Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW, Australia
Singing Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, HSC Music Exam Preparation, Skype Lessons
- Qualifications: Master of Music, Bachelor of Music (Honours), Diploma of Music, Associate Diploma of Music (AMus)
- Pricing: $70ph
- Styles: Classical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary (Pop), Jazz, Folk
- Suitability: All ages and all levels
Soprano Pamela Andrews is an experienced performer and has appeared as a soloist in NSW with Eastern Sydney Chamber Orchestra, The Metropolitan Orchestra, Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Choir and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, in Canberra with SCUNA and the National Capital Orchestra, and in Tasmania with the Derwent Symphony Orchestra, Hobart Chamber Orchestra, Hobart Orpheus Choir, Tasmania University Musical Society, Hobart Festival of Voices Choir and City of Launceston Carols by Candlelight.
Repertoire performed includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Händel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem. Pamela enjoys performing new works, and has premiered new repertoire by Joe Bugden, Matthew Dewey, Sophie Joo, Geoffrey Lancaster, Graeme Leak, Paul Smith, Johanna Van Tienen and Haomin Wei.
Pamela holds a Master of Music degree (Australian National University), a Bachelor degree with Honours (University of Tasmania), Diploma of Music (University of Tasmania) and Associate Diploma of Music (Australian Music Examinations Board). Pamela also holds a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management (Australian Institute of Music) and is currently completing a Master of Arts & Entertainment Management degree.
Pamela has won numerous prizes and awards in competitions around Australia and was nominated for a Director’s Prize at the University of Tasmania. Pamela was a Young Artist with Pacific Opera, and has studied singing with many teachers and coaches including Marilyn Smith, Jane Edwards, Louise Page and Christine Douglas.
Pamela currently studies with internationally renowned Wagnerian mezzo-soprano Deborah Humble, and in 2018 was a Finalist in the Sydney International Song Prize adjudicated by Maestro Richard Bonynge AC CBE, and a Semi-Finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship. In 2019, Pamela was again a Semi-Finalist in the 2019 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship, and one of six finalists chosen for the Open Operatic Aria at the BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod, adjudicated by Liane Keegan. Pamela was delighted to be a Finalist for a second time in the 2019 Sydney International Song Prize in September, performing a varied program of works with pianist Michael Curtain, with whom she has collaborated regularly since 2004.
Opera roles performed include Belinda and Second Woman in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas (various companies), Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Opera Hunter 2017), Arminda in La finta giardiniera (Operantics 2017), Nurse/Natasha in The Gondoliers Dream Getaway (Pacific Opera 2014) and Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (Operantics  and Pacific Opera ).
Professional chorus experience includes fully-staged productions of Aida, Anna Bolena, Attila, Carmen, Ernani, Faust, La Boheme, Tosca and Turandot with Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House, and Carmen, La Traviata and Tosca with Melbourne Opera.
Pamela is highly experienced in corporate events and has been engaged to sing at many high-profile dinners, gala fundraisers and outdoor events. Pamela has performed with Sydney-based professional entertainers Christmas Troubelles, The Jingle Belles, Pacific Opera, The Seven Sopranos and Sopranos On Stage.
In 2018 and 2019, Pamela performed in the Tasmanian Scenic Opera Tour, performing concerts around the island state in unique settings and historical buildings. Most recently, Pamela has been busy performing with the Opera Australia Chorus in Opera Australia’s seasons of opera, as well as preparing concert projects: Russian Rendezvous with pianist Natalia Raspopova and singers Nathan Bryon, Daniel Macey, and Jill Sullivan, and Ariadne’s Thread, a concert of German Romantic repertoire for the Wagner Society in NSW with pianist Michael Curtain and mezzo-soprano Jill Sullivan.
Have you always wanted to sing? Maybe you used to take lessons, or you’re completely new to the idea. Welcome! I teach singers of all ages, abilities and styles.
Lessons with me involve getting to grips with your posture and singing stance, breath work (exercises and relaxation), pitch and vocal technique refinement, singing your favourite repertoire in a low-stress environment, and refining your performance skills.
I’ve been a singing student since 1998. I have been to a lot of teachers and learned a lot in my journey. I understand that the approach to each student needs to be different, and my lessons focus on the student’s individual needs and well-being.