Music Teacher and Accompanist Keyboard, Piano, Recorder, Voice
Fleur has been teaching music, most significantly singing, for over twenty years with her now established holistic singing studio fleur-de-lys vocal Talent. She is on staff at the Canberra School of Music Open School. Her students have auditioned successfully to study voice in Australia's most elite tertiary singing courses including, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne Conservatorium and the Canberra School of Music, going on to accept tertiary places in voice.
Her students outstanding performance achievements vary from gaining star roles in a variety of productions including The Adams Family Musical (CADA), Die Fledermaus (Canberra Opera) to receiving standing ovations for their singing of arias at The Italian Cultural Day. Fleur's singing and piano students receive top marks for AMEB Exams as well as Year 11 and 12 Music at school's including Narrabundah College and Canberra Grammar School. Fleur has also been on the instrumental staff of Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Geelong Grammar School and Caufeild Grammar School where her students have excelled in both singing and piano.
Fleur focus is on releasing and finding the voice of each student, through in depth singing technique, by recognising that music is an expression of self. She works with a trained fledenkrais practitioner to understand the body awareness of each of her students, to release tension thereby allowing the diaphragm to move and the breath to express the voice. She has regular performance opportunities in her studio and at Manning Clark House, Forrest, which enable the students to develop their performance practice in a professional yet nurturing environment. Although classicly trained of the highest standard in Melbourne and Europe, with some of the worlds top classical singing teachers, Fleur teaches all styles of music, makes the lessons fun but always with the pursuits of excellence and the quest to bring out a beautiful and exceptional voice, from everybody.