Principal Vocal Coach
Matt Ward is regarded as one of the most sort after vocal coaches in Queensland. As a vocal coach, Matt has the innate ability to diagnose a singers problem within minutes and provide the necessary "tools" to get results fast. Most students notice results within in their first lesson.
His clients range from musical theatre professionals to solo recording artists to punk/rock bands. They have been featured on The Voice Australia, Australia's Got Talent and signed to international record labels. They have also featured in lead roles in musicals such as Cats, Annie, The King and I, The Sound of Music & the upcoming Australian productions of Aladdin & Matilda the musicals.
Matt's technique allows students to increase their vocal range by over an octave. He shows students how to free their voice from constriction and restraints, remove the need to strain or reach for high notes and to vocalise with a connect tone from the bottom of the voice (chest voice) to the top (head voice) while allowing a singer to truly focus on his or her own style.
A former Speech Level Singing Instructor, Matts teaching career has seen him travel to New York, Los Angeles, London and Sydney where he has worked with and studied under-some of the worlds leading vocal coaches including: Seth Riggs- Founder of SLS & vocal coach to Michael Jackson & hundreds of Grammy winners: Dean Kaelin- International vocal coach: Dave Stroud-American Idol tour vocal coach & vocal coach to Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato & Adrienne Angel- vocal coach to CHER and Bernadette Peters.
As well as teaching privately, Matt also guest lecturers at leading performing arts schools including Ikin Dance Australia, Harvest Rain Theatre Company and was a guest vocal coach for the New York-based intensive - Making It On Broadway.
Currently, Matt is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Performers Studio, creator of The Greenroom Project and Artistic Director of Matt Ward Entertainment ; producer of live concerts, cabaret, musicals and events through-out Queensland.