Instruments: Music Theory, Singing
Age: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Adult
About Erica Sim
Erica Sim, a Mezzo Soprano, has been teaching voice for over 20 years and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing. She performs with Avid Opera, and is a regular soloist with the Nelson Civic Choir. Performances include: Elijah (Mendelssohn), Requiem and Mass in C (Mozart), Stabat Mater (K Jenkins), Petite Sollenelle (Rossini).
In 2016, Erica travelled to Japan as part of the Miyazu Sister City 40th Anniversary choir as a choir member and soloist.
Skills and expertise
Erica enjoys working with all age groups and has experience with primary, secondary and adult students. She has taught as an itinerant voice tutor in several high schools and is currently at Waimea College in Richmond. In every lesson, Erica draws on her experience in classical, Estill and vocal pedagogy. Students work towards their individual goals, gaining confidence and performance experience and can choose to sit exams or enter competitions. Theory lessons are available for beginner grades.
In 2017, Erica travelled to Stockholm to attend the International Voice Teachers Congress (ICVT). She has attended many conferences and workshops with leading experts including:
- Dr Scott McCoy (Voice Science)
- GillyAnne Kayes (author, the actor and the singer)
- Jeremy Fisher (Vocal Process)
- Stephen Robertson (Royal Conservatoire Scotland)
- Dr Trineice Robinson Martin (Gospel and Soul)
- Dr Kenneth Phillips (Teaching Kids to Sing)
- Dr Irene Bartlett (Contemporary)
- Paul Farrington (Estill)