Clayton South and Brunswick
$80 per hour / $40 half-hour (inc GST)
Ian is one of Melbourne's leading Broadway/musical theatre vocal coaches. His students can be heard in professional and amateur productions across the country and around the world. He holds a master's degree in musical theatre, a bachelor's degree in drama, an AMusA in flute performance, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. His honours thesis was entitled Transposition in Jonathan Larson's RENT, and his master's examined Jason Robert Brown's early-career compositional techniques. In his spare time he is working on his PhD in musical theatre at Monash University.
Ian has been an active member of the Melbourne theatre community for close to twenty years in such varied roles and shows as Jesus Christ Superstar (Flute), Chicago (Mary Sunshine), Oklahoma! (Chorus Master), Finian's Rainbow (Flute/Piccolo), The Sound of Music (Flute/Piccolo), Barnum (Ringmaster), Hook: The Pantomime (Flute), RENT (Musical Director), Into the Woods (MD), the Victorian amateur premiere of Parade (2007 Revised Version - MD), Sweeney Todd (MD), The Witches of Eastwick (Michael Spofford), The Producers (MD), Grease (Vocal Coach), Little Shop of Horrors (Flute), Sticks and Stones: A New Musical in Workshop (Vocal Coach), Ragtime (Flute/Piccolo), SPAMALOT (MD), and Urinetown (MD).
$70 per hour / $35 per half-hour (inc GST)
Shelley studied Music Performance on voice at the Victorian College of the Arts. An experienced singer and multi-instrumentalist, she has taught singing, piano and woodwinds for many years and performed all over Australia.
She was a founding member, arranger and occasional songwriter for a cappella group Blue Notion, whose self-titled album recently came runner-up for Best Album in Vocal Australia's PLAY awards. Shelley also spent several years singing with VoxSynergy under the direction of Kathryn Sadler. She has trained with members of The Real Group, The Idea of North and Tripod.
Shelley is also no stranger to musical theatre having performed both onstage and in orchestra pits, many times, as well as musically directed several productions. Some highlights include The Boy Friend (Maisie),Grease (Jan), Fiddler On The Roof (Shprintze), Fame (Serena), Les Misérables(Ensemble), Into The Woods (Rapunzel), Seussical (Flute), Jesus Christ Superstar (Reed), The Wedding Singer (Keys), Young Frankenstein (Reed),Little Women (Percussion), The Producers (Keys), Hairspray (MD), The Pirates Of Penzance (co-MD) and Avenue Q (MD).
$60 per hour / $30 per half-hour (inc GST)
Omar is an experienced singer, having studied and performed for many years across several genres. His involvement in musical theatre began in the Victorian Youth Theatre’s musical theatre ensemble program. He is a member of the Melbourne vocal ensemble Choristry, singing on their two albums, ‘Folksong’ and ‘Aurora’. He has sung under several of Melbourne’s prominent choral directors, including Trevor Jones and Dan Walker. His previous teaching experience includes working as an acting coach in the “Acting Antics” theatre company for children.
Omar has been involved in musical theatre for almost twenty years, working both onstage and backstage. He has performed both lead and character roles in shows including Oliver! (Ensemble), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reuben), The Furtive Fortunes of Fickle Fate (Adam), The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble), Bugsy Malone (Knuckles), Return to the Forbidden Planet (Cookie), Finian’s Rainbow (Ensemble), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Percy), Spamalot (Not Dead Fred), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas).