About Me

I am a part-time voice teacher (full-time Mum!) based in Ballarat, Victoria.

My background is in classical voice and I teach a wide range of styles from classical to contemporary, specializing in Music Theatre technique and enhancing each singers' own unique sound.

I am an active member of the Victorian Chapter of ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing). I attend regular PD sessions and am always interested to hear about new ways of learning and new developments in research and teaching. Some of the most recent and notable PD courses have been (although, I have been a bit quiet in the last five years as I've become a Mum to two lovely little girls who take up a bit more of my free time!);

Anaphylaxis E-Training Jan 2020
Resonate National Conference Sep 2018
Music Theatre Workshop Mar 2018
Styles Day and Masterclass July 2015
ACCET Choral Conductors Summer School Jan 2014
Exploring Ornamentation and Improvisation in Jazz and Baroque Music - Oct 2013 presented by Vivian Hamilton and Michelle Nicole
... and many many more!

I am the Contemporary Vocal chairperson for the prestigious Royal South Street Eisteddfod.

Around town, I have been quite involved in local musical theatre productions either on stage or as a choral director and I also teach at Ballarat Grammar.  Next year (2019) I will be performing in Lyrics production of Jekyll and Hyde as Lady Beaconsfield and also assisting with the choral work.  I also choral direct the annual Ballarat Grammar school musical.  

Six years ago, I created and implemented a mentoring business plan which was a huge success and gave me the chance to pass on much of my knowledge to two aspiring teachers.  Throughout the 12 months mentoring program, I was able to accelerate and support their growth and learning enabling them to become an affiliate teacher and a very valued member of my music school. 

With two young children now, I am teaching part-time but still remain very connected and passionate about my work.  
 
Qualifications
Diploma Associate in Music, Australia (AMusA) 2005
Estill Voice Training System Levels 1 & 2 2007
Grade 5 Theory of Music 1995
Grade 5 Piano Practical 1993
Memberships
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Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing
Royal South Street Society - Section Chair - Contemporary Vocal
Training
Anaphylaxis E-Training - January 2020
Epipen Training - January 2012
First Aid Level 1 Training - December 2011
Useful Links
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Contact Us
Carolyn Bennett
30 Raglan Street North, Ballarat Central 3350
Ph: 0417 352 492