Stephen Baker OAM has had a very successful, high level performing and teaching career. He is widely respected by his peers and seen as a leader in his field. He brings his performing experience to each student to help them become compelling performers regardless of their age.
He understands how to make the song 'work' for the singers he trains. To add to that, he makes it fun and a pleasure to learn. His philosophy is if it's fun for you, it will be entertaining for your audience.
About STEPHEN BAKER - SINGING TEACHER, MENTOR, Vocal COACH & Director
Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia OAM in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for contribution to Music Education, particularly in Voice and Performance
President of Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd. (NSW Chapter), 2013-2017.
Masters Degree 2009 (Macquarie University).
Chief and guest lecturer in voice and performance at numerous government accredited music Academies and Universities.
Masterclass lecturer for A.N.A.T.S Workshop 2004 Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Masterclass lecturer for A.N.A.T.S Workshop 2009 (Contemporary Singing)
Co-Curriculum designer for music degree Bachelor of Music (B.Mus).
Overall Winner Australian Achiever Awards (Excellence in Customer Service) for Sydney’s Music & Entertainment Services in 2002, 2004 and 2005.
4 years formal vocal study with Professor Fritz Phillipsborn.
Graduated in Dramatic Art from the Ensemble Theatre.
12 months with The State Theatre Company of South Australia in a variety of dramatic and musical roles.
Large number of leading roles both musical and dramatic at major Sydney theatre venues.
Over 120 T.V. appearances as a singer including performances on The Don Lane Show, Mike Walsh Show, Bert Newton Show, Ray Martin Show and John Mangos Show and the Peter Couchman Show (Both QLD and VIC).
Toured internationally with many U.S. artists including The Supremes, Jane Powell, Paul Williams, Tom T. Hall, Jimmy Rodgers, Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson.
Performed as guest vocal soloist with the Australian Ballet Company for their Melbourne and Sydney seasons (Sydney Opera House and Palais Theatre, Melbourne).
Headline vocalist for numerous major national Jazz tours throughout Australia with the Warren Daly and Ed Wilson Big Bands.
Headline vocalist for sellout season theatre tour 2006/7 with Ed Wilson Big Band with the cream of Sydney's best musicians.
Produced many large scale production shows for multi-national corporate functions.
Judge and convenor for many prestigious singing competitions.
Member (A.N.A.T.S.) Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (Committee 2002 - Current).