About Kathleen Connell

A passionate and expert singing teacher dedicated to helping you reach your performance goals

Helping you grow as a singer

As a professional vocal coach, Kathleen’s mission is to give you the skills and techniques for a well-functioning voice, so you can confidently sing a range of styles and genres.

Kathleen’s love of singing began at a young age, when she performed in community theatre through to her professional performance career. Her broad knowledge of classical and popular songs means she can cater to most preferences.

By assessing your individual vocal abilities, Kathleen helps you go beyond your comfort zone to explore genres you may not have thought to. This is how you develop as a singer.

Dedicated to your singing success

With more than 20 years as a professional singer and singing teacher, Kathleen understands the process required to achieve your singing goals. Her experience includes:

  • performing as a permanent and freelance artist for major Australian arts companies
  • post-grad qualifications in singing teaching: Master of Vocal Pedagogy (Western Sydney University)
  • expertise in voice anatomy, physiology, repairing technical singing issues, practical advice on your repertoire choice
  • presenting at international and national conferences on singers, singers’ careers and establishing a singing teaching business
  • published author of a chapter on career trajectories for singers in the anthology: Handbook on the Geographies of Creativity (Edward Elgar Publishing) and in the article series, Musical Livelihoods, Musical Education Journal
  • PhD from Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

Kathleen regularly pursues ongoing professional development to bring you the latest in singing training.

A keen cyclist and gardener in her free time, she also enjoys travel and reading.

Want to develop your voice to its best potential?

Learn how to sing with one of Australia’s foremost singing teachers.

What you get when you work with Kathleen

  • Solid, evidence-based foundations in singing technique, helping you develop a strong, versatile voice
  • Someone who listens to your goals and matches them with your voice and experience level
  • Training in more than just ‘how to sing’. Explore ways to move, interpret a song, connect with your audience, and deal with performance anxiety.
  • Receive regular singing advice and studio news to keep learning your craft

Kathleen works with experienced and beginner singers, including high school and HSC Music students, singer-songwriters, amateur and professional singers, music theatre performers and classical and opera singers.

Singer Testimonials

  • “I have thoroughly enjoyed learning a wide range of repertoire while training in singing with Kathleen. She really invests in choosing the right song for your level.”
    Alex Malubag
  • “Following abdominal surgery I thought I'd lost my strength and flexibility for supported breath flow in singing. Kathleen's lessons have helped me regain strength and flexibility, surpassing my expectations. If you are looking for a holistic and personalised approach to your musical journey, you'll find your breathing, vocal agility and range improving, as you develop your singing while working with Kathleen.”
    Belinda Mar
  • “Kathleen has really helped me rediscover my love of singing. I cannot recommend her highly enough! Online singing lessons give me the flexibility to continue my lessons from home without sacrificing the valuable weekly insights provided by Kathleen. We practice technique, discover new songs, and, most importantly, have fun!”  
    Nick Barkl, Digital Marketer