BA music performance, Voice Major, Estill Certified, Postgraduate Degree ESL (Spain, Navarra)
Bonnie has studied vocal technique extensively through University in Australia (VCA), Canada (Concordia) and privately in the United States.
Her strengths are contemporary styles, Jazz and improvisation. She has trained with her mentor/teacher Rhiannon (Contemporary of Bobby McFerrin) in the United States for the last 10 years.
Bonnie has had over 8 years of teaching experience in Primary School, High School and most recently in Tertiary education.
She has recently returned from Spain where she trained in Flamenco singing as well as working as a teacher.
Bonnie is a gypsy at heart. In 2014 she went on an international music tour, with her trio (Reflejos) throughout Turkey, Europe and South America. She has also performed extensively throughout Vietnam.
Bonnie has a passion for world music and composes songs in Spanish, English and French. She also sings in Turkish and Portuguese. She currently leads a world music band “Reflejos” which performs in many festivals and Melbourne music venues.
She also leads a “Circle Singing” group which focuses on discovering one’s vocal expression through improvisation, in a supportive group setting.
Bonnie endeavors to establish sincere connections with students and help them to discover their true potential in a nonjudgmental environment. She currently teaches privately from Fitzroy.
Bonnie not only has a clear understanding of theory, rhythm and harmony, but she also delves into the meditative nature of singing as a mindful practice, that evokes a deep connection to one’s creativity.
She teaches all levels, from complete beginners to the budding professional. She can prepare students for auditions, VCE/AMEB exams, help develop professional vocal technique or just help people connect with their voice for personal growth.
If you would like a worldly approach that can help you get to where you want professionally or if you just want to experiment and play, she is the perfect choice!
These details were last updated on February 12, 2018