“Petrina Bishop, Perth’s Premiere Vocal Specialist” Tony Serve, Radio Announcer, 6PR
Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
All Ages ~ All Genres ~ All Levels
Once Only – Wkly – Ftnly! – How Often You Would Like!
Book Your 30 – 45 – 60 minute session now – School Term – School Holidays
Terms & Conditions 2019
Professional performer Petrina Bishop focuses on private classical training, finding it incredibly rewarding passing on her passion & knowledge of music as a vocal coach. She teaches privately from her home in Ardross, W.A. Petrina has been teaching singing to all ages for the last 16 years. Students have achieved many accolades under her tutelage. Some have gone on to further their studies at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts & U.W.A. Music, while others are performing professionally on a national and international level. Singing lessons are classically based so all genres can be explored allowing the student to achieve the best from their voice.
Music Theory Jam Sessions
Music Theory is an essential element when learning a musical instrument! Its very own language!
Often when the chosen instrument is singing, music theory is frequently overlooked, in the student’s formative years, causing struggle for the young musician when needing to apply it practically. Teaching classical voice for nearly 16 years and working within the professional entertainment industry for 40, has given me the appreciation of having this aspect of music introduced to me! It has given me a strong musical foundation & contributed to me going from an amateur singer to a professional performer, permitting me to confidently stand side by side next to fellow professional musicians. There is nothing worse when the Musical Conductor requests a musical requirement, and you’re the only one in the room who has no idea what they’re asking of you. The conductor is frustrated, the musicians have lost all respect for you, and the producer is furious, as this has extended the rehearsal into overtime, and time is money. Therefore, AKANNA Entertainment has launched Music Theory Jam Sessions bringing a practical element to it, specifically designed for vocalists! These sessions transfer music theory from one dimensional to three. Taking it off the page, translating it for the vocal instrument, showing how it works within the music industry.
Feel free to book a private session or get a few friends along!
School Holiday Vocal Critique Workshop: Youth
Classically trained professional performer Petrina Bishop is offering an exciting opportunity to attend a specialised vocal critique workshop.
Within this workshop Petrina Bishop will critique and implement new technique into the voice, allowing a stronger foundation and new sounds realised within the persons instrument.
Each participant will have individual time spent with Petrina, with a song pre-chosen by the partaker, allowing Petrina Bishop to fully concentrate on the voice.
The other members will sit in, and be spectators to each other’s time with Petrina Bishop, so learning can continue.
Tuesday, 22nd January 2019: 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Minimum Spaces Available.
2004 – 2019
Private Vocal Coach
2002 – 2012
After spending 3 years with Opera Australia Petrina Bishop returned to Perth and took up a part-time position of Vocal Coach & Choir Director at a private college, & opened the first performance school in W.A. for children, since the Johnny Young Talent School. Petrina Bishop created a strong vocal program, a place where students could develop their musical gifts.
2004 – 2012
Mandurah Catholic College – Vocal Coach & Choir Director
- Preparation of Performances: Solo, Ensembles & Choirs.
2002 – 2004
The Rising Stars Performance School
– Sole Proprietor Performance & Vocal Coach Workshops.
– Singing & Musical Theatre
– 160 Students
– Ages 6 – 16yrs
Mandurah Catholic College Musical Productions
2012: The Wizard Of Oz – Vocal Coach, Chorus Director & Musical Conductor
2010: Fame – Vocal Coach & Chorus Director
2008: Into The Woods – Vocal Coach & Chorus Director
2006: Flapper – Vocal Coach & Chorus Director
Eisteddfods – 1st & 2nd Placements
The Catholic Performing Arts Festival – Honourable Mentions
2006: Godspell – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre ~ Vocal & Chorus Director
“My partner and I can highly recommend Petrina as a singing coach and mentor in all things musical .. it’s always a pleasure to have her pass on her knowledge and enthusiasm .. sometimes we wonder if we are worthy recipients of all her treasures …..” David Major.
“In my many years working with and learning from Petrina she helped me grow not only vocally but as an artist. Not only does she teach you all the tools and techniques which are required to be a great singer but she also taught me many lessons for life and success in the music industry, she always helped me set myself goals and pushed me far beyond my limits in order to achieve them.
In the time i worked with Petrina she helped explore many different styles of music, opened up my vocal range and helped me find my true voice. She expanded my repertoire into various genres i was yet to explore like classical, musical theatre and jazz.
Petrina has always challenged me not only mentally and vocally but most importantly she challenged me to let down my guard , open my heart and taught me to perform with true emotion which i believe is the most important tool in becoming a true artist.
Petrina is not only a professional vocal coach but she loves music and loves to teach, she has been a key player in my success in Music and i would recommend her to all singers of all ages and levels.”
~ Teacher ~ Coach ~
Singing ~ Music ~ Theory
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