Discover Your Inner Voice:
Enjoy vocal lessons with the acclaimed singer/songwriter Emma Deans. Discover how to sing with your own sound and style, become a confident and engaging performer, and delve into songwriting and expression techniques.
With many years experience in the Australian music industry as a performer, Emma has a passion for bringing out everyone's best voice and tailors each lesson to suit your level and interests. She has performed over 400 shows ranging from television appearances to festivals, both as a solo performer and as a member of the well-established Sydney based vocal band, Kaya.
Emma is expanding her teaching business and is taking on additional vocal students in her private studio in Balmain. Emma is a dedicated and passionate teacher who cares for her students beyond a singing level.
Emma discovered just how powerful the human voice can be when she travelled around Australia at the age of 15 in a group singing black gospel music. Every road she has travelled since has been guided by her love of vocal expression, and a desire to share not just its joys, but its ability to heal, educate, enrich and transform our lives.
Seeking out the training to accompany her passion, Emma took private lessons throughout her teens, going to anyone who could teach her something new. The desire to share what she was learning soon became overwhelming, and she began giving her own classes from the age of 18, continuing to teach throughout her degree in performance at the University of Western Sydney. The techniques she absorbed during that time - including classical and music theatre technique, Alexander technique, forward technique, speech level singing, improvisation techniques and performance and anxiety training – enabled her to develop a distinctive style as a vocal coach, and develop a unique series of workshops, focused not just on how people sound, but on how we all “perform” in our everyday and working lives. As a result Emma has been asked to work closely with a range of organizations and initiatives, from large companies in the corporate sector to youth groups from disadvantaged backgrounds, combining her passion and expertise to achieve inspirational results, whether it be lifting profits and refining the skills of sales people or filling young hearts with fire and self-belief.
In 2005 a fun experiment with 3 of Emma’s friends from University led to the formation of an acapella group called “Kaya” for a TV talent audition. The all-girl group quickly became a national sensation, making it through to the final stages of the show and embarking on a series of sold out concerts across the country. Emma soon found herself living the life of a busy musician, with frequent appearances on ABC radio and collaborations with artists like Jimmy Cliff, Renee Geyer, Lior, John Butler and Human Nature. She has recently returned from her first series of shows in New York, including a showcase for The Lumiphonic Creature Choir at the Union Square pavilion in Manhattan, and is set to release her debut record as a solo artist later this year. Balancing her writing and performing with her teaching career is the perfect way to ensure that she stays open, challenged and inspired. From the moment that singing first caught her breath, she has never stopped learning.