Cassandra Kotchie's Teacher Profile Page
Discover Cassandra Kotchie's teaching style and pedagogy:
Cassandra Kotchie is one of Western Australia's finest young performers. She graduated from John Curtin College of the Arts in 2005 with a Distinction of Arts, after specialising in the areas of Music, Music Theatre, Dance and Drama. Cassandra was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2007 and by 2008 had received an Advanced Diploma of Classical Music, specialising in Opera, and a Certificate II in Music Theatre. In 2010 Cassandra completed her Bachelor of Classical Music (opera).
Cassandra has been seen in a variety of Music Theatre productions around Perth. Her roles to date include Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’. in both the Western Australian Premiere in 2007 and the Playlovers Production in 2008; Rizzo in ‘Grease’; Eponine in ‘Les Miserables’, Kyra in the pop/rock musical ‘Bare’ and most recently Eliza Doolittle in 'My Fair Lady'.
Whilst studying at WAAPA, Cassandra has been cast in the Opera productions ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘The Happy Prince’, ‘Trial By Jury’, ‘The Crucible’ and ‘The Dialogues of the Carmelites’.
Since completing her professional training, Cassandra has relocated to London to further her career.
Certificate II in Music Theatre, Advanced Diploma in Classical Music, Bachelor in Classical Music
Reasons to study with me:
My passion for teaching stems solely from my passion and love for singing and performing. Having gained entry into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, I have been fortunate enough to have received three years of Australia’s premier classical voice training. This training I am more than eager to pass on to young talent.
The most important aspect of a growing voice is to develop a strong foundation of classical technique which will enable students to pursue all fields/genres of singing. The lessons will be structured around establishing this strong core and training in which to nurture the young voice so potential can be realised.
I prefer to give one half hour lesson per week (hour long lessons can be arranged) in which I cover:
Technical Training For The Developing Voice
Repertoire Of The Students Choice
Students will also be provided with copies of the Technical Exercises which they are encouraged to practice each day. These are not difficult or time consuming, but will benefit a young voice immensely.
Having trained in both Classical Music and Music Theatre, I am happy to coach and develop in either of these areas so it is simply up to the student to decide!