible people and we can't wait to see what the future holds.