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I believe in studying and performing quality repertoire, as this develops skill in the singers and maximises learning. I have developed the ability to get the best out of singers of all levels of skill and experience.

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More than 20 years experience working with voices in South Africa, Namibia, the USA and Australia. Teaching voice to people of all ages, so they can apply good, natural vocal technique to any style of music they love to sing!

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I have been teaching piano for more than 20 years, In South Africa and Australia. I am able to help beginners from 6 to 60 years of age, as well as coach intermediate and advanced students trough various repertoire, including exams in art and contemporary music.

Work History

Johan was appointed Head of Vocal Studies

Tamworth Regional Conservatorium

2010

of

Central Coast

September 2012 - Present

ember 2012. Johan and his family now live on the NSW
Central Coast where they are establishing themselves as significant contributors to the performing arts
culture of their local communities.

- October 2013

Education

choral sound and conducting

St Philips Christian College

2001

numerous workshops and master classes in choral sound and conducting in South Africa, Namibia and the USA. After Johan and his family migrated to Australia in 2001, he sharing his expertise by presenting workshops of this kind, and also composed commissioned works for some well known
choirs.

Together with his playwright wife, Johan wrote, produced and directed many original stage musicals for children for more than 20 years, staging in local venues and some professional theaters in South
Africa, Namibia and Australia. A major recent project was writing, producing and directing a primary
school musical for St Philips Christian College, Gosford.

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Teacher's Training College

Ever since Johan's university days he displayed natural ability to help other singers express themselves
better. He started conducting choirs at 21 years of age, including that of a Teacher's Training College and a choir of native African students. Johan also participated in specialized courses in choral
conducting, including those of acclaimed masters like Kåre Hanken of Norway, and Eric Ericsson from Sweden.

As singer he performed in a number of small vocal ensembles, one of which specialized in the virtuosic
music of the 16th and 17th Centuries, and was also a freelance member of the SABC Chamber choir. In
1999, on invitation from the Head of the Singing Department, Johan visited the San Francisco
Conservatorium of Music, where he received some instruction and attended masterclasses by two
world class American singers.

Soon after starting his career as music teacher in schools, Johan decided to step out and be a
professional choir conductor, successfully directing several junior, middle and high school choirs
simultaneously. He also began composing and arranging music for some of these ensembles, which
was well received. Two of his high school choirs released CDs under his direction, and toured
nationally and internationally. Conducting a joint performance with the world renowned Vienna Boys
Choir in Pretoria, was a highlight.

Johan also adjudicated vocal and choral sections at a number of competitions, and presented

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Phone:
+61449544474
Address:
Pretoria, GP, South Africa