Erica Bramham

Vocalist, guitarist, composer & music teacher - Melbourne, Australia

Singing, guitar, ukulele, music theory, composition & songwriting Lessons

Bachelor of Music with Honours (Jazz & Improvisation) - Victorian College of the Arts

Erica's performance career is complemented by her teaching practice, and she is available for private and small group lessons for children and adults in any one or combination of the following:

Throughout her studies Erica has been mentored by some of Melbourne's finest musicians, and in turn developed a broad and professional teaching repertoire that focusses on bringing out the best in her students regardless of their skill level and musical goals.

In particular, Erica is passionate about developing strong musical foundations in her students, as these skills will let them take charge of their own music education and careers. Having the ability to write original music and the confidence to perform with other musicians opens up a range of doors and ultimately makes playing music more enjoyable and fulfilling.


Adult Singing Lessons: Beginner to advanced

BALACLAVA, ST KILDA, ELWOOD, PRAHRAN, SOUTH YARRA, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD

Singing lessons cover vocal technique, performance skills, aural training, music theory and improvisation appropriate to the student's level and vocal style.  Erica takes a holistic approach to vocal technique that focusses on developing a healthy, natural voice with her students. She believes in providing singers with the same musical foundations other instrumentalists receive in their training, something that many vocal students miss out on. Musicianship training provides singers with the confidence and tools to write and arrange their own music and work with other musicians, and Erica encourages vocal students to develop these skills alongside their technique, and to explore their creativity through songwriting and improvisation.


Children's singing lessons

BALACLAVA, ST KILDA, ELWOOD, PRAHRAN, SOUTH YARRA, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD

For very young singing students lessons are focussed on fun, age appropriate content that will develop the child's confidence and musicality and work with their natural voice. For older children and teenagers more rigourous vocal technique work is introduced, as their vocal anatomy and maturity have developed enough to let them work on their voices safely outside lesson supervision. Students can also work toward exams such as AMEB or Rockschool and are encouraged to explore their creativity through songwriting and improvisation.


Adult Guitar Lessons: Beginner to advanced

Balaclava, St Kilda, Elwood, prahran, south yarra, Brighton, Hampton, Caulfield

Guitar lessons cover a range of musical styles and are tailored to the student's musical interests and level. A solid foundation in music theory is important for guitar students, yet many guitar students miss out on this training. Erica's guitar lesson content introduces music theory from the beginning, in a progressive, easy to understand program that complements the practical side of lessons. She also works with intermediate and advanced guitarists who are already proficient players but lacking the theoretical knowledge to progress in their music and songwriting.


Children's guitar lessons

BALACLAVA, ST KILDA, ELWOOD, PRAHRAN, SOUTH YARRA, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD

Guitar lessons are tailored to the student's age, level and musical interests and include both guitar technique and music theory content. Students can also work toward exams such as AMEB or Rockschool and are encouraged to explore their creativity through songwriting and improvisation.


Guitar & Musicianship for Singers

BALACLAVA, ST KILDA, ELWOOD, PRAHRAN, SOUTH YARRA, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD

Guitar & Musicianship for Singers is a program developed to meet the unique needs of singers wanting to take control of their own music. Students learn to accompany themselves, improve their songwriting and gain confidence in their abilities as a musician. Lessons cover guitar, ukulele or basic keyboard technique, music theory and songwriting and are designed specifically for the singer's mindset and needs. Students work toward becoming performance ready and developing the confidence to perform as a soloist or part of a band.


Ukulele lessons: all ages

BALACLAVA, ST KILDA, ELWOOD, PRAHRAN, SOUTH YARRA, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD

Ukulele is a fun and easy instrument to learn, and students only need to master a few simple chords to be able to play and sing many of their favourite songs. Ukulele lessons cover a range of musical styles and are tailored to the student's musical interests and level. Ukulele skills are particularly beneficial for singers, as a portable means of accompanying themselves and a tool for songwriting, and ukulele skills can be included as part of vocal lesson content.


Songwriting and composition

BALACLAVA, ST KILDA, ELWOOD, PRAHRAN, SOUTH YARRA, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD

Erica is particularly experienced in teaching the craft of songwriting, and loves working with both beginning and advanced students on their own original material. She works with students on their lyric writing and composition, as well as techniques for overcoming creative blocks and generating composition ideas. Songwriting lessons can be taught standalone or incorporated into vocal or guitar lessons.


Music Theory, Aural Training, VCE Music Tuition, Tertiary Audition Preparation

Erica provides tailored tuition to students looking to improve their music theory, or preparing for VCE music exams or tertiary music course auditions.


For more information about Erica's teaching practice visit her Music Teachers Online profile, or to enquire about lessons you can contact Erica directly.