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In addition to maintaining a performing career, Victoria is a singing teacher, repertoire coach, and lecturer in lyric diction at the Melbourne Conservatorium, University of Melbourne. She also teaches and coaches privately from her home studio in West Gippsland and online.

Victoria has obtained performance degrees from the Royal Northern College of Music (BMus (Hons), PgDip., MMus) and certificates in higher-education teaching from The University of Melbourne (Melbourne Teaching Certificate, Certificate in Small-Group Teaching).

As a singing teacher, Victoria draws on her studies in vocology, voice science, performance psychology, musicology, and historical and contemporary vocal pedagogy to give students the strong technical foundation, musical skills, and performance technique needed for a professional singing career. Her teaching philosophy aligns with the Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy Framework.
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Victoria has worked as a professional singer for 17 years and given lectures at the Melbourne Conservatorium on audition technique and career pathways for singers. She has been an adjudicator for the Melbourne International Youth Music Competition since 2021.

Once described by the artistic director of Opera Australia as "the busiest opera singer in Australia", Victoria understands the demands of the profession. Her first job after graduating from the Opera Queensland Young Artist Program was performing before 50,000 people, six nights per week, as principal mezzo in Universal Studios Japan's White Christmas concert. More recently, she performed Ravel's Shéhérazade with Orchestra Victoria and The Australian Ballet eight times per week, and sang before 60,000 people at a concert in Hejin, China. She has jumped in at short notice to perform the role of Carmen in New Zealand, Webern's Fünf geistliche Lieder in the UK, and 2nd Lady in The Magic Flute in Germany. As a Fest singer in Germany, it was not uncommon for her to rehearse one opera in the morning and perform another that night. She has even performed two operas on the same day: Mercédès in a matinée of Carmen at the Sydney Opera House followed by an evening performance of Suzuki in Opera Australia's Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour.
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Prompted by her understanding of the pressures performers face, Victoria completed Acceptance and Commitment Training for Music Performance Anxiety (Dr. David Juncos, Voice Study Centre, UK) so she can better help students who feel anxious performing. Victoria holds a valid Working With Children Check and is an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

At the University of Melbourne, Victoria lectures in Italian, German, French and English lyric diction for the Master of Music (Opera Performance) course, and German and English lyric diction for the undergraduate course. She has completed Certificate C.1.1 in German (Deutsch für internationale Akademiker/-innen).
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Victoria also works with the Masters students as a repertoire coach, allowing her to utilise her background as a pianist and studies in musicology (her Masters dissertation was a musico-dramatic analysis of La Cenerentola, and she has a particular interest in Topic Theory). Victoria is also adept at composing stylistically appropriate ornaments and variations, having studied composition and contrapuntal practices at tertiary level.

In 2020, Victoria attended the renowned Summer Vocology Institute at the University of Utah. Three years later, she was awarded the PAVA-Recognised Vocologist professional designation. She has given lectures and presented at conferences on a range of vocology topics, including respiratory physiology, vocal acoustics, vocal health, evidence-based vocal warm-ups, and a review of the scientific and pedagogy literatures on voice "placement".

Victoria has completed courses in vocal acoustics, voice science, vocal pedagogy, and remedial voice work, including:

  • Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy Workshop (New England Conservatory, USA, 2021)
  • Demystifying Your Voice: Translating Science to Practice (Gill Mindful Voice Training, 2021)
  • Vocal Function Exercises (Medbridge, 2021)
  • Estill Voice Training: Levels 1 and 2 (Estill Voice, Australia, 2020)
  • Vocal Physiotherapy for the Larynx and Voice (Performance Medicine, Australia, 2018)

To keep up to date with the latest research in vocal pedagogy and vocology, Victoria regularly attends international conferences and online professional development courses run by the Voice Study Centre, UK. Recently, she has attended:

  • Hyperadduction: A Preventative and Therapeutic Approach to Voice Teaching (Voice Study Centre, 2024)
  • National Center for Voice and Speech Conference (USA, 2023)
  • Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA) Conference (USA, 2020 and 2023)
  • Vibrato and Non-Vibrato Singing (Voice Study Centre, 2023)
  • Reframing Breathing for Singing (ANATS, 2023)
  • Body Mapping, Balance and Breathing (Voice Study Centre, 2023)
  • Common Medical Diagnoses & Treatments in Voice Patients (Voice Study Centre, 2023)
  • False Vocal Folds: Truths and Fallacies (Voice Study Centre, 2023)
  • Dealing with Jaw Tension: Options for Singers (Voice Study Centre, 2022)
  • Articulatory Activity of the Tongue, Jaw, and Lips During the Second Passaggio Acoustic Transition of Female Singers (Voice Study Centre, 2022)
  • Low Male Voices: Development, Technique and Repertoire (Voice Study Centre, 2021)
  • Neuroscience-based Vocal Pedagogy (Voice Study Centre, 2021)
  • Brain, Movement & Song (Voice Study Centre, 2021)
  • Introductory and Advanced Acoustics (Voice Study Centre, 2020)
  • The Use of Emotion for Training Singers (Voice Study Centre, 2020)
  • Incorporating the Alexander Technique into Independent Learning (Voice Study Centre, 2020)
  • Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference (2018, 2020)
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Victoria is a proud member of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing, Pan-American Vocology Association, and Neue Bachgesellschaft.
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