About

Hayley Chalmers is a Brisbane based CCM (contemporary commercial music) music teacher with a zest for life and a passion for music. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Music (majoring in contemporary voice) from USQ, Hayley enjoys guiding people through a journey of self-discovery to find their voice. Hayley has experience teaching a wide variety of students, both privately, and through the Catholic Education system, with current students aging from 4 – 70+. She strongly believes that it’s never too late to start learning! She also is part of a fantastic team at Making Rainbows and Gymboree, working with babies from as little as 12 weeks- running music, movement, and sensory play classes. Hayley specialises in contemporary styles of music such as; pop, folk, music theatre, and rock; helping students develop both a healthy and sustainable technique while being stylistic appropriate. Hayley has also studied under pedagogical heavyweight Jeanie Lovetri, having learned all three levels of her highly acclaimed Somatic Voicework™, the Lovetri Method.
Instruments available: singing, keyboard, guitar, ukulele,
and music theory

Hayley Chalmers- Director

Haylee Cameron- Teacher

Haylee Cameron is now accepting new students in partnership with Brisbane based music school Hayley Chalmers Music Studio.
 
After being awarded a Bachelor of Creative Arts with a major in music and specialisation in contemporary voice through USQ, she turned to singing and music teaching and enjoys assisting every student reach their highest potential.

Haylee has experience teaching students from 3 years old up to 70+ in all levels of voice and music theory as well as guitar, bass guitar and piano at a beginner and intermediate level. She has trained with well renowned Contemporary Singing Voice Specialists Dr. Dan and Dr. Melissa Forbes, and has performed backing vocals with two high profile ARIA award winning Australian artists, Wendy Matthews and Rick Price.
 
Throughout the last two years Haylee performed regularly in London locations such as Soho, Camden and Islington and was a play/music teacher for the internationally recognised company Gymboree Play & Music. After relocating back to Australia in late 2018, Haylee is now looking to fill up her afternoon schedule with more music students alongside studying a Masters of Education (to be a classroom music teacher) and performing regularly across Brisbane and the darling downs.
 
Instruments available: singing, keyboard, guitar, ukulele,
and music theory
Our Musical Journeys

Hayley:

"I started music from a very young age; being birthed into a competitive and hypercritical world of classical musical. It begun with violin at seven years of age, and flute at nine, which I continued to play all throughout primary and high school. I was in every band, every ensemble I could possibly be in, even picking up instruments such as saxophone so I could be included in jazz band.

Despite all of this musical immersion I was shy. A VERY shy singer. I would never sing solo in front of anyone else. I was involved in choirs and vocal ensembles, but I did not dare venture off by myself. I have very vivid memories of my first vocal assessment in year eight at school. I was in a specialty music class, and this term everyone had to perform something sung. It came to D-Day, and I stood up there, blood rushing through my body, sweat beading from my forehead. My palms were dripping as I stood next to my classmates about to perform a small ensemble sung piece. As the introduction neared to an end, and sound was supposed to come out of my mouth, instead tears rolled out of my eyes and I uncontrollably wept. For the whole. Three. Minutes.

When I was seventeen years old I made the terrifying decision to enrol in a Bachelor of Music. Being at that point a completely untrained and inexperienced singer. I had no idea at the time that it would be one of the best decisions I have ever made! It was at university that I experienced my first ever singing lesson and was birthed into a world of contemporary music.

I now function as both a music teacher and singer/songwriter, aiming to release my first EP later this year."



Haylee:

“I was lucky enough to grow up in an extremely musical family. My mother was an instrumental and voice teacher and together with her partner, they opened a music studio called Stars & Idols in Toowoomba. This meant that every afternoon after school I would come and sing along in classes and participate in large group band sessions, picking up lots of contemporary techniques in a wide range of instruments. Towards the end of primary school is when I really found a passion for music and joined the choir, vocal ensemble, concert band, stage band and recorder concert. I felt like I finally had something that I excelled in and was so proud after so much hard work to receive music awards and the title of Music Captain.

However, it was during high school that I really found my confidence and the passion for learning new skills. I performed every year in the school musicals (achieving lead roles) and sang in the show band, which toured primary schools along the East Coast of Australia every October. It was the perfect introduction to my music journey which continued at USQ under voice specialist Dr. Melissa Forbes. I loved learning about what happens to our body when we sing and how to achieve the best results in a healthy way, although it was at this point that I had a reality check that you won't progress if you don't PRACTICE! So I spent hours trying to perfect my vocal technique and couldn't wait to share it, which is when I picked up my first two singing students and my life as a music teacher began!

A few years later after having graduated, I moved to London to gain more experience in the industry but now that I have gone out and seen the music world, I am excited to have settled into a few music schools to fulfill my passion of music teaching, helping my students grow as confident musicians and showing them how to really enjoy finding their own passion for music”.

I’d love to hear from you!

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Friday- 3:00pm - 8:00pm

 

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CONTACT DETAILS

7 Yeoman Street, Chapel Hill, 4069

(Brisbane)
 

hayleychalmersmusicstudio@gmail.com
 

Tel: 0431728075

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