Musical Theatre Singing

Preparing students for the professional world of Musical Theatre.

Students work towards AMEB Musical Theatre Singing exams.

Regular performance opportunities.


Piano lessons age five to adult.

Currently welcoming intermediate to advanced level students.

Students prepare for AMEB exams

Violin & Viola

After 30-years teaching violin & viola, Gioi is taking a well-earned sabbatical to focus on piano & singing students.





About Gioi

Gioi studied Acting and Music at Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama in London on an International Scholarship. With over 25 years private studio teaching experience she delivers detailed and inspired instruction to aspiring professionals.


'I love listening to Gioi sing! Rarely have I witnessed a singer who exudes such energy and enthusiasm as Gioi; she literally radiates happiness. Her voice is rich and powerful, yet also nuanced with the influences of the many different genres of music in which she specialises.' - Libby Hammer, Premier Jazz Singer & Bandleader

“Gioi is the most passionate and skillful music teacher I know. As now we are at different part of the world, my son missed his piano teacher, and I missed a friend and her delicious tea collection!” - Elisabeth, mother, business owner, university lecturer

'Gioi is a wonderful teacher and I had the pleasure of being her student for 4 years! She truly cares for her students and has a genuine interest in their progress as a musician and well-being as a person. Her warm, kind-hearted nature made every lesson enjoyable for me and her years of experience allowed her to cater lessons to my exact needs and made me reach the goals I set for myself.' - Anda, photographer, university student

'Gioi is passionate about music and works well with people. She MD'd and directed 'The Sound of Music' production with my drama group. She always does her absolutely all with every performance. She is devoted and determined even during rehearsals. Gioi has a lovely voice and incredible creative talent and which she utilizes in her teaching. I enjoyed her enthusiasm and getting everyone motivated in the choir it was a wonderful experience!' ~ Sarah, Singer & Actress

'Gioi taught my daughter Muscial Theatre singing for several years and in that time she proved to be an excellent role model. She was patient, kind but firm and always encouraged my daughter to strive to do her best. My daugher's singing voice developed and improved enourmously in that time and so did her confidence. Gioi proved that with the right attitude and a willingness to work hard, amazing things are possible. I never though my daughter would stand up in front of a crowd and sing on her own, but that is precisely what she achieved.' - Jocelyn, Teacher & mother.

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Musical Theatre Singing Lessons 

After her studies in London, Gioi moved to Perth and taught acting at Barking Gecko Theatre Company to all ages. She incorporates this knowledge into teaching Musical Theatre Singing. Over 15-years experience as a freelance piano accompanist enables her to play for her students with ease. Many of her singing students have gone on to major in voice at WAAPA.

Recent pedagogy training includes:

PapillonMusic singing students prepare for AMEB Musical Theatre Singing exams, and are given a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year. Singers preparing for grade 8 exams or higher are given a solo recital with FREE piano accompaniment (valued at $120) in the lead up to their exam!

Singers receive access SupersonicsPlus piano app upon prepayment for the term. Students are also encouraged to sit AMEB Theory or Music Craft online exams.

Along with several years singing in professional choral ensembles, Gioi has also worked extensively as a choral accompanist and vocal coach. She has her AMEB Associate Diploma in Classical Singing.

Gioi presents engaging solo Musical Theatre shows and gigs in modern jazz styles as Gioiosa.


"Gioi is a dedicated, skilled and energetic teacher that helped me reach my goal of completing 8th grade piano AMEB! I had a variety of performance opportunities that really gave me confidence for playing in front of others and for exam preparation. She is professional, kind, and provided a well rounded program to meet my goals, and challenge me as well." - Dr Suzanne McDonald, Chemist, Water Treatment Technologist.

"Thanks to Gioi I achieved my 8th grade AMEB in about 5 years, from being an 11 year old beginner. My previous teacher turned me off the keys but Gioi was a brilliant teacher who exposed me to many styles of music while allowing me to follow my preferences and compassionately improving my technique. It was inspiring to be taught by such a personally talented and skilled musician with such a positive and motivating energy towards teaching. Gioi also organised many recitals for us students to practice performance. I couldn't recommend a better piano teacher." - Catriona Thomson, University Student 

"I first met Gioi in 2008, when she was in the position of Vocal Coach for The Perth Young Women's Chorale. I remember being blown away by her full body approach to singing - a school of thought I had not yet encountered. I also remember being enamoured with her positive and infectious spirit, and with the fact that she had undertaken tertiary studies in acting and music, as two seperate disciplines. I crossed paths again with Gioi during my Classical Voice studies at WAAPA, where she accompanied my end of semester practical examinations. Gioi was a pleasure to work with - forever inquisitive, encouraging, and complementary to my work as a young singer!" - Eimear Foley, WAAPA Graduate, New York University Master’s of Musical Theatre graduate (2018), Professional Singer Crossover Artist

‘My lessons with Gioi have been pivotal in my success as a performer. With her tutelage, I have been able to develop my musical theatre voice in leaps and bounds. Without her help, I wouldn’t have attained my Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre from APAN Academy nor would I have been able to land my debut role as the Wicked Witch of the West in HAMA’s 2019 production of The Wizard of Oz. Gioi also provides excellent performance opportunities for her students through showcases and the occasional restaurant performance. Her devotion to her students and her craft is astounding and I’m forever grateful for the time I spent learning from her.’ – Jessica Ashleigh, actor, singer, performer, Graduate of APAN Academy.

Sing for joy, play from your heart! 

Piano Lessons


PapillonMusic piano students all prepare for AMEB exams, as well as exploring other music. Upon enrolling for the term, pianists receive access to SupersonicsPlus piano app. Students are encouraged to move quickly through AMEB Theory and Music Craft online exams.

Gioi works best with focused students who are keen to invest in daily practice and make rapid progress. Her teaching style is suited to those who truly love playing.

With over 15-years experience as a freelance piano accompanist, Gioi has explored a wide variety of music. She achieved her Associate  Diploma in Classical Piano from AMEB in 2012, and delights in the collaborative experience of accompanying as much as playing solo repertoire.

Gioi had a residency at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for a full year leading up to the COVID-19 lockdowns, and regularly plays at other local venues.

I love the story of the great Martha Argerich, who as a little girl at kindergarten was bullied by a boy who told her she couldn't do things.

When he told her she couldn't play the piano, despite never having touched the instrument in her life, rather than go sob in a corner, she waltzed straight up and played the two-handed piece the teacher had been playing.

Needless to say, the kid ate his words, and look at her now! I want that type of gumption for myself and my students.

Violin and Viola

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After 30-years of teaching violin & viola, Gioi is taking a well-earned sabbatical to focus on piano & singing students.

Gioi worked as a freelance classical violist for over a decade. Primarily playing in string quartets for weddings and corporate functions, but with orchestral and other chamber music experience. She has an Advanced Level Ensemble Certificate with Distinction from ABRSM playing viola in Eu4ria! String Quartet

Gioi studied both violin and viola to an advanced level and is well researched in good string playing techniques. She was Head of Strings and Singing at Kingsway Christian College for several years.

She now plays 5-string electric violin at her Gioiosa gigs and still delights in playing viola in quartets when the opportunity arises.

Don't just practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong!


"Gioi is a very lovely, musical and diligent professional choir director and a superb musician who led the U3A wonderfully. It is pleasant to work with Gioi as she contributes and communicates with much effort and dedication!" - Ms Xing Yuan L, Piano Accompanist, Piano Teacher, WAAPA Graduate

'As a singing student, I had the pleasure of working with Gioi as an accompanist. She was well-prepared and is well-versed in the vocal repertoire. I thoroughly enjoyed her positive, sensitive playing.' - Ms Bri Louwen, UWA Graduate, WAOpera Young Artist.

‘I studied with Gioi from beginner through to passing 8th grade piano AMEB. She had a strong belief in me which instilled a confidence that enabled me to perform my best. Gioi organised many opportunities for performance practice, from funky cafes to eclectic halls. She not only developed and fine-tuned my technical skills but also ensured I was well-equipped with knowledge of the wonderful world of music. We explored much repertoire and many genres which developed my musicality over the years. Thank you sincerely for such a positive experience!’ Ms Arnie Suyatna, Curtin Graduate, Physiotherapist

'Gioi worked with me to prepare my AMEB Certificate of Performance on violin. She worked through the repertoire in an easy fashion allowing me not to panic and keeping everything calm. Gioi has a huge knowledge of music and it really shows in her teaching. She cares about her students and will go above and beyond for them.' - Charlotte, Violinist


Teaching Studio Fee Structure

Use the contact form below to book your half-price trial lesson!

* All Trial Lesson are 45-minutes.

30 Minute
Lesson $50

Ten Lesson Term $450
  • Primary School aged students only. First year of learning only

45 Minute
Lesson $65

Ten Lesson Term $600

  • All Musical Theatre lessons are a minimum 45-minutes

60 Minute
Lesson $85

Ten Lesson Term $800

  • One hour fortnightly lessons at full price for busy adults

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