16 years coaching students from beginners to professionals in Brisbane

Education, Research and Professional Development

~ 1999 to Present ~

Private singing teacher and vocal coach.

~2017 – Present~ 

PhD student at University of Southern Queensland – CCM singing in Music Theatre

~June 2017~

Adjudicator MTAQ Vocal Competition – Music Theatre and Contemporary

~May 2017~

Vocal Coach, 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee

Shoebox Theatre, Toowoomba

~February 2017~

Teacher / Masterclass teacher: Voice Pedagogy Followup Workshop for

attendees at  USQ Summer School January 2017

~January 2017~ 

Associate Faculty, Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method. ArtsWorx, MacGregor Summer School, University of Southern Queensland.

~ June 2015 to November 2016 ~

Private voice lessons with Jeannette LoVetri, New York, USA.

~ November 2016 ~

AVA Conference, Byron Bay.

~ October 2016 ~

Masterclass Teacher: Young Conservatorium, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

~ September 2016 ~

ANATS QLD Symposium, Brisbane.

The Power of Emotion – Engaging Primal Sound in Contemporary Singing Styles.

~ August 2016 ~

Adjudicator, Maryborough Eisteddfod.

~July 2016 ~

CCM Institute, Shenandoah University, Virginia, USA.

Study trip to New York.

~ July 2016 ~

Vocal coach Little Women: The Broadway Musical. (PRIMA)

~May 2016 ~

Masterclass Teacher: Young Conservatorium, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

~ March – May 2016 ~

Online Rock the Audition course with Sheri Sanders, New York, USA.

~ January 2016 ~

Appointed examiner AMEB Music Theatre Voice syllabus.

~ January 2016 ~

MTEA Conference, San Diego, USA.

Musical Theatre in the Digital Age.

Study Trip to New York.

~ September 2015 ~

ANATS National Conference, Hobart.

Singing Futures: Pedagogies, Practices and the Digital Age. 

~ August 2015 ~

Developed, presented, and delivered the Lecture, Workshop, and Masterclass Overcoming Performance Anxiety

~ July 2015 ~

Attended the CCM Institute at Shenandoah University, Virginia, USA.

Certified Levels I, II, and III Somatic Voicework: The LoVetri Method.

Study trip to New York.

~ May / June 2015 ~

Adjudicator, Brisbane Girls Grammar Vocal Eisteddfod.

Adjudicator, Cannon Hill Anglican College Vocal Eisteddfod.

 ~ June 2015 ~

Developed, presented, and delivered the Lecture and Masterclass Contemporary Voice Performance

~ December 2014 ~

Study trip to the West End, London.

~ 2012 to 2014 ~

Sessional voice teacher and occasional lecturer (voice pedagogy) at the University of Southern Queensland.

 ~ October 2013 ~

ANATS Qld Chapter, Brisbane, Australia.

Belt Workshop with Dr Irene Bartlett

~ April 2013 ~

ANATS Qld Chapter, Brisbane, Australia.

Accent on Breath

~ 2011 to 2013 ~

Private voice teacher and choir director at Prince of Peace Lutheran College.

~ July 2012 ~

ANATS Qld Chapter, Brisbane, Australia.

Anne Peckham Workshop.

~ January 2012 ~

ANATS Qld Chapter, Brisbane, Australia.

Sing a New Song. 

~ 2011 ~

Masters of Music Studies  (Voice Pedagogy),  Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

~ 2009 ~

Attended and participated in Neil Semer’s Vocal Institute, Brisbane.

~ 2008 to Present ~

Member of ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing) and

part of the ANATS Queensland committee from 2012 to 2013, responsible for internet promotion.

~ 2008 ~

ANATS National Conference, Brisbane.

~ 2008 ~

Voice teacher, Young Conservatorium Contemporary Voice Programme.

~ 2007 ~

Griffith Award for Academic Excellence

~ September 2007  ~

ANATS, Ballarat, Australia.

Musical Theatre Conference

~ September 2006 ~

ANATS National Conference, Canberra, Australia.

~ 2004 ~

University of Queensland (Post Graduate choral conducting course).

~ 1994 ~

Bachelor of Arts at the University of New South Wales majoring in Music (Voice) and English Literature.

~ 1989 to 1994 ~

Private CCM Voice lessons with Alan Dean.

MEMBERSHIPS

NATS, NYSTA, The Voice Foundation, MTEA (USA). ANATS, AVA, Golden Key Honours Society.

Performance – 36 years onstage

Dale began performing at age 8 in a leading role in a home-gown pantomime The Adventures of Granny Goodwill. Winning the trophy for “2nd (!!) Most Accomplished Actor of the Year” from her drama school was encouragement enough to continue on the performing track! Dale has appeared in many musicals including My Fair Lady (Mrs Pearce) , Snoopy: the Musical (Sally Brown), The Little Mermaid (Ensemble), West Side Story (Rosalia), Boys’ Own MacBeth (Morrie MacBeth),  Pirates of Penzance (Isobel) , Bye Bye Birdie (Ensemble). Dale has considerable experience as a Rock and Pop soloist fronting bands and as a backing vocalist. She has worked in a duo with pianist Nick Arnott-Smith and enjoys jazz singing. Dale spent 10 years as a Worship Leader, backing vocalist, and choir director in a large local church. She created Brave, her solo concert which was performed at Metro Arts, Brisbane on 10th December 2016. This concert showcased Dale’s enormous range from jazz, to contemporary Music Theatre, Disco, R&B, Country and legit Music Theatre.

Work loves

~ Seeing students perform to their best abilities onstage~

~ Helping students develop their singing voice ~

~ Helping professional vocalists find and maintain their optimal voice for whatever industry they are in ~

~ Using proven functional training to develop dependable, strong, and expressive voices ~

~ Vocal rehabilitation coaching after speech pathology or surgery ~

~ Teaching absolute beginners how to sing in tune, in time and eventually to perform ~

~ Preparing students for tertiary auditions ~

~ Preparing students for auditions  ~

~ Watching a student go from struggling to performing well and beyond their expectations ~

~ Talking about singing, teaching, getting together with singing colleagues, and nerding out about our one true shared passion ~

work-loves

Life loves

~ Travel ~ My human family – John, Maddie, and Edward ~ My furry family – Lizzy, Ziva, Olivia, Audrey, and Arthur  ~ A good book ~ A cup of tea ~ New adventures ~ Swimming ~ Enjoying the view ~ Listening to excellent singing ~