SINGING LESSONS IN CENTRAL AUCKLAND
With internationally recognised vocal coach, Vocology In Practice (VIP) Authorised Instructor, Speech Level Singing (SLS) Instructor and International Voice Teacher Of Mix (IVTOM) accredited teacher Stuart Clarke
Stuart has over 20 years experience and is regarded as one of New Zealand's top vocal coaches, with clients ranging from children, recording artists, record managers and some of NZ's top actors and musical theatre performers. Some of Stuart's students have gone on to open shows for artists, such as Ed Sheeran and Mariah Carey, won NZ Music Awards, been finalists in shows such as NZ's Got Talent and worked with famous artists such as Babyface and Randy Jackson (American Idol).
Stuart is a guest lecturer on vocal pedagogy for the Contemporary Music Course at Massey University and has run workshops at MAINZ and the Waikato Institute of Technology. Alongside teaching in New Zealand, Stuart regularly travels overseas for his own teacher training in Australia and Los Angeles America.
Stuart has studied voice in Los Angeles under legendary vocal coach for the stars Seth Riggs (Voice coach for Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Josh Groban, Michael Jackson etc) and became the first and only teacher qualified to teach the Speech Level Singing method in New Zealand (A method used by over 120 GRAMMY Winners). He is New Zealand's only authorised Vocology In Practice instructor (VIP is a global network of elite voice professionals), International Voice Teacher Of Mix (IVTOM) accredited teacher, and his unique teaching style is in-demand nationwide in New Zealand and overseas.
Did you know that there is currently no required certification and education for voice teachers? This means that the gap between high and low quality coaches is pretty wide. Don't take a risk with your instrument, get the most current, up to date training from the only New Zealand voice instructor endorsed by experts worldwide.
Here's what internationally respected professionals are saying about Stuart...
(Los Angeles Voice Coach for Britney Spears, Adele's Backup Singers)
Stuart is one of the most passionate and dedicated voice teachers I know and I highly recommend him to anyone needing expert voice instruction.
(Award Winning Actor, Singer & Director)
"Stuart has helped greatly to balance my voice and smooth out the breaks in my vocal range. He has helped prepare my voice for a number of different shows over the years and always ensured my voice stayed in good condition. His method of teaching provides a solid foundation to sing in any style of music safely and I highly recommend it."
Dr. Reena Gupta, Los Angeles
(Director of Voice and Laryngology Osborne Head and Neck Institure)
Stuart has taken part in Reena Gupta's workshops in Los Angeles and receives regular guidance from Reena through the VIP teacher network. He has also refers students with vocal health issues on to Reena.
(Voice Coach for A Great Big World, Sara Bareilles, Linkin Park and more)
Stuart has trained under New York celebrity vocal coach Wendy Parr and organised for her to visit NZ twice for nationwide workshops and teacher training.
(Musical Theatre Performer - Riff Raff, Rocky Horror Show)
"I’ve been a professional singer and actor for nearly 15 years. The Speech Level Singing Method that Stuart Clarke teaches explores the areas of singing technique that I need to address. Every lesson with Stuart proved to produce new results that bring me closer to my goal."
(Author and Director of National Center for Voice and Speech)
Stuart has taken classes with Ingo Titze in Los Angeles and attended many of his workshops. He continues to receive regular guidance on vocal science from Ingo through the VIP teacher network.
(Voice Coach for Kelly Clarkson, One Direction, Justin Bieber and more)
Stuart has trained under Dave Stroud and brought him to NZ for a major workshop with Daniel Beddingfield (NZ X-Factor Judge) at the Bruce Mason Centre in 2012.
(Founder NZ School Of Rock, NZ Musician Columnist)
"Stuart Clarke is one of the finest vocal instructors in New Zealand as far as rock and pop vocals are concerned. He is the only instructor qualified in New Zealand to teach the Seth Riggs technique, a highly advanced and natural approach to vocal technique that is used in every form of music."
(NZ Tui Award 2007 "Best Gospel Album"/Producer)
Working with Stuart has given me a far greater understanding of how my voice really works and how to use it more effectively - this has been invaluable for the longevity for my voice during tours!
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VOCOLOGY IN PRACTISE ACCREDITIED TEACHER
Membership as a VIP expert requires a rigorously high technical and professional proficiency. VIP Instructors are selected from among the top vocal professionals worldwide. They must meet high and exacting standards every year to maintain their VIP standing. Stuart Clarke is the only teacher qualified to teach as a VIP instructor in New Zealand.
Here is a list of some of the high profile singers that have worked with VIP instructors:
Natasha Bedingfield, Jordin Sparks, Michael Jackson, Demi Lavato, Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, A Great Big World, Joss Stone, Adam Lambert, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, One Direction, Martina McBride, The Weeknd, Cee Lo Green, Ben Folds, Pentatonix
Stuart has conducted vocal workshops for the NZ School Of Rock/Nationwide Rock Camps