Testimonials

“She’s completely passionate and devoted to her student’s progress”
“I have never had any more joy learning.
Lynne has made music my air and water!”
“Lynne is a whirlwind. Zany, bubbly, full of life and with a passion for music you rarely seem to see.”
“Lynne has been the most supportive teacher and mentor I could ever hope for.”
“Lynne emits absolute focus and passion to ensure that she always respects the power of music and the abilities of her students.”
“an increase in overall confidence and self-belief. I thank Lynne so much for this.”
“the right balance of structure and room for spontaneity”
“It has been a great learning experience and great fun.”
“I had a ball! Thanks for being honest, entertaining and fun.”
“boosted my confidence in performing in front of others and more importantly confidence in myself “

 

Hugh Nguyen, Singing, Piano and Guitar  “Ive been taking music lessons with Lynne for over two months now.  Last week, I brought her to tears when I unawarely counted the time 1, 2, 3, 4… in right pitch of the notes. She literally cried, she said because she was overwhelmed, she was so happy!  That’s a typical Lynne that I’ve come to learn. She’s completely passionate and devoted to her student’s progress. She praises every improvement that the student makes, create little challenges for them and patiently helps them to knock down the hurdles, one by one.  My life as an engineer has been a busy one and I’ve never had any music lessons until I found Lynne on Gumtree. And I have never had any more joy learning. Lynne has made music my air and water!Though never had any formal training, I had taught myself to play guitar and occasionally played at home. For a  a while, I had stopped playing because I didn’t find anything new and interesting in playing. Since having lessons with Lynne, I play every day. I sing songs while playing and my family absolutely love it.  Thank you Lynne, for showing me the magic of sounds.”  20 August 2017

Rick Guy, Guitarist and Singer  “My name is Rick. I am mature aged and came into music very late in life.  I am writing this as a reference in progress. I have been studying singing with Lynne for three months now. I had one previous attempt at learning to sing with another teacher, that did not end well.  I was basically told not to quit my day job.  It is with that mindset that I initially and reluctantly contacted Lynne. Doubtful as I was about whether I should even try to sing again, I was determined to give it one more try.  I was quite confused initially as Lynne has developed her own unique approach to singing and devised her own practice regime based upon a lifetime of singing and being involved in the music scene and song writing.  The practice regime consists of short daily exercises which initially did not seem anywhere near enough, based on the previous experiences I have had and other singers have told me that they do.  With this scepticism in hand I dutifully carried out these exercises and had a lesson with Lynne once a week, where we went over previous weeks work and discussed and practised new techniques.  Still doubtful, the weeks rolled on and after about six weeks or so, it became clear that the exercises were indeed paying off. My ability to pitch notes correctly vastly improved as did my confidence.  I am excited that as time passes and I continue working with Lynne I will see big gains and maybe prove my previous teacher wrong after all.  I should warn you to be prepared. Lynne is a whirlwind. Zany, bubbly, full of life and with a passion for music you rarely seem to see. Suspend all thoughts of what you think a good teacher should be and stick with Lynne. I suspect that if you do, you might end up being surprised at what you truly can be capable of.”  12 June 2017

Zoe Martin, Singer Songwriter  “It always feels a bit strange to hand over money to Lynne at the end of a lesson. A bit awkward, even, like paying a friend to get coffee with you. That’s because Lynne cares so genuinely about her students, their music, and music itself, that you forget she’s working, convinced she’s there solely because she really cares. And I think, partly, she is. For the five years since I became her student, Lynne has been the most supportive teacher and mentor I could ever hope for, constantly going above and beyond to devote time, effort, and genuine care for her students. From the outset, Lynne constantly reminded me of her philosophy of categorical honesty, making her eventual praises of my skills and creations a compliment above all others. Following the slightly awkward exchange of money, my lessons with Lynne often end with a hug, a gesture of authentic affection from me that feels far more appropriate following a fast hour in which Lynne emits absolute focus and passion to ensure that she always respects the power of music and the abilities of her students.”  February 2016

“My range increased significantly. Taught the basics I needed to learn. Pushed to get out of my comfort zone by performing.” June 2006

“I have had many singing teachers before but in the short time I have been learning from Lynne, I have learned so much! She is extremely encouraging and I have found the technical skills that I have learnt from her to be extremely beneficial. I believe that with continued training with Lynne I will be able to achieve my singing goals. I hope to continue learning from Lynne on an ongoing basis.” April 2006

“I thoroughly enjoyed my eight weeks with Lynne. Lynne’s years of experience comes out through her teaching and it is invaluable. Highly recommended.” April 2006

“I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt that it had the right balance of structure and room for spontaneity. Lynne, you are a born teacher in that you explain concepts with ease, are quite patient and can quickly tap into strengths and weaknesses of each student.” December 2005

I initially did this course so that I could be able to sing along with friends without being embarrassed. The end product is not only that, but also an increase in overall confidence and self-belief. I thank Lynne so much for this.” September 2005

 
“I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. I did not know what it would entail, and was really thrown when told we had to perform a solo. I didn’t think that I could do it, and I am pleased with myself that I got up to do it. I am glad I did the course.” September 2005

 
“Thanks for giving me the opportunity to fix all those things with my singing, even stuff I have never though of. It’s a great way to get to know people too. “ September 2005
 
I’ve had heaps of fun during the course and learned lots about singing and about myself. I recommend the course.”December 2005

“I really enjoyed the course despite not being able to attend all the evenings. And most importantly, I learnt a lot.”December 2005

“Thanks heaps for the vocal training, knowledge opens minds. Your five rules have helped me analyse my vocal chords on a whole new angle. Your humour made the class enjoyable and fun, however what I will remember most are your quotes full of wisdom like” ‘Honesty and music is a powerful thing’. “Cheers.” June 2005

 
Thanks Lynne for all your encouragement. This was definitely the intro into singing I was looking for .. and I discovered another part of myself which was challenging .. and great! I’m disappointed I didn’t bring someone special with me tonight, to show them a little piece of me.” June 2005

 
“You helped me get out of my singing shell. I can only move forward and continue to grow. It has been a great learning experience and great fun. Thanks Lynne for keeping me motivated. Keep up the great work.” June 2005

 
“Thanks Lynne for all your encouragement.” June 2005

 
I had a ball! Thanks for being honest, entertaining and fun. I’m sad its over. When I have some spare $$ expect a call for a private lesson. Thanks for a great course. All the best.” June 2005
 

Lynne has been a very supportive teacher who is forever energetic in forcing students to achieve what they need and want. Her skills enables her to pinpoint specifically the students mistakes and her ‘annoying’ techniques really do work!!” June 2005

 
“The singing class was fun and great for beginners hoping to gain the courage to find their inner singing voice and share it with others. The exercises were very useful and excellent for building strength in your voice. Highly recommended for people who have that hidden urge to be a singer.” March 2005

 
“The singing class has improved my voice but also my fear of singing in front of others has now gone. I will definitely continue singing when I return to Denmark.” March 2005

 
“This singing class has boosted my confidence in performing in front of others and more importantly confidence in myself. It doesn’t matter if my voice isn’t that of a star, but as long as I can keep pitch and time, I know I’ll be pleasant to listen to!” March 2005

 
A very enjoyable class with great interaction and encouragement.” March 2005

 
“This course was absolutely perfect for me to prove my ability of singing. Thanks Lynne for that.” March 2005

 
Lynne has help me to tune my voice, as well as boost my courage to perform. Her exercise cd is great, at the end of the course, I can feel the different in my voice range and I’m in a better control when I sing. I also noted that others also have improved a lots vocally and yes, each of us scatted comfortably in tune on our performing night. I thank her for everything she has done for me & my friends. Now I know my own capability & appreciate my singing better than ever. It is a blessing knowing that you have found something good in you.” December 2004

 
Mark Franklin – Audience – “Seeing each of the performers sing reminded me how difficult it can be to put yourself at the mercy of an audience. They all performed extremely well, very bravely and should be congratulated.” April 2006