In addition to the choir I also give private piano and voice tution - individual lessons and lessons in pairs. Classes are on offer for both children and adults.
I can travel to private home for lessons, or meet at either of the Mitte or Zehlendorf venues. Times and days of the week are flexible - please enquire.
Voice tuition at a very young age is about singing songs, creating good habits, musicianship and having fun - (rather than finding the next mini-opera-star to compete on a TV show!) This is an option too if the choir schedule doesn't suit you, or indeed for choristers who would like to learn more in addition to their choir sessions.
Piano tution is an excellent start to a musical education, as children learn the keyboard at the same time as music theory. It is a skill for life!
Students can learn piano and voice individually, or learn singing with a friend.
I invite you to either try out the choir, or contact me if you are interested in private lessons or you have any questions or queries.
Singer, actor and music educator Louise has been based in Berlin since 2010. Singing, performing and teaching the joy of singing, music and performance are her passions in life.
Originally from regional Australia, Louise has spent many years as a choral director, music educator and private voice tutor; preparing students for exams, performances, public engagements and tertiary entrance.
She directed and conducted primary school choirs and music theatre groups all over Sydney. She was a senior conductor and tutor for the Australian Girls’ Choir for many years, and worked with all age groups and specialist choirs. Louise conducted massed and specialist choirs in the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall, and often travelled interstate to work on Music Camps. As a tutor she taught music fundamentals to pre-primary students, drama and music to primary aged and secondary students, and vocal technique to mature aged students. Louise was a member of the Choral Repertoire Selection panel for the NSW Department of Education, and was a guest conductor for the Primary Proms and Choral Concerts held in Sydney for primary school children from all over the state. Louise directed both the Junior and Senior NSW State Schools Singers for the NSW Department of Education, and was Choral tutor and conductor on NSW State Music Camps for many years.
Louise currently teaches voice and choirs in several Berlin primary schools and has private music students. Louise also teaches piano, music theory, and works as an English tutor on Language Immersion Summer Camps.
As a performer Louise’s favourite stage roles were for Opera Australia’s OZOpera Schools’ Touring Company. She sang Hansel in Hansel and Gretel and Cassandra and Catherine in The Soundgarden. Louise got to combine her love of performing and teaching in this medium – taking opera to primary school students, especially in remote regional areas of Australia.
Louise enjoys seeing her students and choristers learn to love singing, and experience the joy music can bring. She has been running the Berlin Children’s Choir since 2012, and is excited about what the future will hold. She looks forward to meeting you soon!
20th MAY 2017
NEW PRENZLAUERBERG VENUE
Thursdays at 16.00
for children aged 3-5
Raum Schwalbe, Winsstr. 9, 10405 Berlin
7th MAR 2016
BERLIN CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Sing, play, learn, have fun!
Our repertoire ranges from children’s favourites, to classic choral songs, to musical hits, to modern pop songs.
11th NOV 2015
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2015
The combined choirs will be performing at the annual Very British Christmas at St George’s Anglican Church in Neu Westend (Preußenallee 17-19, 14052 Berlin). Choristers from Kreuzberg and Zehlendorf will perform in the church at 16:30 on Saturday 5th December.
We will sing christmas and holiday songs, some highlights from our summer concert, and the brand new kita choirs will make their performing debut!
All family, friends, fans and pets are welcome to this very special christmas market. There will be food, markets, stalls, games, entertainment, christmas sing-a-long and fun.
1st JUN 2015
SUMMER CONCERT 2015
The Combined Summer Concert will held on Friday July 10th in the Georgensaal of the Parochialkirche - Klosterstraße 66, 10179 Berlin
Concert begins at 17.45
Choristers from all venues will be performing at this special event.
Tickets at the door: Adults 8€, Children 5€, kids under 6 years free.
Families, friends and fans all welcome!
13th MAR 2015
CHORISTERS FROM THE BERLIN CHILDREN’S CHOIR APPEAR ON NEW CD!
Girls from the Mitte and Zehlendorf choirs appear on several of the tracks, singing, talking and laughing with Robert.
The group spent two days in the recording studio in November (see photos in the gallery!) which was exciting, revealing, hard work and fun all at the same time.
The CD, released by JUMBO features original and traditional children’s songs in English, with BCC choristers as soloists, backing and ensemble singers.
6th DEC 2014
St George’s Church Christmas fair: A VERY BRITISH CHRISTMAS.
Berlin Children’s choir performance 4pm in the main church.
This will include children from the Mitte, Zehlendorf and Kreuzberg choirs.
Come along not only for our performance but lots of music and entertainment, stalls and food, prizes, fun and Christmas Carol sing-a-long!
NEW VENUE IN KREUZBERG
After just a few weeks the Kreuzberg choir has outgrown it’s original rehearsal space!
From Wednesday 26th November we will meet at the
Tanzstunde Studio - Zossenerstr 24, 10961 Berlin.
It’s a short walk from U7 Gneisenaustraße and Bus 248 stops right outside - Marheinekeplatz.
The studio is on the left in the Hof, next to the juggling shop, and has lots of space for the growing choir!
NEW VENUE IN KREUZBERG STARTING WEDNESDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2014
On Tuesday 8th October the Berlin Children’s Choir will begin meeting in Kreuzberg. Mitte & Zehlendorf choristers will continue to meet as usual on Tuesdays and Thursdays and join Kreuzberg children for concerts performances and special events.
Come to the “Familienzentrum Mehringdamm”, Mehringdamm 114, 10965 Berlin
U6 - Platz der Luftbrücke
Bus M48 104 - Platz der Luftbrücke
Contact Louise to arrange a trial session, bring a friend!
THIS WEEK! CHOIR STARTS MEETING FOR THE 2014/15 SCHOOL YEAR
Come to a trial session - bring a friend!
Come to Mitte on Thursday or Zehlendorf on Tuesday (and Charlottenburg later in the year.... watch this space!)
ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT
Tuesday 24th June, 17.45 at All Saints Church, Hüttenweg 14195 Berlin– Zehlendorf.
All choristers from Zehlendorf and Mitte will join together for a concert presentation to parents, friends and fans.
Tickets at the door: Adults 8 euro, Children free.
NEW REHEARSAL VENUE IN BERLIN-ZEHLENDORF!
On Tuesday 18th February the Berlin Children’s Choir begins rehearsals at All Saints Church in Dahlem.
Mitte choristers will continue to meet on Thursdays, and join children from Zehlendorf for concerts, performances, and special activities.
Come to All Saints Church, Tuesdays 16.30 – 17.30.
All Saints Church
14195 Berlin– Zehlendorf
U3—Oskar-Helene-Heim (10 min walk)
S1—Zehlendorf then Bus 285
Bus 285—Am Waldfriedhof
Bus M11— Oskar-Helene-Heim
NEW! JUNIOR CHOIR FOR 4-5 YEAR OLDS
The junior choir meets 16.30-17.10 at Mitte (before the BCC) for singing, movement, games, music fundamentals and lots of fun!
Contact Louise to arrange a trial session!
19th DEC 2013
CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION AND CELEBRATION
Audiences, friends, and family are invited to come to the last 20 minutes of our rehearsal 17.55 for a special Christmas performance of carols and songs.
7th DEC 2013
St George’s Church Christmas fair: A VERY BRITISH CHRISTMAS.
Berlin Children’s choir performance and entertainment.
4.30 pm in the main church.
14 NOV 2013
Louise is away.
See you next week! 21st November.
31 OCT 2013
“Spooky songs, dance and beats,
Ghoulish Games, and trick-or-treats”
Halloween themed song and dance session. Wear your costume!
25 OCT 2013
JUNIOR BERLIN CHILDREN’S CHOIR LAUNCH
Junior choir for 4-5 year olds meets 16.30 -17.15 Thursdays, i.e. just before the 5-10 years choir.
Play, learn, have fun!
This is an earlier and shorter rehearsal for younger singers. Join us at 4.30 for songs, musical games, an introduction to music theory and more – all through play and fun!
Berlin Children’s Choir begins meeting for the 2013/14 school year.
17.15 – 18.15 Theaterhaus Mitte
20 JUN 2013
END OF YEAR REHEARSAL AND PARTY (AND CDS!)
Louise promises lots of games in this end of year session.
CDs with photos and the concert recording will be available today. Double CD costs 5euro (to cover costs) Great present for family, grandparents.
CDs are still available!
24 MAY 2013
INAUGURAL BERLIN CHILDREN’S CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT!
24 May 2013 5.30pm
Of the Parochial Kirche
Klosterstraße 66 (U2 Klosterstraße)
20 DEC 2012
All family and friends are invited to come to the last 20 minutes of our rehearsal for a mini-concert of Christmas and festive songs and carols.