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.
Musical Theatre Singing Lessons
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. 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:
- Vocal Process pedagogy training in Melbourne led by Musical Theatre specialists from the UK, in 2019 https://vocalprocess.co.uk/
- A full member of ANATS https://www.anats.org.au/ and NATS https://www.nats.org/ . Attended both online conferences in 2020.
- Fully accredited member of WAMTA http://www.musicteacherswa.org.au/, regularly attends PD events.
- In 2021 she attended Belxing and other Masterclasses by Matt Farnsworth (top Broadway vocal coach) https://www.mattfarnsworthvoice.com/home#About
- SOVT straw phonation course https://www.rayvox.co.uk/products/sovt in 2020
- In 2021, will attend Tim Carson's Puccini to Pink course http://www.tim-carson.com/bio and other PD workshops and conferences through ANATS, NATS and WAMTA.
- Accepted into the Mentorship program through ANATS in 2021 to develop MT pedagogy skills
- Fun & Funky warm-up courses 1 - 4 by Kim Chandler in 2020 https://www.funkynfun.com
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 https://supersonicsplus.com/ 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.
PapillonMusic piano students all prepare for AMEB exams, as well as exploring other music. Upon enrolling for the term, pianists receive access to SupersonicsPlus https://supersonicsplus.com/ 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
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 https://www.artshub.com.au/education/news-article/news/arts-education/media-release/eu4ria-string-quartet-attend-summer-school-169577
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
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* All Trial Lesson are 45-minutes.
Primary School aged students only. First year of learning only
All Musical Theatre lessons are a minimum 45-minutes
One hour fortnightly lessons at full price for busy adults