Instruments: Woodwind, Music Theory, Clarinet, Singing, Voice, Vocal Classes
Age: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Adult
About Lucy Rainey
Lucy’s vocal experience includes singing in the Wellington choirs Cantoris, Orpheus and the Wellington Community Choir, and Nelson ensembles Mosaic and the Nelson Civic Choir, Partita and jazz group Beez Neez. She has sung in folk and acappella groups and directed a community choir in Hamble, UK. Lucy has also played first clarinet in the Nelson Symphony and Wellington Chamber Orchestras for many years and has performed as a soloist with the NSO, Orchestra Wellington and as a member of Respiro Wind Quintet. Lucy is the Chairperson of the NZCF Nelson/Marlborough regional committee, a national organisation which runs The Big Sing, The Kids Sing, Sing Fest and choral workshops for singers and conductors.
Skills and expertise
Lucy is passionate about helping students discover their unique voice and explore the world of singing. With a deep understanding of the voice and its connection to the clarinet and saxophone, she emphasises the importance of vocal technique for instrumental play. Drawing from her research on the voice and clarinet, Lucy offers personalised vocal warmups and exercises to enhance vocal range and technique. She provides individualised music programs and enjoyable repertoire to inspire her students. Lucy actively participates in lessons, singing or playing alongside her students, and sets performance goals. She enters clarinet students for exams and voice/clarinet students for concerts and scholarships. Building rapport with students is a priority for engaging and interesting lessons.
Adult beginner vocal students are welcome to join affordable classes or have individual singing lessons. Children are welcome for singing lessons. Theory and musicianship lessons for all ages. Clarinet students of all ages and stages are very welcome (children usually start at 8 years).