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Paige Byrne

General Details

Bachelor of Classical Voice (WAAPA), Certificate II Musical Theatre (WAAPA), Bachelor of Musical Theatre (QLD Conservatorium)

Hi All,

I’m a Singing Teacher, teaching out of the wonderful Mill Street Studios in Goodna QLD where I teach Group Singing Classes and Private Singing Lessons. I’m currently residing in Yeerongpilly, and am also available to travel up to 15kms for private lessons within the comfort of your own home.

I’ve attached detailed information about the classes, and a little about myself below.

If you have any questions or would like to contact me, please feel free to call me on 0418933255, or email me at paigebyrne@hotmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

Paige Byrne

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Group Singing

Group Singing classes focus on gaining confidence in singing. In these classes students are taught on a foundation of classical technique while working through modern repertoire in contemporary, pop, jazz and theatre styles.

In younger classes, technical exercises are integrated through warm-ups and games to keep classes engaging and challenging. Students will also develop a basic level of musicianship with a specific focus on rhythm, solfege (do-re-mi…) and harmony. These classes focus on performance and expression in music, and encourage group and solo singing in a safe and encouraging environment.

Older classes put more of a focus into more advanced techniques of singing, delving deeper into breathing and postural exercises and specific vocal techniques relating to range and style. Students perform pieces with a heavy focus on ensemble work and a high level of harmonisation.
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Private Singing

For students wishing to further their vocal education, Private Singing lessons are a wonderful way to complement the foundation built in Group Singing. Through one-on-one tuition, students will develop a higher level of technique and a deeper understanding of their own unique instrument. Lessons are tailored specifically to the students needs, and based on Classical technique (applied to various styles of singing) students will learn:

- Correct breathing technique

- Vocal health and maintenance

- Sight singing skills

- Musicianship skills

- Stagecraft and microphone skills

- Characterisation and acting through song

- Performance etiquette

- Skills to overcome nerves

- Audition etiquette

- How to prepare for auditions

Private singing lessons can be offered in preparation of a solo to polish off a particular piece (a minimum of four lessons in preparation are required before performance), however for long term vocal development weekly lessons are recommended.
Students do not need to participate in Group Singing classes to have private lessons. Private Singing classes are open to all ages and levels of technique from age 5 upwards. Parents are more than welcome to train as well – it’s never too late!
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About the teacher:

“Paige Byrne has been performing professionally both around Australia and Internationally since 2005, and teaching in various schools, dance studios and in her private home studio since 2009. Originally from Perth, Paige has recently relocated to Brisbane and is currently studying a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Paige holds a Bachelor of Classical Music and a Certificate II in Musical Theatre, both from the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where she has also completed a Contemporary Vocal extension course. Paige has also completed a Choral Conducting Internship with Gondwana Choirs in Sydney. Her career highlights include performing at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, performing at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and recording with ABC Classics. In 2009, Paige was a recipient of the Robert Juniper Award for The Arts. Paige has performed alongside artists such as Katie Noonan, The Church, and The Cat Empire along with performances with The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, and The Australian Youth Orchestra. Recently, Paige performed in Australian composer Matthew Lee Robinson’s work “New Voices”, and alongside Rhonda Burchmore and the Queensland Pops Orchestra in “Rhonda Burchmore on Broadway”.

While Paige offers singing lessons to all ages and abilities, her strength is in professional audition preparation with past students gaining entry to Classical, Musical Theatre and Jazz degrees at various tertiary institutions around Australia.”
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Why Singing?

With the arts industry as it is, the need to be a true “triple threat” performer and be skilled in dancing, singing and acting is so vital to successfully navigate a career in performing arts. So many performers, myself included, trained only in one facet of the arts to come back at a later stage to re-train to gain true versatility and to further their careers. I have a friend who studied a Bachelor’s degree in Acting, but is now working professionally as a Singer, an Opera Singer who’s now getting steady work as an Actor, and another who trained as a Dancer but was made the Vocal Captain of the production she was working on due to her past training in music. While they specialised in tertiary, the foundation training they received when they were younger is what got them the performing job they are in now. Those heading into a career in performing arts need to make your selves as employable as possible through versatility and a strong foundation of training to have the best possible chance to succeed.

Singing doesn’t only offer you a future career path; it enriches your every day life as well. In taking regular singing lessons, students gain confidence in themselves, which translates into other facets of life such as public speaking, elocution, interpersonal skills and leadership abilities to name a few. Singing classes create a special kind of kinship and bond among students as they are constantly putting a little bit of themselves in their own unique voice out there, and in doing so pushing through not only physical but mental boundaries to improve.
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Testimonials:

I took private vocal lessons with Paige in order to build my confidence, build my technique in classical and musical theatre vocals and prepare for some very important upcoming auditions. Not only were her lessons fun and enjoyable, I felt immediately comfortable in her classes. I have come leaps and bounds under her training, am a much more skilled performer and I am so much more confident and happy in every day life because of it! I would recommend everyone looking for a teacher to go to Paige, you won’t regret it! – Olivia, 25

Singing lessons with Paige improved my technical and performance abilities, and each lesson I left feeling inspired and encouraged to seek new opportunities, work hard and chase my dreams. Her guidance, and mentorship is invaluable and I could not recommend her enough. – Laura, 18

Paige is a teacher whom greatly cares about her students. She challenges them, but always makes sure they are having fun. Paige encourages and inspires her students everyday due to her complete commitment to her own dream and voice. While I only studied with her briefly in both a group and private setting, she inspired me to audition for classical voice at WAAPA. I can honestly say I would not be doing a degree of a lifetime without her tutelage. In the year I spent learning with Paige, she taught me to have confidence in all aspects of my performance. She always has her students best interests in mind and as a student herself understands the pressures that you can be put under. Paige has been a great teacher and friend, and I can always rely on her for some inspiration – even when she’s on the other side of the country! – Megan, 20

These details were last updated on January 26, 2017