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Southern Lights Vocal Academy

Quality training & development of the voice & performance
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Danny Benn

Principal Teacher

Danny Benn is an incredibly dedicated, hard-working Vocal teacher, with over 12 years’ experience. He started his singing lessons at 8 years of age with well-known and respected soprano De-arn Clout. Danny had great success as a boy soprano. Danny then started tuition with world renown baritone Robert Bickerstaff, developing into a great Tenor. Danny has also studied through the Conservatorium of Music. He has since studied at Monash University in Victoria in both the Estill Technique/Vocal Pedagogy. Danny has also studied at the Conservatorium of Music. Danny also spent three years studying in Sydney with the Talent Development Program and is now a Registered Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Limited Teacher.

Danny works as Vocal Teacher at Dapto High School, starting in 2015 after previously have being the Vocal Teacher at Wollongong High School of Performing Arts. Danny has worked as a Vocal Teacher with Southern Stars School Spectacular, as well as with the Department of Education’s Music Camp. Danny has also been asked to adjudicate a number of local eisteddfods as well as interstate Eisteddfods.

Danny also has extensive experience with performing, including working with Mr Jonathon Welch AM, in Street Requiem, which is a performance that incites a positive outlook on life, as well as creating possibilities for the future amongst performers who come from a background of homelessness. This involvement includes both the 2015 Sydney and Brisbane performances.

Danny is very passionate about teaching children, students and adults of all levels, believing anyone can sing, be it to perform at public functions, competitions, theatre productions, or maybe for self-esteem, self-confidence, or just for fun. Danny is an essential part of the Studio; founding all of the community Choirs, such as the Australasian Open Community Choir 2015 Champions, the Choir of Southern Lights. He works closely with both the teachers and the students to ensure that vocal lessons are both fun and educational and work to increase confidence.

Danny is the founder of Southern Lights Vocal Academy, is the Principal Teacher and is available to teach both Private lessons, as well as some Group Classes.