At Freedom Music Studios, we provide quality tuition and artist development for students of all ages and abilities. Our welcoming and supportive environment allows students to experiment and take risks while building their confidence.
In our studio in Rowville, South East Melbourne, we invite people who have always had an inkling that they’d like to sing, or perform to explore their talent.
We have a team of friendly, passionate and expert teachers.
Throughout the year, students have regular performance opportunities in front of a live audience. This motivates them to continue practicing and maintain enthusiasm for their next lesson. It also provides a space for students to socialise and collaborate on musical items. Parents, families and friends get to know one another as they enjoy the shows and witness the progress in front of their loved ones. For us, it’s wonderful to see students of all ages interacting and learning from one another.
When you start having lessons with us, you are more than just a customer or a student – you are part of The Freedom Music Family.
Meet our team
We are a passionate team of teachers at Freedom Music Studios who have dedicated our lives to the mastery and performance of our craft.
Owner and Principal Voice and Performance Coach
Clare is the driving force behind Freedom Music Studios. Her personality, experience and passion for the industry have led to the wide range of services we offer our students today. After spending 20 years studying the art of Vocal Production, she has gained an extensive set of qualifications including a Bachelor of Science majoring in anatomy and physiology, Diploma of Education and she’s completed The Compulsory Figures for Voice Control course four times. Clare has worked hard over the past 10 years to achieve her ranking as a certified Level 3 singing teacher with the Institute of Vocal Advancement.
Throughout her vocal career Clare has often been left feeling hoarse and fatigued due to a heavy vocal load, from both singing and public presenting. Over many years, Clare refused to believe that her voice was at its capacity and went on a mission to gain insights into the intricacies of vocal technique. During this time, she fell in love with the study of voice and all its facets including technique, style, artistry and performance. After years of study and research, Clare has a diverse knowledge and methodology towards teaching enduring, reliable, pain free and artistic voice production.
Clare’s Degree in Science, majoring in Physiology and Anatomy, gives her the skills to understand and discuss the singers ‘instrument’, the larynx. Her Diploma of Education and 10 years working as a class room teacher gives her the skills required to ‘teach’ all ages and vast amounts of experience working with children. Using her personal knowledge, learnings from courses and conversing with other vocal specialists, Clare can offer students many techniques that can be applied to vocal production and improve performance.
Her mission is to provide as many students as possible with the skills and strength required to ensure that they use their vocal instrument to its maximum potential!
Freedom First Notes Academy Teacher
Musical Theatre Specialist
Private Vocal Teacher
Originally from Melbourne, Music Theatre 2017 Graduate (Federation University), Hayley began performing at the age of 6 and never looked back. Throughout her childhood she was fortunate enough to work with professionals such as Neil Gladwin, Trevor Jones and Kelly Abbey. Hayley was a lead soloist performing Home (The Wiz) at Hisense Arena, aired on channel 7. Some of her many credits include Showtrain: A New Australian Musical (Chongy), Bye Bye Birdie (Mae Peterson), RENT (Dance Captain) and Sweeney Todd (Ensemble), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad) as well as performing her self devised Cabaret ‘Material Girl’, at the Ballarat Cabaret Festival. Since finishing University she has worked with Playhouse Pantomimes on Cinderella (Step Mother/Fairy Godmother) and currently a part of Sitzprobe, an UMMTA sponsered event.
Lauren has had a passion for all types of musical expression since the beginning. From learning to dance at the tender age of 3, she immediately had a stage presence and loved to perform.
She went on to study all 3 areas of entertainment throughout her schooling, Drama, Music Performance and VET Dance.
Having trained vocally with the David Jaanz Singing School and Aria Vocal Academy she made it to the live auditions of X-Factor in 2012.
Lauren has traveled around Australia performing in dance shows for over 10 years and is currently to performing in acoustic duos around venues in Melbourne. She has also been working with children in a classroom setting for the past 6 years and so brings a great deal of teaching and management experience to this position.
Lauren has the real world knowledge and skills to assist your child in unlocking their potential.