Wendy Cummins

Lessons recommence at the end of January 2021. Vacancies do fill quickly. Love to hear from you.

Singing Teacher/Vocal Coach

Some thoughts to consider.
Do you love singing?
Do you loose power in your voice when the tune you're singing is low?
Just can't reach higher notes well?
Do the higher notes you can reach lack strength and power?
Do you experience shifts in your voice when singing through your range from low to high or high to low?
Do you run out of breath easily?
Is your voice tired or hoarse after singing?

If you answered 'yes' to one or more of these questions, you'll enjoy singing lessons as they cover all these issues and more.

Here's a couple of tips to get you started.

  1. Keep your posture straight from head to toe as if your head is being pulled upwards by a piece of string.
  2. While keeping your shoulders still, breathe from your diaphragm allowing your belly and chest to expand.
  3. Focus your sound onto the roof of your mouth which creates vocal tone quality and strength.
  4. Initially sing quietly to achieve challenging higher notes. The power will come later.
  5. Also singing quietly encourages your voice into tune and perfect pitch.

Many years ago one of my students couldn't sing in tune at first but within 18 months he sang 'Music of the Night' from 'Phantom of the Opera' and was brilliant.
Many of my students join local stage production companies and gain leading singing roles. Recently one of my 16 year old students played the lead role of Christine, also from Phantom. This was a great challenge for her but she achieved it and received standing ovations. Shortly after this event she received a trophy for the best female singer in her age group, a prestigious local singing award. These students owe their success to training and their own passion to sing including their hard work and determination to succeed.

For students who enjoy achieving goals, the Australian Music Board Vocal Examinations are available and are taken annually. Results of A + Distinction and B+ Credit and are not uncommon for my students. These exams are by no means compulsory and it's not an issue with me if students don't take them. It's not for everyone.

I enjoy helping VCE and HSC students with their final school years singing assessments and preparation for their exams.

If you love singing, you don’t need to have a naturally gifted or even tuneful voice because with training, determination and perseverance you will succeed.

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Contact: 0466 155 243
Email: donandwendyc@gmail.com

Outskirts Of Wodonga, 6 Minutes
164 Frederic Road
Leneva, VIC
0466 155 243


Details last updated on January 12, 2021