Singing at Vocalocity
A Message From Amelia
Singing lessons and vocal ensembles at Vocalocity are all about learning exciting ways to strengthen and express your singing voice in an engaging, happy, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. I welcome singers of all ages and specialise in contemporary music styles such as...
Rock, Pop, Jazz, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Contemporary Musical Theatre and more!
As a teacher, I am committed to ensuring I guide you to sing using techniques that are as efficient as they are vocally healthy. It's my hope that you leave the studio with a smile on your face, saying "that was FUN!".
"Singing is such a joyful and personal form of expression. At Vocalocity, we celebrate that every voice is unique. Like fingerprints, no two voices on this earth are the same." - Amelia Nell
Individuality. Creativity. Passion.
Laying the Foundations
Developing vocal technique and musicianship skills.
Learning about vocal health and how to look after your voice, as well as understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of your instrument.
Practising MP3 vocal exercises designed to help strengthen your voice.
Artistic and Creative Expression
Singing with emotion, connecting with the lyrics of a song and 'telling the story' (singers are storytellers after all!)
Using vocal tricks, stylistic embellishments and different musical elements (rhythmic patterns, phrasing, harmony etc.) to make your performance uniquely your own.
Embracing your musical authenticity through songwriting.
Getting a handle on performance anxiety and building confidence in a gentle and supportive way.
Learning proper microphone technique and how to use your mic to your advantage.
Engaging your audience through effective on-stage performance techniques.
Fabulous performance opportunities (scroll down for more info!).
Audition and Exam Preparation
We offer AMEB, HSC Music Examination and audition preparation including choosing the right repertoire to play to your strengths and best showcase your capabilities.
Vocalocity singers have auditioned for and have been accepted into a number of prestigious performing arts universities and schools including The Australian Institute of Music and The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School.
HSC students have achieved fantastic results in their examinations, which include landing places on the HSC Music 1 Honour Roll (read about one of our students' success in her Student Report here!).
The Vocalocity studio is beautifully light and spacious and conveniently located just a stone's throw away from Leura Mall and train/bus stations. We house state of the art technology for contemporary vocalists including high-end equipment brands and recording software.
Some of the equipment we use includes...
- A world-class professional digital piano (Yamaha CVP-709PE)
- Yamaha PA system
- Shure microphones (for live performance)
- Rode microphones and Apogee interfaces (for vocal and instrumental recording)
- TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2 (vocal designer for looping and vocal FX)
- Logic recording software
We also have several items available to borrow from our extensive music library including books, CD's, DVD's and even piano keyboards.
Vocalocity has become known for its' flair for putting on sparkling events in the form of small intimate singing soirées and large Showcase Concerts. Performances take place both in-house and in beautiful Blue Mountains venues such as the Ballroom at the Carrington Hotel, as well as in Orange at the Orange Regional Conservatorium. Also, a Vocalocity event is not complete without our signature champagne and canapés!
All Vocalocity singers are welcome to participate in regular performances dotted throughout the year. Our unique approach of conducting small masterclasses in the lead-up to a performance means that singers have the opportunity to workshop their pieces in a supportive environment along with other singers who are in the same boat.
Other performance opportunities include Eisteddfods and community invitations such as the Leura Village Fair, Katoomba Live & Local Music Festival and Christmas Carolling in Leura Mall.