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

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

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.

Lexy taught for many years 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

Lyndell Arthur

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

Paul Peereboom

Paul has extensive performance and teaching experience, both in singing and guitar. 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

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