About

Philisophy

At Glengrove Studio, sharing our passion for music and the voice with lots of Canberra singers and performers is our priority and privilege. We offer a holistic approach to learning to sing and perform, whether for leisure, amateur or professional pursuits.

What you will find at Glengrove Studio:

  • Compassion, respect, punctuality and confidentiality
  • Holistic tuition based on research of voice science, performance coaching and the arts industry
  • Tuition customised to your individual musical preferences, vocal/medical needs and learning style
  • Gentle encouragement towards appropriate goals or outcomes
  • Exposure to contemporary music genres
  • Specialisation in music theatre pedagogy and performance
  • Flexible attendance and payment options

What you won’t find at Glengrove Studio:

  • Lessons teaching you how to sound like a particular singer
  • Karaoke sessions where you sing without development
  • Classical/operatic voice tuition

Some examples of goals regularly achieved at Glengrove Studio through ongoing singing tuition or vocal coaching:

  • Building a foundational singing technique
  • Audition preparation for a school musical or choir
  • Audition preparation for a community theatre project
  • Audition preparation for tertiary performing arts schools
  • Building confidence to speak or sing in public
  • Rehabilitation following vocal damage or disorder
  • Exploring the therapeutic benefits of singing

Having someone who genuinely cares and has a passion for music and teaching is such a gift not only to my life but to my journey as a musician.

Ruby Larsen, Full-time Student

About Sharon Tree

The only thing greater than my passion for music is my love for facilitating transformative experiences in people’s lives…unearthing their God-given treasures of creativity, vocal freedom and confidence. Those “a-ha” moments never grow old! Sharon Tree

I have lived and breathed music since at least the age of five, although an enthusiasm for dancing to rock and pop music began around age three!  

The recorder band and school choir in early primary school were quickly followed by flute and then piano lessons. High school years were full of bands, choirs, musicals, concerts and an obsession with Countdown. I pursued my passion through tertiary study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Music) majoring in piano turned out to be just the beginning, as thirteen years later I returned to postgraduate study, specialising in the teaching of singing. After moving to Canberra in 2005, I started a small business as a piano and vocal tutor. This has grown to focus on the teaching of singing exclusively, with an emphasis on musical theatre.

  • Graduate Certificate of Music Studies (2004, Qld Conservatorium)
  • Granted Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music) (1991, Qld Conservatorium)
  • AMEB Exams: Piano 7th Grade, Flute 6th Grade, Theory 5th Grade
  • Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS)
  • Australian Voice Association (AVA)
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS, U.S.)
  • 2019 - pit singer for The Producers (Dramatic Productions)
  • 2016 – keyboard in orchestra for Wicked (Free Rain Theatre Company) at Canberra Theatre.
  • 2015 - Assistant Director/Vocal Coach Jesus Christ Superstar (Pee Wee Productions) at AIS Arena.
  • 2015 – Keyboard in orchestra for Jesus Christ Superstar (Pee Wee Productions) at AIS Arena.
  • 2014 - Musical Director for Sunset Boulevard (Queanbeyan City Council) at The Q.
  • 2014 - keyboard in orchestra for Legally Blonde (Free Rain Theatre Company) at ANU Arts Centre.
  • 2013 - Reed 1 in orchestra for Phantom of the Opera (Free Rain Theatre Company) at Canberra Theatre.
  • 2012 - Musical Director for Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds (Supa Productions) at ANU Arts Centre.
  • 2012 - Vocal Coach and Flautist for Peter Pan (Brindabella Christian College) at Gungahlin College Theatre.
  • 2011 - CAT Award for Best Musical Director for Blood Brothers.
  • 2011 & 2012 - Musical Director - Blood Brothers (Queanbeyan City Council) at The Q.
  • 2010 - vocal coach and flautist for Beauty & the Beast (Brindabella Christian College) at Hawker College Theatre.
  • 1989-91 - soprano with the Qld Pops Orchestra Singers under Colin Harper.
  • 1984-1988 - ensemble and lead roles in Wynnum SHS musicals and variety concerts.
  • Contemporary Singing and Performing
  • Performance Coaching
  • Musicianship and Theory
  • AMEB Music Theatre Examinations
  • Piano (not current)
  • 2013-2017 – co-founder and Director of One Voice Community Choir, Weston Creek.
  • 1999-2005 - worship leader and team member, Gateway Baptist Church.
  • 1997-1999 - Creative Arts Director, SouthGate Wesleyan Methodist Church.
  • Vocal soloist for church, weddings, professional duo, community events.
  • Keyboardist/pianist in bands for church, weddings, parties, concerts and the like.
  • Piano accompanist for vocal ensembles, vocal and instrumental soloists, in examination, competition and performance situations.
  • Choral and instrumental conducting.
  • Choral and concert band performances in high school and during tertiary study.
  • Tree, S. (2004). Performance Anxiety: What causes the singer to ‘choke’ and how to overcome such problems. In Nisbet, N. (Ed.) Australian Voice, 10. Bowen Hills: Australian Academic Press.
 

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