About Us 

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Our People

Sydney Vocal Academy exists for YOU - our wonderful students. We are committed to helping you to achieve your goals and reach your highest potential. It brings us so much joy to see you discover your unique voice & sound, to see you step onto the stage and perform and to confidently move in the direction of your musical dreams.

Our hand-picked teachers are talented and enthusiastic educators & music professionals and they have many years of music studies behind them.

SVA staff are involved in ongoing professional development and we work hard to ensure consistency across all our programs. At SVA we provide great working conditions and mentoring to ensure we continue to attract and retain excellent and committed teachers.

You're important to us

We love to see the personal development in students that comes as a result of being part of SVA – new friendships, increased self-esteem and the ability to do anything they put their minds to. It’s so exciting to hear parents say “I never thought my child would get up and perform, but they just did and I have discovered how talented they are”.

Our students' safety and wellbeing is also important to us. The SVA studio is equipped with CCTV monitoring for accountability and safety, and all staff members require Working With Children Checks prior to employment. We conduct regular safety checks of our facility and equipment, as well as careful risk assessments for off-site activities. Our teachers are all experienced in working with young people and creating positive learning experiences in a child-safe environment.

Who we are

Tim Moxey, Principal and Head Singing Teacher

Tim is a highly respected performer & educator, not only at SVA but beyond - 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 wants to create singers who have the skills and musicality to deliver light & shade within a song, rather than just belting their way through. 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.

Tim Moxey

Tim is an accomplished musician who specialises in teaching and performing all contemporary styles, including musical theatre, pop, rock, jazz and worship. Tim holds a Bachelor of Music with Distinction (Contemporary Voice) from Central Queensland University, as well as an ANZCA Performance Diploma (Singing).

Tim's performance, recording and professional highlights include:
  • Artstart Grant from the Australia Council 2010
  • Stargazing album 2012
  • The Voice 2013
  • Still With Me album 2015
  • X Factor 2016
  • The Kind Of Man single 2017
  • Angels Cast Recording (backing vocalist) - Broadway Records, 2017
  • Ausfest Cronulla 2018
  • Professional development trip to New York City 2018

"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 rare health-related exceptions, 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

Read more about Tim's performing & recording activities at www.timmoxey.com.au. Tim's music is available on iTunes, Spotify & YouTube.

Lauren Moxey, Principal and SVA Business Director

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.

Lauren Moxey

"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

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Our Teachers

Laura Garrick singing teacher

Laura Garrick

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 Hutchinson Singing Teacher

Lexy Hutchinson

Lexy is an exceptional singer who is currently studying a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Australian Institute of Music, in order to prepare her for a future career in musical theatre. She also recently completed a Cert IV in Dance at Ettingshausens Pro. She has considerable performance experience, being cast in many amateur productions, most recently playing "Patty Simcox" in Grease and "Lucy" in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. In 2016 Lexy 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.

"Performing has always been such a huge part of my life, which is why I love sharing my love of singing and performing with the students at SVA! I believe that studying music at a young age is so important; it teaches students to work hard at something they are passionate about and to dream big dreams!" Lexy

Lyndell Pym Singing Teacher

Lyndell Pym

Lyndell has many years of experience in both singing and dance. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) from Wesley Institute, a Master of Teaching 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 Garbett Piano Teacher

Freyja Garbett

Freyja is a pianist, keyboardist and composer whose sound and interests encompass an eclectic array of contemporary musical genres. Freyja graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music, in Boston MA, USA, where she majored in Jazz Composition and Performance. She has also completed her 8th Grade AMEB classical piano. Freyja has been recording and playing regularly throughout Boston, NYC, Miami, Los Angeles and Australia, and is a rising star in the Australian jazz scene.

“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