Whether you're looking for a professional Career in singing or just for fun, The Australian Company of Performing Arts provides you with the opportunity to undertake vocal lessons privately or in our performance teams.
Our highly qualified vocal coaches are fun, friendly and inviting. They are hired to ensure that you see improvement from the moment you walk in the door. Work on your vocal range and breathing technique to ensure you develop enough control whilst singing in order to maximise your performance. Our staff are experienced in various styles whether that be MUSICAL THEATRE, POP, RNB or JAZZ. In addition to the vocal technique being developed in lessons, we further your education with performance training which includes: microphone technique, confidence, stage presence and so much more. Its an over all package to make you a great singer!
WE STRIVE TO GIVE EVERY VOCAL STUDENT THE TOOLS, ADVICE AND EDUCATION TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS!
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International Downbeat award winner, Erin McKellar, holds a bachelor of music, specializing in jazz performance from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, alongside an Associate Diploma in Musical Theatre.
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Most recently Erin, has returned from New York having been selected for American Theatre Wing’s, SpringboardNYC program. During this intensive, Erin was mentored by renowned Broadway actors, director and casting agents, including Jack O’brien, David Henry Hwany, Lucy Liu, Corey Hawkins and David Caparelliotis. During her time in New York, Erin also performed as a guest vocalist at the Lincoln Centre’s, Dizzy’s Coca Cola Jazz Club. This year Erin was selected as finalist for the prestigious James Morrison Vocal Scholarship. As an educator and researcher Erin has presented her work at the Beacon Conference for Undergraduate research and soon to be presenting at the International Jazz Voice Conference held in Helsinki. In 2015 Erin undertook a Jazz singers intensive summer workshop in London at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During the previous year Erin was selected as a mentor for the 2014 New York Jazz Symposium in Melbourne, working along side some of New Yorks finest Jazz musicians. Other achievements include receiving the Edith and Ern memorial award first place in Music Theatre vocals, State Theatre Company Award for Excellence in Drama, receiving a scholarship to attend the New York Julliard Jazz Winter School, SACE Merits in both Music and Drama as well as professional work such as Westfield productions, live children shows and the Fringe.
Erin has a great passion for educating, inspiring and encouraging students to explore their creativity in the area of vocal, music and performing. She values every opportunity she has to instill confidence and teach music to a new generation. Erin currently teaches private vocal as well as the Music Theatre Group at ACPA.
Music Theatre Director
Born and raised in Adelaide, Stephanie has competed in winning Adelaide and Melbourne Eisteddfods & completed ballet studies in Cecchetti & Borovansky syllabi -Tap CSTD Gold Cross.
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Stephanie studied dance at the Barbara Jayne Dance Centre and singing with Pauline Jamieson. She completed her ballet studies in both Cecchetti and Borovansky syllabi and received her CSTD Gold Cross in tap. Stephanie competed in Eisteddfods winning championships and aggregates in Melbourne and Adelaide. After completing her schooling, she continued her studies with The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she received a BA in Music Theatre. Upon graduation, Stephanie was awarded the Leslie Anderson award for Best showcase. She made her professional debut in Love Never Dies (RUC) the sequel to Phantom Of The Opera working under the direction of Andrew Lloyd Webber. She starred in A Chorus Line (TLP) as Maggie which toured both nationally and internationally. This went onto receive the Helpmann Award for Best Musical. She also starred alongside Geoffrey Rush and Magda Szubanski in A Funny Thing Happened Along the Way to the Forum (GFO) performing for Stephen Sondheim the composer of the show. Other credits include Anything Goes (WAAPA), Ragtime(WAAPA), Cabaret (WAAPA), The Producers (TPC), Pirates of Penzance (TPC) and Sweet Charity (HTC). TV credits include Mr & Mrs Murder and several televised live events.
After completing high school with merits in solo and ensemble performance through Brighton Secondary School’s Special Interest Music Program, Ben began his Bachelor of Music specialising in Jazz Vocals at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2007.
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During this time, he performed regularly as one of the most sought-after male vocalists in Adelaide performing at a number of weddings, corporate and private functions.
During his tertiary studies, Ben began his career in vocal education in both private academies and throughout government and non-government schools using the Voicecraft and Estill techniques as a basis, focussing on the fundamental stylistic approach to music and singing. He is also an accomplished choirs and vocal ensemble educator specialising in Jazz, Musical Theatre and contemporary styles.
Ben currently performs with the high-energy gospel group The Gospo Collective under the direction of Charmaine Jones-Devasagayam, has previously worked with Trace Canini in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and has made appearances as a guest vocalist with the Adelaide Youth Superband and more recently headlining the ‘ASO Does Disco’ show with The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked alongside Jessica Mauboy, James Morrision, Silvie Paladino and Paulini in various performances.
Ben is also currently the Managing Director of Gospo Enterprises Pty Ltd which acts as a booking agent and provides talent management in the Adelaide, South Australia region, as well as providing Event Management and Production Support for both small and large-scale projects.