My name is Anna-Katarina Hicks.
I am a seasoned vocal tutor & musical inspirer with 10 years experience in private singing tuition to children, adolescents and adults.
In 2019 I Graduated with First Class Honours from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Interactive Composition. Whilst studying at Melbourne Uni I was awarded the Alan C Rose Scholarship, and the Marion Thomas Award for excellence. In 2015 I graduated with a Bachelor of Music(Jazz) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
I hold a working with children check and police check.
The genres I teach are Jazz, musical theatre and contemporary.
I am very passionate about songwriting, if this is an interest in my students I am very active in encouraging this creative process. I have experience in the recording/music production process & am fluent with a number of DAWs (music recording programs).
I have included a reference from the Musical Director from a primary school I worked at in Perth.
To Whom it May Concern,
We were fortunate to have Anna-Katarina Hicks teach our year 3-6 vocal students for the past few years. In that time Anna-Kat has proven herself to be an excellent teacher, much loved by her students, highly capable in her profession, and devoted to bringing out the best in her students. In addition to this, she cared deeply for each student, preparing them for high school with strategies to overcome nervousness both onstage and in real life, and showing concern for their well-being on a daily basis.
Anna-Kat has been completely reliable and punctual, even arranging for a substitute teacher when she was unavailable to teach.
We were so sad to hear that Anna-Kat was moving back to Sydney, but in typical Anna-Kat style, she organised a new vocal teacher for us. I know that the students will miss her terribly, but we all wish her all the very best in her new direction.
I have no hesitation in recommending Anna-Kat to you for future employment, and I would be glad to speak to you if you need to ask any further questions.
Director of Music
(Name Omitted for privacy - this referee & others may be given upon request)
I teach on a property 10 minutes from Berrima in Joadja. Alternatively I can drive to homes, this will incur additional fees for the travel time.