Meet the Director

Louise Watts

Singer and music educator Louise Watts 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 has taught voice and choirs in several Berlin primary schools, as well as singing and  “Jam Session” AGs.  She was an early childhood music teacher at ‘The Center’, ‘Kids’ Corner’ and several music schools and Kindercafes in Berlin. Louise has also taught piano, music theory, and since being in Germany has also worked 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!