Freya saw a man playing the flute on Sesame Street at 3 years of age. After 5 years of constant nagging, her mother gave in to her desperate wishes to follow suit. And so she commenced her musical journey, happily learning to play the piano and flute (and occasionally finding new things to nag her mother about).
Taking to music like a duck to water throughout the rest of her schooling days, she won 2 music scholarships to music high schools in her home-town of Perth WA. She went on to play in the state youth orchestra, WAYO, and to study Music Performance at UWA. She toured with various groups throughout the USA and Europe before the age of 16.
A desire to express her love for singing and lyric writing took Freya away from the classical realm and into the world of contemporary folk music, where she finds herself today. Freya has been touring and performing her music for 8 years. In this time she has released 2 albums (both have been played on Triple J, ABC Radio and many independent radio stations around the country) won song writing competitions, has supported the likes of Lior, Clare Bowditch and Renee Geyer and has played at countless festivals and venues Australia-wide. She is now based in Melbourne to be closer to the vibrant music culture that the city offers.
After working with women prisoners on song writing projects, Freya was inspired to study the relationship between well-being and music. She now studies Psychology at RMIT and hopes to integrate music with helping people live happier lives.
Listen to Freya’s music at www.freyahanly.com
These details were last updated on January 8, 2015