Meet THE
SVA TEAM

Freyja Garbett

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 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 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. 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

Lyndell Pym

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

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