Area Representative: Western Australia
Sue Kingham has been performing and teaching singing in Perth, Western Australia, for over 30 years. She has been running her own successful singing studio for 18 years and was instrumental in bringing out SLS™ and IVA Master Teachers to WA. She has studied under some of the world’s top voice and vocal pedagogy trainers. In 2013, after ten years of training to the highest level, Sue left SLS to join the new Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA). Sue became an IVA Mentor Teacher in 2014 and was made an IVA Ambassador in 2017; she is also Area Representative (AR) for IVA in Western Australia.
Sue taught principal studies and performance skills for over 26 years at the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in the Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance and Contemporary Music Education courses.
Since July 2015, Sue decided to focus her attention on building her private vocal studio, SKVS (Sue Kingham Vocal Studio). She specializes in vocal technique and teaches students in various styles, including contemporary commercial music (e.g., pop rock, R&B, indie, jazz, and blues, etc.) musical theatre, and works with students on their original songs. Sue also runs performance workshops that offer students a safe space to practice and extend their performance skills in front of a small audience. She teaches master classes and workshops on vocal technique and application to song. Sue remains committed to continuing to grow as a vocalist and voice teacher.