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Laura Loach

Wellington
Flute Lessons, Singing Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Drama Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Qualifications: PG Dip Mus - Classical Performance Voice, BMus Classical Performance Voice, Grad Dip Teaching (Secondary), ATCL in Performance Speech and Drama (Distinction),
  • Pricing: $60 per hour, $45 per 45min, $30 per half hour
  • Styles: Classical, musical theatre, contemporary, pop, jazz, choral, barbershop, other.
  • Suitability: Any age or stage welcome!

Bio

CLASSICAL, MUSICAL THEATRE, JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY.
South Island born and raised soprano, Laura Loach grew up in a small town which had many and varied performance opportunities from Barbershop to Musical Theatre to Jazz and Classical performance. Here she found her passion for performance and fell in love with both musical theatre and classical genres. During this time she completed her ABRSM singing, flute and theory exams along with her ATCL in Performance Speech and Drama (Distinction).

Laura moved to Wellington to continue to pursue her passion for performance. She studied at New Zealand School of Music, gaining both her BMus and PGDip Mus in Classical Performance under the tutelage of Flora Edwards, who she continues to study with. She also completed her Grad Dip Teaching (Secondary) with Massey University.

Laura continues to pursue her passion for performance, working with NZ Opera Chorus as well as various community performances, competitions and concert performances. Laura’s previous roles have included; Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Mrs Ducat in Polly by John Gay, Juno in Semele By Handel, Mrs Grose in Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten, Kate in Pirates of Penzance and Gianetta in The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan.

Laura has also performed in the Chapman Tripp Opera chorus in the productions of The Bartered Bride and The Flying Dutchman and will sing in the 2016 production of Die Zaubeflöte.

Laura is a passionate creative person who is dedicated to teaching and inspiring students to excel in the Arts. She has worked as a private singing teacher, as well as a classroom Music and Drama teacher and is comfortable teaching a wide range of genres and styles. She has been involved in coaching Aotea College’s National Champion Girls Barbershop Chorus ACBC, as well as coaching various quartets. Laura has also had experience in training students towards their NCEA performance assessments (both in Music and Drama). She has worked with a variety of learners including children, teenagers and adults in solo and group settings. Laura is passionate about working with performers at all ages and stages and aims to tailor the lessons to each student’s specific needs and requirements.

Teaching Info

Laura is a well qualified singer and teacher of music and drama. She believes that every student should develop a good set of technical skills, no matter what genre they intend to perform. She strongly believes that students grow in confidence and learn more comprehensively in a positive environment where they are passionate about what they are learning. Her studio provides a space for students to explore their interests and challenge themselves in a positive and engaging way. She focusses on skills such as; breathing technique, tone development, healthy voice production, diction for speech and singing, artistic style and stage presence many with any other skills a performer needs.

Laura has been working as a classroom music and drama teacher, as well as itinerant singing and flute teaching. She has sound knowledge of both NCEA music and drama, as well as Royal Schools ABRSM and Trinity College of London syllabi. She is currently focussing on expanding her private teaching as well as working as an itinerant teacher and freelance singer.

Laura has been trained in Bel Canto style and uses these techniques combined with a sound knowledge of physiology, experience in other genres and a flexible teaching style to create a lesson that suits the student in front of her.

Along with singing lessons she can also offer Drama lessons / prepare students for auditions and beginner Flute and Piano lessons.

See Laura’s website for further information:
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