where you can shine like stars
where you can shine like stars
Sam trained at the Arts Educational in London and has a long, successful and diverse career history in performing in London’s West End and as a top session vocalist. She moved to Australia in 2008 and joined Vocal Arts as a singing teacher in 2013 and has loved being a member of the team under the direction of Margi Coen. Her passion is to pass on her incredible experience as a singer/actor/dancer to next generations and create an environment at Vocal Arts, as the current director, where students can grow their talents and truly express themselves. She believes in teaching from a holistic (whole body) perspective and loves to see the excitement and joy in her students that comes from their commitment to practicing and ultimately their performance!
Sam has taught many choirs, from children’s school choirs and teenage choirs to adult choirs and has been singing coach to primary school’s productions including Aladdin Jnr and Mulan Jnr.
Sam has always loved being part of a team and is so excited to be heading up this year’s teaching staff amongst whom are some of the very best teachers in NSW with a ton of industry experience behind them, ready and waiting to guide and encourage their students.
At SVA we are so proud of our students who have appeared in professional musicals, operas, TV shows and community musicals and concerts all over Sydney.
Some of our Star Alumni include Jack Vidgen, The Collective, Tom Jordan & Mitchell Thompson, Natalie Theodore, Julia Manias, Ella Freestone and Callan McAuliffe.
Margi produced and musically directed local productions of ‘The Sound of Music‘ (for which she won ‘Best Community Event of the Year’ in 2008) and “Grease on the Beach”, staring Hi-Five alumni Charli Delaney and Nathan Foley and local politicians the Premier of NSW Mike Baird and former speaker Bronwyn Bishop.
Our son Alex has been a student of SVAC right throughout his high-school years during which his vocal technique has matured and improved under the nurturing and professional tutelage of Margi and her wonderful team. “Whether it be jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, classical or indeed, all of the above, the team at SVAC have the experience, dedication and patience to bring out the very best in any young and upcoming performerD Young, Parent
Over the past two years, Margi has developed my daughter’s voice from very pleasant to professional and outstanding. Grace now sings with strength and confidence and would like to sing professionally in the future. Under Margi’s instruction Grace has won awards at singing eisteddfods and won leading roles in musical theatre productions. I highly recommend VAC to anyone who is serious about developing vocal talent.K Rowland, Parent
I really look forward to my singing classes every week with Margi, as I am able to learn in such a positive environment. Over the past 5 years I’ve learned so much about technique and stage presence and feel so comfortable exploring a variety of songs that Margi has such an extensive knowledge about.I Harvey, Student
I called Andie in a panic because Olivia had an audition for Universal Studios Tokyo and although she was in Les Miserables at the time, we are not from Sydney so didn’t have a singing teacher to turn to. Andie said “Don’t worry – I’ve got the perfect person for you” and she was right! Finding Margi was a godsend! Olivia got the Universal job and we were so grateful for Margi’s help.A Swinton, Parent
Thanks for doing a great job as always with the kids. Josefine and Cassie love their musical theatre and drama classes and have both grown so much as mini performersP Orrenius, Parent