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Jenny Sawer's Singing Studio

Welcome to Jenny Sawer's singing studio!

Thank you for taking the time to find out about singing lessons with me. I teach privately in Watson on Wednesdays and at Canberra Girls Grammar Senior School on Thursday and Friday.

Jenny currently has a waiting list, but please contact her if you are interested in lessons and she will let you know if she has any cancellations.

I am a classically trained singer with a Bachelor of Music (1st Class Honours) from the Canberra School of Music, ANU. I have been performing for twenty-five years and teaching for eighteen years. I am interested in many different vocal styles, and I teach classical and contemporary styles including folk, pop, rock, jazz, blues and music theatre. I also regularly perform as a soloist and in various groups in different genres.

Singing is very therapeutic and you will find your confidence levels and self-awareness will improve from learning to sing. Singing is great for those who are shy of public speaking and dealing with other work/school situations that require a strong, confident voice and personality.

I teach teenagers and adults. I usually only accept students age 12 and over. This is negotiable depending on the maturity and situation of a young person. New students are not expected to audition or even be able to read music or know any music theory. It is okay if you have no experience with singing. I work with beginners and advanced singers at an individual pace.

I am an avid researcher and I'm always reading up on vocal techniques in different vocal styles. I have a particular interest in anatomy and how the body is involved with singing. I will suggest various books on vocal technique that you should read, and I can provide lots of tips on vocal health and encourage healthy living to help you in the development of your instrument - I am a holistic teacher and believe that singers need to learn to be open and relaxed within their mind and body in order to produce strong, beautiful sounds.

I have sound equipment in lessons and encourage regular practice with a microphone, particularly for those students working on contemporary singing. I also have access to the internet for downloading songs, backing tracks, sheet music, and so on.

I am always on the lookout for performing opportunities for my students, including auditions for shows/groups, exams, performances in the community etc. I encourage regular performances to help students deal with nerves and improve your skills in becoming a confident, comfortable, talented performer. I also hold regular workshops and concerts for my students so they have ongoing goals to work towards.

It is a good idea to commit to at least one term of lessons before deciding whether to continue or not. Improving your singing voice won't happen overnight, but it will happen!

Lastly, I should say that I just love to teach and I feel fortunate to be a part of each of students' musical journey! I look forward to your call or email!

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