Petah Chapman has 16 years experience as a music teacher both privately and in schools. She is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to promote access to music tuition for young people in regional Australia and is particularly passionate about giving everyone equal opportunity and exposure to experience music at a high level of excellence.
All students learning with Petah become part of her Mentorship programme, which assists in identifying and pursuing opportunities for development, and provides assistance in finding and submitting successful applications for scholarships and bursaries to help students further their education and open their eyes to possibility.
Petah is an accomplished soloist, having performed both nationally and internationally, recording for the Stradivarius Milano label. Petah promotes a healthy and fun approach to music; and is currently studying the Feldenkrais Method with a particular interest in its benefits for all musicians
‘Petah mentors my daughter Claire [names changed to protect privacy]. Without Petah’s dedication and support she would not have achieved such wonderful results, not only in her singing abilities but also in her confidence and her vision on where she would like to take her singing in the future. It is with the encouragement from Petah that Claire continues to learn German as a language and has recently taken on theatre work, all to continue her growth in her performing arts, especially in Opera.’
– Elizabeth, Parent of student in Petah Chapman’s mentorship programme.
‘Thanks to Petah I feel as if there is a reason to go on with my singing. Ever since I was two or three years old singing has been my guilty pleasure, hidden away because I did not have an opportunity to express it anywhere in my life. I was about to give up singing before we started lessons; I found there was something I never even new existed in me. [Petah Chapman] has helped me accept something that has been denied to me for so long and that I love so much. [Petah] helped me find my voice as a counter tenor, a voice that I resonate with and feel the music even more intensely.”
– Simon Heaney, student in Petah’s Online Studio