Musical Theatre Singing Sessions

Preparing young singers for the exciting world of musical theatre through AMEB exams, or singing for enjoyment through regular performance opportunities.

PapillonPiano

Focused on developing pianists preparing for AMEB exams, or playing for pleasure, beginners to advanced level.

PapillonStrings

On sabbatical from string teaching for the time being.

 

 

 

 

About Gioi

Gioi (pronounced 'Joy') studied Acting and Music at Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama in London on an International Scholarship.

With over 30 years private studio teaching experience, and 20 years as a freelance professional singer and musician, she delivers informed and inspired instruction to aspiring professionals and amateurs eager to develop their musical gifts.

She spent many years pouring over nerdy teaching and research books (and still does!), attending many masterclasses and coaching sessions, lately finding inspiration from select online courses and resources. In 2023 she completed Level I & II of Somatic Voicework TM The LoVetri Method, plus Soul Ingredients Methodology (The LoVetri Institute/Dr Trineice Robinson) When Science Meets Soul, plus ANATS webinars.

Testimonials

'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 different genres of music in which she sings.' - Libby Hammer, Premier Jazz Singer & Bandleader

'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 is a dedicated and thoughtful teacher who is able to bring out the best in all her students. I have studied with her from the beginning , recently passing my Certificate of Performance AMEB exam with Honors. Over the years I have won multiple awards for my piano playing. Gioi has always taught with a positive attitude and given me a deeper understanding and knowledge of music.' - Raditya

'Gioi puts great effort in encouraging her students to reach their best potential, and it's all very smooth and always fun. We appreciate her musical diary, multiple paid apps for free via her teacher's subscription, her musical library for students and parents to borrow books, and she also runs free group lessons for exam students at a similar level whenever she is available, and made taking exams a group fun with positive competition and friendship.' Mother of piano students who have achieved grade 3 AMEB piano in two years of learning and a 4-year old playing grade 1 AMEB in one year.

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Musical Theatre Singing Sessions

SINGING LESSONS

Absolutely outstanding vocal training! Gioi's musical theatre singing students succeed in exams, auditions and shows through inspired singing lessons that encompass acting as well as exploring a wide spectrum of vocal styles and developing a healthy technique. Regular performance opportunities and Acting Through Song workshops. New students always welcome to apply.

After her studies in London https://www.bruford.ac.uk/, Gioi moved to Perth and taught acting at Barking Gecko Theatre Company to all ages, knowledge she incorporates into teaching Musical Theatre Singing. Also a proficient pianist she plays for her students while coaching them. Many of her singing students have majored in voice at WAPPA.

See 'Musical Theatre Singing Sessions' YouTube channel for AMEB tutorials and student accompaniments; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHDkgMCsyM6tnbbIN6bjhrw

A member of ANATS https://www.anats.org.au/ and NATS https://www.nats.org/. Attends regular national and international webinars, conferences and masterclasses. In 2023 she completed Level I & II of Somatic Voicework TM The LoVetri Method, Soul Ingredients Methodology (The LoVetri Institute/Dr Trineice Robinson) When Science Meets Soul, plus ANATS webinars. 

Along with several years singing in professional choral ensembles and solo classical recitals, Gioi has worked extensively as a choral accompanist and vocal coach. She has her AMEB Associate Diploma in Classical Singing, now focused on Musical Theatre repertoire. Gioiosa gigs in relaxed modern jazz   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffJ7psmjrGyrF9jdAwKDfA 

Testimonials

"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

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Gioi enjoys teaching students invested in regular practice and intent on developing their musical potential by exploring a wide range of musical styles. PapillonMusic pianists receive access to SuperSonicsPlus and PianoMaestro piano apps. Beginners to diploma level pianists are welcome!

An experienced piano accompanist, Gioi has explored a wide variety of music. She achieved her AMEB Associate Diploma in Classical Piano, and continues to play much advanced classical and contemporary music. Before Covid, Gioi had a residency at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and regularly plays for aged-care. YouTube channel PapillonPiano: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJZTC_ewavDtKHiaUmkpIrg

 

Violin and Viola

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Currently on sabbatical from string teaching.

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. Well researched in good string playing techniques and she was Head of Strings and Singing at Kingsway Christian College for several years. Gioi taught violin and viola for 30-years. Yikes!

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

Testimonials

"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!’ Arnie, Curtin Graduate, Piano Teacher

'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

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Teaching Studio Fee Structure

 Use the form below to book your 30-minute trial lesson for only $30!

 http://www.musicteacherswa.org.au/index.php/about-wamta/teaching-fees

30 Minute
Private Lesson $52:50

Ten Lesson Term $475
  • Primary School aged students only.

45 Minute
Private Lesson $70

Ten Lesson Term $650

  • Piano & Musical Theatre Singing lessons are a minimum 45-minutes

60 Minute
Private Lesson $90

Ten Lesson Term $850

  • Grade 7 and above. One hour fortnightly lessons available at full price for busy teens & adults

Book your discounted trial lesson now!

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