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Wesfarmers Arts Virtual Singing Classes have been designed to share the joy of music and keep you singing with Lisa Harper-Brown. Each Monday Lisa will share a video with you (one video a week for six weeks). Lisa will focus on having fun as well as providing vocal and breathing techniques. You'll be able to take the lesson at your own leisure and re-watch as many times as you like.

This series is available free to registered participants via WAO website with thanks to the support of Principal Partner, Wesfarmers Arts.

WATCH LESSONS

LESSON ONE

Lesson one focuses on posture and breathing which go hand in hand with the jaw and the tongue.

LESSON TWO

Lesson two will build on the concepts of breath flow, tongue/jaw placement, correct posture and we will also introduce the technical concept of the "cry tone

LESSON THREE

Lesson three technical concept of the "cry tone" and introduce Physical Activation techniques to assist with your singing. 

LESSON FOUR

Lesson four continues to build on the technical concepts (Posture, Breathing, Air flow, Cry tone and Physical Activation) and progress with the aria, Wade in the Water.

LESSON FIVE

Lesson five welcomes a special guest, baritone Sam Roberts-Smith, who provides some particularly handy tips for our male vocalists. Together we'll continue to build on the technical concepts we've learnt to date and progress with the aria, Wade in the Water.

LESSON SIX

Time to review all the wonderful techniques we're learnt and culminate with the aria, Wade in the Water

 

VOCAL AND LANGUAGE COACH

LISA HARPER BROWN
Critically acclaimed as ‘radiant both vocally and visually‘, Lisa Harper-Brown is a unique and commanding performer. Lisa made her debut for Opera Australia singing Pamina in ‘The Magic Flute’. Since then performances including Fiordiligi in ‘Così fan Tutte’, Helena in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Rosalinde in ‘Die Fledermaus’, and Elsa in ‘Lohengrin’, have delighted both critics and audiences alike, culminating in a prestigious Helpmann Award for her portrayal of Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’.

Possessing a vast concert repertoire, and recognised for her ability to cross genres and styles, Lisa is a highly regarded Concert, Festival and Recital performer, having appeared throughout Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and New Zealand. Her most recent musical collaboration saw her joining forces with Japanese Marimbist, Naoto Segawa, in Epiphanies: performing traditional vocal repertoire which has been reinvented for new musical landscapes. Plans for touring Epiphanies in Festivals throughout the Asia Pacific are currently in progress.

Lisa is heard regularly in ABC Classic FM's Sunday Live! Series and on Radio NZ Concert, has recorded many new works with NZSO, and has released two CDs dedicated to Australian Art Song. She currently divides her time between her performing commitments and her other passion: Teaching. Having taught in a variety of educational settings, Lisa’s extensive ‘on-stage’ experience, research into many schools of Vocal Pedagogy and language proficiency make her a highly sought-after Voice Teacher, Choral Trainer and Conductor, and Adjudicator.