Why take singing lessons?
- You voice is your instrument, and you always have it with you!
- You do not need to buy an instrument!
- A voice tutor can help you to use your voice correctly so as not to cause damage to the vocal cords.
- Tutors at AGAPE can help you increase your vocal range, build breath control, and develop the tone of your voice.
- You can have fun singing in the shower, doing karaoke, singing a solo with guitar, piano or backing trax, singing in a choir, joining a musical theatre group and so the list goes on.
Sharna has been teaching voice at AGAPE for the last six years. She loves teaching the art of singing, “ AGAPE has a great team of like-minded people, and it is a caring Christian environment” she said.
Sharna wanted to be a singer from the time she was a little girl, and she started taking singing lessons at the age of 12. Her formal qualifications include a Cert!V BSZ, and she has over 25 years of performance/teaching experience. She has performed in clubs in NSW and Queensland, and in overseas production shows. When performing she uses the name Sharna le Grande. Her performance career has given her many wonderful experiences including performing in Japan for a 3 month tour, and singing on the stages of cruise ships such as the QE2.
Two of Sharna’s favourite musical styles are Country/Rock and Musical Theatre. Her favourite artist is Dolly Parton.
Sharna is passionate about her family - her husband Danny and three children Crystal, Nikita and Vance. She loves to play tennis when time allows.
Sarah is a vocalist who is now studying for a Bachelor of Music at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. From the time she was a little girl her ambition was to be an opera singer and so she commenced singing lessons when she was 8 years of age, going on to achieve grade 8 Classical Voice with distinction , First Concert Certificate, and Advanced Performance Certificate by the time she was in year 12 at school. She has also studied piano at AGAPE.
Sarah was a member of the Australian Girls’ Choir and performed as part of that group for several years. As a soloist she has performed locally at numerous events including charity events such as the Bush Fire Brigade Aid at Bargo, the Anna Dudas Benefit Concert at the Cube, and Opera in the Paddock. She has featured in Christmas Carols at the Cube, Carols at Martin Place, and has recorded commercials for Qantas.
Sarah gained some teaching experience whilst in senior high school, coaching junior students and co-conducting a choir.
Her favourite musical style is classical opera and musical theatre.
Sarah is passionate about music, and she has also developed a passion for languages, especially Italian. She lived in Italy for 3 months as an exchange student, learning the language, seeing the sights, and singing in a church choir.