What our singers say about Kathleen Connell

Katrina Noela, Singer

“Being able to continue my singing lessons online has made it easy for me to keep the momentum of my progress going. It’s a bit different, but Kathleen still hears what my body is doing, or NOT doing and helps me correct it.”  

Clodagh Reid, Professional singer in Fleetwood Mac, Blondie, Eurythmics tribute acts

“As an experienced singer and performer, I found Kathleen's lessons to be very enjoyable and beneficial. I prepared much of my songs for my 'Who's That Girl?’ show with Kathleen and it really helped elevate and prepare my voice for the show.”

Nick Barkl, Digital Marketer

“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!”  

Jake Severino, Musical Theatre Performer

“I have learnt how breath is controlled and how to work with an accompanist as a collaborator. The most significant moment I noticed an improvement in my voice and performance was at Kathleen’s Studio Concert. I have gained true confidence as a singer.”  

Sara Miranda, Student and Folk Singer

“I have learnt so much about my voice. I can notice myself improving every lesson.”

Owen Alexander, composer and gigging singer

“Over the last few years working with Kathleen, I have noticed significant improvements to my breath control, pronunciation and tension reduction among other areas. I value her considered feedback each lesson, which is straightforward and easy to implement - a testament to Kathleen’s ability to relay her vast knowledge of the voice.”

Lisbeth Elsen, Health Professional

“With Kathleen’s guidance, I solved technical issues and my repertoire grew. I needed a slow, purposeful direction to improving my singing and Kathleen provides this.”

Vanessa Gray, Accountancy Professional

“From the very first lesson, I felt Kathleen would be able to get my singing going and I have continued my lessons because I’m confident she is helping me. I understand so much about singing because Kathleen gives not only tools for musical and tonal improvement, but also how your body works when singing.”

Katie Bell, Software Engineer

“Kathleen is a wonderful teacher; she can identify and explain clearly which muscles you need to relax or how to change your breathing to get that clear, steady sound you're looking for. Kathleen also provides recordings of the accompaniment, so I can sing along without lag, and it's helped me get better at keeping pitch unaccompanied rather than relying on singing with the piano.”

Erwin D'Souza, IT Professional

“Training with Kathleen, I learnt to shape the physical aspects of my voice through vocal ‘register stretching’ exercises. Now, I sing some advanced repertoire with a prestigious choral group.”

Sonia Tse, HSC Music 1 Candidate, 2019

"I got a Band 6 in Music 1, so I’d like to thank Kathleen for making it possible by helping me become a better singer."

Rena El-khoury, A+ for Grade 7 Music Theatre exam, 2020

"Working with Kathleen on accomplishing my Grade 7 Musical Theatre Exam, was slightly different to what I had expected at the start of this year. The outcome, though, was far better than I could have ever imagined; online lessons pushed me to improve my aural skills and ability to sing complex rhythms. Being able to continue to work with an accompanist was a true privilege, and in spite of all that has happened this year, I am even more motivated now to work towards my Grade 8 exam."

Anne Richardson, Singer

"Kathleen has an amazing depth of knowledge, helping me define and achieve my personal goals. I make tangible improvements with every lesson, and now sing with better quality, less effort and renewed confidence."

Kerrie Smit

"Through Kathleen’s consistent application of technique and feedback, I feel I’m making the right breakthroughs at just the right time. As a result of Kathleen’s guidance I’m enjoying singing even more than I used to and really enjoying the process of learning about my voice."
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