Singing Lessons, Vocal Coaching and Audition/Performance Preparation

Gold Coast & online singing lessons for kids and adults.  My goal is to help singers, of any level, achieve more with their voice, build a better relationship with their voice and find joy through singing.

why work with us?

Lessons Tailored Just for You!

Find Your Voice

Your lessons will be tailored to your needs.  I work with you to assess your goals and aspirations. We will then find your areas for development and you will be given fun and safe exercises to help you reach those goals, whilst finding your unique sound.

Improve Your Range

The focus is to give you the building blocks and foundations of a strong and healthy voice whilst improving your range and connection with the material.

Nail The Performance

One of my key passions is teaching acting through a song.  There is no point having a beautiful voice if there is no emotion or connection.  I'll work with you to ensure that both you and the audience feel connected to the material that you are singing.  

Get your First Lesson FREE!

We offer a free trial lesson (30 minutes).  In this lesson I will assess your voice and give advice on what we need to work on to reach your goals. 

about David

I use my experience to create yours

I started singing at a young age and was very lucky be classically trained by an amazing singing teacher in Scotland.   I still use those tools and techniques to this day and am very happy to say that I have never had vocal difficulties, even when performing 11 shows per week on the tour of Joseph around the UK's most prestigious theatres.

I went on to study the 3 years Musical Theatre course at Arts Educational, which is one of London's most respected schools. 

Upon graduating I performed in the West End, with the D'Oyle Carte Opera Company, toured the UK many times (Joesph, Pirates of Penzance, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, A Christmas Carol, and travelled the world as a lead vocalist for a cruise line. 

I've completed the BAST programme for singing teachers which means that I have all the latest knowledge of musical trends, singing techniques, vocal science and vocal health advice.

I'm passionate about helping others develop their gifts, find joy through singing and reach their full potential when it comes to singing and performing.

testimonials

Check what our clients say about us

Thanks to the personalised exercises that David puts together to meet my individual needs, my voice feels so much stronger and healthier, since I attend his classes. Thanks to David's very profound knowledge and rich experience he has a huge variety of techniques and tricks to share, which help me a lot to improve my singing. David is very passionate and always puts so much effort and thought into his teachings. He is a lighthearted teacher that is not afraid to push and challenge when needed. I can highly recommend him, you won't regret taking classes with him (and his sweet little dog).

Rahel

David has been teaching my 12 year old daughter for 6 months now after we moved to the Gold Coast from the USA. After 6 years in theatre we wanted to continue her vocal development, and we are just so grateful to have found a teacher with such expertise, technical knowledge, audition experience and a warm and fun approach. He is giving her skills like how to warm up your voice effectively, use your breath and keep clarity in your words. Such a good foundation for her. He even got got her ready for an audition with a Take the Mic Production, and got a call back for a lead part!

Simone

My son has been learning musical theatre with David for a few months now, he really enjoys David's teaching. David is a very professional vocal teacher and always patient. He gives us opinions about my son's vocal range and finds perfect suitable songs for him to learn and perform. I can see my son's singing ability promoted to another level now with David's instruction. I would recommend David to everyone who loves singing and wants to learn more in his friendly home studio, with a lovely Cavoodle to always welcome you!

Bobo

I am absolutely loving my singing lessons and look forward to them every week.  My confidence has grown and my family have noticed a huge improvement in my singing abilities. I couldn’t wish for a nicer teacher - thank you David for making me feel comfortable and building up my confidence. 

Katie

My singing lessons have been fun, informative and absolutely worth it. David has a great way of making you feel comfortable while also challenging you to be the best singer you can be. I have had improvement every session with confidence, pitch, technique, breathing... you name it. I've really enjoyed the song choices, and although each one has seemed hard at first, after going through them step by step with David I've felt confident and excited that I can actually sing them. Its definitely shown me that having someone skilled with knowledge of technique is so much better and quicker than trying to improve on your own. I would 100% recommend David if you're looking for a singing teacher.

Gen

I have been professional gigging musician for the past 7 years. My voice was getting tired and over worked from singing 15+ hours every weekend and as a result got laryngitis a few times. Since seeing David my voice has never been stronger. He has shown me the correct way to use my voice through training exercises and techniques. Also my tone and accuracy has improved considerably! I highly recommend David for all skill levels of singing!

Dan Irwin

approach

What can you expect in a singing lesson?

My main priority is to make your singing lessons fun!  It's important that you are relaxed and having a good time.

In your first lesson, I will work with you to 'diagnose' your voice. I will talk to you about your main reason for taking lessons and will then put together a tailor made programme, aligned with your goals, to ensure that you are going to reach your potential and get the most out of every lesson. 

Here is our awesome team


David is an experienced and trained singer, performer and singing teacher.   He knows only too well the power of music and the profound and positive influence it has on his life.  His aim is to inspire others whilst carefully guiding all of our students to heights that they never thought possible.

David Valks

Principal

Aslan is our wonderful Pawffice Manager!  He is also our Director of First Impressions and will be here to greet every student with cuddles and kisses. He loves singing and can't wait to hear your amazing repertoire.

Aslan Jujubee

Pawffice Manager

FAQ

Who do you teach?

Complete beginners to professions, 7 years olds to 70 year olds - we've got you covered.  My style is to adapt the lessons based on you and your goals.

Do I need to book ongoing lessons?

The simple answer is no.  If you commit to ongoing lessons, you get a regular and guaranteed spot. However, we always welcome casual students, when we have the space.  Maybe you are working towards an audition or performance and just need that final push to get you show ready.

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or direct debit. Paying upfront at the start of term guarantees your spot for the whole term.  However, the money must be transferred at least 24 hours before your lesson. 

Is there a cancellation policy?

Yes.  You need to give me 24 hours notice if you are unable to make your lesson.  If you give more than 24 hours we will slot you in and make up the time at a later date.

Are parents allowed to watch?

Absolutely.  We often find that kids tend to open up better when the parents are not around, however, you are more than welcome to come along and see how they are progressing.

Do you have a Blue card to work with children?

Yes I do and I also have public liability insurance.

Where are the lessons?

The lessons are held in my home which is in Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast.  I have a very friendly Cavoodle who is our Pawffice Manager.  He loves when students sing to him!  If you are afraid of dogs just tell me and he can go in another room.

Do you offer online lessons?

We do indeed!  We offer lessons over Zoom to people all over the world.  Your lesson will be one on one and tailored to your needs. All we ask is that you have a good internet connection and a space where you can sing freely. 

pricing

30 Minutes

One-off/Casual

$

45

10 Class Pass

$

400


45 Minutes

One-off/Casual

$

65

10 Class Pass

$

550


60 Minutes

One-off/Casual

$

90

10 Class Pass

$

800


Are you passionate about Broadway showtunes? Do you dream of harmonizing with like-minded individuals in a vibrant and supportive community? Look no further! Broadway Choir is your ticket to an unforgettable musical journey.

contact us

Book now or contact us for more information.

Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast 4218

0424 236 325