Briana Cowlishaw

Singing lessons taught online or in-person in Sydney (City, Inner South and Eastern Suburbs)

Contact Details
Briana Cowlishaw

Hi everyone,

I am a professional singer, songwriter and teacher living in Sydney. I have returned from 4 years in London and now excited to start teaching at my studio in Bronte. Looking forward to sharing my passion for music and life with students here in Australia again. Send me an email on to tell me a bit about yourself and let me know what you are looking to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.


Singing and Songwriting Lessons | Further Information

| My Mission |

I am a passionate vocalist, songwriter, arranger, performer and teacher that has been hopping between Sydney, New York and London since 2008. My background is in jazz and contemporary music and I pursues both genres in my professional career. My teaching mission is to share the joy of music and creativity with my students and empower them to work towards their technical, creative and career goals. My professional mission as an artist is to enjoy the cathartic process of making music and share that experience with as many people as I can, through recorded and live music.

| Teaching Experience |

Private Teaching/ Voice, Composition and Piano
2015 – 2019, LONDON
I taught privately at my home in Notting Hill and travelled to student’s homes in and around London. I covered all skills levels and assisted students through ABRSM grades. While in London, I also taught for MusicMaps Teaching agency which entailed managing my teaching timetable, helping my students set goals and writing termly reports for all my lessons.
2009 – 2015, SYDNEY
I taught privately at my home in Lindfield and travelled to student’s homes on the North Shore. Lessons were for children age 7 yrs and adults up to 60 years, with skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced and covered jazz, pop, rock, folk, latin, funk and music theatre.

Find a full list of teaching experience on my CV –

| Lessons content and what to expect |

Why learn to sing and write songs?
I think the most important part of teaching is to share the joy, sense of achievement and healing that learning and making music can bring. It’s changed my life (and now is my life) and I want to be there to see how it changes other peoples lives.

What does the learning process look like?
Having a goal is really important and will dictate how lessons are structured. The goal can range from working towards a singing exam, learning how to use your voice in a healthy way, learning how to write your first song or simply allowing yourself to let go and improvise.

What might the lessons include?
For singers, lessons could include a warm up, technical exercises relevant to your personal goal, repertoire chosen by you and me, workshopping performance technique and vocal approach.
For songwriters, lessons could include a warm up songwriting exercise, short songwriting tasks using parameters, lyric writing, studying genres, dissecting songs to uncover songwriting techniques, working on unfinished songs, starting new pieces. We can also discuss where to go once you have written the song… recording? performing? collaboration? Exciting!

| Lesson Fees and Location |

Note: During COVID restrictions, all lessons are online via zoom.

The Studio is located on Pacific Street, Bronte. It is a music studio used for teaching, songwriting and production.
30 min – $45
45 min – $65
60 min – $85
90 min – $125

– If you book in a block of 10 lessons, your first lesson is a FREE TRIAL
– Further discounts if you book blocks of lessons, enquire for more information

Teaching Since
Qualifications and Awards
Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Performance - VOICE)
Currently studying a Master of Creative Music Therapy (University of Western Sydney)
Music Lessons Provided
Electronic / Dance, Folk, Jazz, Pop
Aural Training, Composition, Harmony, Improvisation, Performances, Technique
Child Checked, Police Checked
Areas Serviced
Online, Sydney (City, Inner South, Eastern Suburbs)
Bronte, Sydney
Other Details
Minimum age taught

Last Modified: 14 October 2021 at 12:49 PM