Gioi studied Acting and Music at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London as an International Scholarship student. She taught acting to all ages at Barking Gecko Theatre Company and other local Perth theatre companies.
She has over 30 years private studio teaching experience and welcomes intermediate to advanced level piano students. Younger beginners who are committed to a daily practice routine are welcome to apply.
Gioi has 15+ years experience as a piano accompanist for WAAPA, AMEB, WACE/TEE, many eisteddfods and choirs, she has a residency at the Hyatt-Regency Hotel and other venues playing contemporary piano solos. She continues to work on advanced Classical piano repertoire.
All students prepare for AMEB exams, and move quickly through the grades, exploring plenty of supplementary material through SuperSonics and PianoMaestro apps, which are provided to all students upon enrollment. Students receive a complimentary DreamCatcher practice diary each term. See website for fee structure www.papillonmusic.com.au
Gioi’s focus and passion is teaching Musical Theatre singing. She has extensive training and performance experience singing in several genres. She has sung alto in professional choral ensembles and chorus work, performing solo recitals of Art Song and Musical Theatre and sings with a local big band and gypsy jazz band. She gigs in jazz & pop styles playing keys and singing as Gioiosa.
Many of her singing students have been accepted into tertiary study for Voice. All her voice students prepare for the AMEB Musical Theatre Singing examinations.
Gioi trained with several leading performers and pedagogues both in Australia and overseas. She continues to attend lessons, conferences, masterclasses and workshops. Most recently completing Vocal Process pedagogy training in Melbourne in 2019, and ANATS & NATS online conferences and webinars in 2020/21.
She also plays, but no longer teaches, violin & viola, and was Head of Strings at Kingsway Christian College. Gioi worked as a freelance violist in orchestras, ensembles and string quartets. Currently she plays 5-string electric violin for gigs and viola in a string quartet.