Yvette Masters (Co-Head of Vocal Program)
Since graduating from Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Diploma of Operatic Art, majoring in vocal performance, Yvette has established herself as one of Australia's leading singing teachers, vocal coaches and voice-over artists. She has taught and consulted for some of Australia's biggest singing stars: Wes Carr (winner of Australian Idol), Erica Packer, Audius Mtawarira (songwriter of Delta Goodrem's No.1 hit "Born to Try"), Lanie Lane (2011 Triple J artist and 2012 four- time Aria Award nominee), Ben Gillies (Silverchair), and Kate Akhurst (co-writer of hits on Ricki Lee's 2012 album). Yvette's students consistently achieve outstanding results and dominate major vocal competitions.
Yvette's success is highly regarded and attributed to her unique approach to singing teaching: breathing technique, stable sound projection with a strong focus on musicality, pitch, diction, phrasing and development of a large repertoire of music to a high performance standard. Vocal technique, authentic voice singing, harmony, stagecraft, microphone/recording technique and speech placement are all areas which are addressed and focused on during a lesson.
Yvette is an accomplished lyric soprano, encompassing a broad range of vocal styles and genres including Opera, Jazz, Classical, Pop, Folk, and Rock. She has performed in many recitals, concerts and events in Australia and is in demand as a recording artist for backing vocals and advertising commercials on radio and stage events. Yvette loves to support and guide up-and-coming singers of the future through teaching singing, vocal coaching and vocal workshops
We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.