musician // actor // educator
"a voice to watch for" - John McBeath (The Advertiser)
With over a decade of teaching experience in both primary and secondary schools, Lauren is one of the most sought after vocal educators in the country. In her teaching, she employs a strong emphasis on building self-esteem and solid vocal technique. Lauren is currently registered with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia and has completed her Certificate of Figure Proficiency in the Estill Voice model.
Downbeat award winner Lauren Henderson is no stranger to the stage. Prior to her study at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide, Lauren had travelled throughout Europe and Japan, singing in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Vienna Town hall and the Australian Embassy in Vienna. In 2016 Lauren was appointed head of jazz voice at the Elder Conservatorium at the University of Adelaide. With extensive performance experience, both on stage with James Morrison, The Idea of North, Joe Chindamo and Geraldine Turner, Lauren also had time to complete an acting degree at Flinders Drama Centre in 2008. In 2013, Lauren received the Helpmann Academy Vocal Jazz Award and in 2015 she was one of the top 20 semi-finalists in the Theolonius Monk Competition for jazz voice. In 2016 Lauren was nominated for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship.
HOLDS A CURRENT WORKING WITH CHILDREN'S CHECK, FIRST AID AND POLICE CHECK
"...Mary Poppins with a modern twist walked in the day Lauren Henderson started teaching my children singing. We found Lauren to be such a good teacher for the kids in so many ways, she is tough when she needs to be, inspiring most of the time and at all times a someone that is authentically caring, caring about the child as an individual and about why they are learning to sing. Lauren clearly has a passion for music and singing and wants to bring out the best in each student and that was always evident. We greatly appreciate the time that she spent with our family and our children are richer for it." - Renee (mother of one of Lauren's students)
"I have had lots of music teachers and Lauren is by far one that I will always remember. I always looked forward to my lesson every week. She always made lessons very fun and enjoyable with her humor. She always let me learn songs that I enjoyed and I liked that she could play with me on piano when I was singing. I love how she relates to kids and how she likes batman. If you want a teacher that is fun and who will make you good at singing she is the way to go for sure." - Sterling (10 years old)
"Lauren is a fantatsic teacher, full of energy and knowledge! Every lesson I had with her made sense and she encouraged me to grow with my music. Thanks to Lauren I now have a solid introduction into the world of jazz!" - Gabrielle (BA Jazz Performance, The Elder Conservatorium)
"Lauren's incredible singing ability is equally matched with her dedicated teaching prowess. Every lesson she worked above and beyond to help me reach my full potential and grow not only as a singer but as a person. She always put me first, making sure I always felt comfortable, nevertheless, she always knew the best way to motivate me and tackle things I never even dreamt of doing. Lauren is not only a gifted musician and teacher, but also an inspiring mentor who designs each lesson specifically to fit the individual student. I would, without a doubt, definitely recommend her for any beginning, intermediate or advanced singer who wanted to find their voice and sing with confidence" (Jess - Henley High student)