Source: Sevcon School of Contemporary Singing Facebook page
With countless singing competitions around the world, and even more artists trying to break into the business; singing has become an increasingly popular talent. It's been said that anyone can sing - they just need the right coaching. So whether you're trying to make a career out of it, or just singing for fun, where can you find the best singing lessons in Sydney?
The Sevcon School of Contemporary Singing in Blakehurst has been my musical home for the past 5 years and I have never been disappointed with my experience there. The staff are highly knowledgable, and cultivate personal relationships with each student. There's the opportunity to perform on stage each month, as well as the option of songwriting lessons. It's perfect for any type of singer, from someone who simply sings for fun, to someone who is striving to be recognised by industry professionals.
I usually went to private singing lessons. There was someone in Drummoyne who was lovely. Otherwise a stint or two at Brent St is good. Otherwise volunteering in the local church choir is a good singing lesson in itself.
Being a uni student, Im always discovering new short courses that my own uni and that of others are offering. I recently heard that they are running a variety of short courses at the University of Sydney in regards to music and creative genres. They have something called the Conservatorium Open Academy who help teach the basics and gradually offer short courses to cater different levels of difficulty.
I took singing lessons a few years ago at The Music Practice in Surry Hills. As a beginner, we had a weekly group lesson and one-on-one lesson once a week too. At the end of the term you do a showcase and get to invite people to watch, which is nerve-wracking!
However, their website appears to be down - I hope they haven't closed, because all of the staff were wonderful and so welcoming.