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Glenese Blake MA(AT) F.Dip.SCSM AIRMT

Winner of several prestigious awards, including the inaugural Dame Sister Mary Leo Scholarship, Glenese was awarded an Arts Council Grant for further study overseas where she enjoyed a successful singing career in England specialising in Handel, Mozart, Britten and lighter Wagner roles. Glenese developed an interest in vocal pedagogy which led to teaching positions at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Marylebone Voice and Therapy Unit and she was a founding member of the British Voice Association.

Returning to New Zealand, Glenese was appointed Senior Lecturer in Voice at The University of Auckland where she developed an innovative and successful voice department. Glenese and her husband Michael founded a new creative venture called The Music Shed, which actively mentors young singers and voice teachers, choir conductors and Heads of Music who want to understand vocal complexity; she also facilitates workshops around New Zealand. ...more

Michael Blake JP GDip Bus Studies(Dispute Resolution) NZAPP

Michael began teaching in England where he taught private students and students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and of the Marylebone Voice and Therapy Unit.  Since returning to New Zealand in 1995, Michael has mentored and coached singers at the University of Auckland, the University of Waikato and at High Schools in Cambridge, Taupo and Tauranga.  He also taught theory, harmony and vocal studies to Certificate and Diploma students in Contemporary Music courses, for a number of years.

The work Michael does centres around the inner game of personal communication, which may be the inner game of voice, the inner game of communication, or the inner game of music. He works with the individual, finding ways to allow you to express what you are feeling; finding ways to allow you to become the person you are. In essence he helps people discover their true passion and potential. Much of Michael's work is with High School and University Students as each begins to define who they are and what passions are emerging. ....more

 

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