Catering and caring for absolute beginners through to professionals who wish to fine-tune their skills or prepare for auditions or recordings.
Lessons may cover the following:
building a healthy breathing technique
tone development and placement of voice
pitch and ear training
beginner's piano playing and familiarity with keyboard
basic theory of music
performance techniques and dealing with stage fright
While performing and recording extensively with A-listers in Australia, Asia, New York and Europe, singer/songwriter/pianist Bonnie J Jensen accrued valuable experience with a variety of contemporary musical styles and is fully accredited by the Music Teacher’s Association of NSW (Teacher of Singing and Vocal Technique). She has a predilection for Jazz and in between musical sojourns, enjoyed teaching private lessons to individual students at home, at high schools (Mosman High School, SCECGS Redlands, Sydney), and at the Australian Institute of Music. While performing at the Giant Steppes of Jazz International Festival in Ulaanbataar Mongolia in 2012, Bonnie co-presented a Jazz Workshop for music students at the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture with Australian multi-instrumentalist Graham Jesse.
Bonnie's approach encompasses tailoring lessons specifically for each student, appreciating and cultivating the unique and inherent musicality within each individual.
She is able to accompany you, record backing tracks for you to rehearse with at home, and if requested, assist with arrangements, song-writing, recording, production and website design.
Lessons may be conducted at your home (if piano or keyboard is available), via Zoom or at Bonnie’s studio in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney.
Weekly or fortnightly lessons are offered, allowing students to learn at a pace that suits their learning style and budget.
Students are encouraged to nominate songs that they'd like to learn, however song suggestions and music can certainly be provided. www.bonniejjensen.com