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Sue Kingham - Singing teacher
Sue Kingham is a highly qualified Perth-based singing teacher, with the expertise and experience to get your voice to where you want it to be!
"I have over 30 years of performance experience and have been running my own successful singing studio for 17 years. I can help you to understand and solve problems and personalise your training to fix and build your voice - much like a personal trainer would. I aim to develop and increase your range with no breaks or sudden changes in quality, to improve your vocal strength, develop your tone, and give you access to all dynamics without fatigue or damage to the voice. I love working with absolute beginners just as much as I love working with professionals. I am happy to teach and support you, wherever you are at.
I will help you to explore styles to figure out your own voice, work in the stylistic direction you want to go, and target songs to help build your technique. I can also assist you in picking appropriate repertoire for your stage of growth and work extensively with many students on original material. I also assist students in choosing and working on audition material for music theatre, current vocal competitions and much more.
My studio has a microphone and PA to assist in teaching you microphone technique in professional performance, so that you're not intimidated by microphones and can utilise them in a confident and professional manner.
I can teach you performance skills to help you deal with nerves before and during performance and help you to communicate the meaning, lyrics and intention of the song. I will also run performance courses and an end of year concert and more, to give you healthy goals to work towards. This gives you the opportunity to practice performance in a safe and supportive environment. From my personal and professional point of view, these are key elements you need to learn and develop before bringing yourself into the public sphere. Allowing yourself time to privately grow and develop as an artist so that you feel confident in your own abilities, gives you the tools to make a stronger impact when you enter the public domain.
I absolutely love what I do, and enjoy seeing my students progress and get through hurdles to go on and achieve their goals."
What IVA Vocal Technique will teach you:
Applicable to all styles from Pop, Rock, Blues, to Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Classical.
For the beginner student to the professional vocalist.
Develop a solid vocal technique and learn to keep your voice strong and healthy.
Learn to sing in a free and natural manner, smoothly, from the bottom of your range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality.
Increase your vocal range
Improve breath control
Improve tonal clarity, resonance, flexibility and access to all dynamics.
Improve vocal strength and quality without fatigue or damage to the voice.
Sue Kingham has been performing and teaching singing in Perth, Western Australia for over 30 years. She has been running her own successful singing studio for 17 years and was instrumental in bringing out SLS Master Teachers to WA. She studied under some of the worlds top voice and vocal pedagogy trainers with SLS for 10 years and reached Level 4.5 as a teacher. In 2013 Sue left that organisation to join the new organisation Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA). Sue became a Mentor Teacher in IVA in 2014 and continues to grow as a vocalist and voice teacher. Sue is currently Area Representative (AR) for IVA in Western Australia, and was made an IVA Ambassador in 2017.
Sue also taught for over 26 years at the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in the Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance and Contemporary Music Education Courses. Sue has taught principal studies and performance units in these courses, as well as teaching for WAAPA's Explore Courses, namely the Contemporary Vocal Performance Workshop, Jazz Vocal Workshop and Jazz Vocal Masterclass. From July 2015 Sue decided to focus her attention on building her private vocal studio.
Sue teaches students in various styles including contemporary commercial, music theatre, R&B, Jazz, and original music and specialises in technique and performance skills, both on a one-to-one basis and in workshops.