Bianca Hopkins (Fenn)
Singing & Voice Tech Teacher
The Voice Collective & BFSM Vocal Group Musical Director
Associate Degree in Applied Music – Box Hill Institute
Estill Figure Proficiency
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
Along with her husband Dayna – Bianca owns, manages and teaches at BFSM since its opening in term 2, 2013.
Bianca is a professional singer who has been working in the music industry for 19 years. Bianca fronts ‘Stages’ – a wedding band who perform regularly in and around Melbourne. Bianca has experience in song writing, recording, backing vocals and fronting various bands for both cover and original acts around Melbourne and internationally.
Bianca has been teaching music for 15 years from her home studio, primary and secondary schools including Fitzroy High School and other music studios.
Bianca currently teaches at Box Hill Institute, assisting Bachelor of Music students prepare their recitals & performance programs and is the Vocal Technique lecturer for 1st year Bachelor students.
Bianca has earned a Certificate of Estill Figure Proficiency under the guidance of CCI Naomi Eyers and has attended the Estill Voice Training Level One & Two Course: Figures for Voice Control & Figure Combinations for six Voice Qualities. Bianca has a keen interest in vocal health and voice control.
Bianca has great experience in organising events, coordinating concerts, cabarets and other performance evenings. She loves conducting choirs and vocal groups and enjoys directing and preparing musical theatre productions.
Bianca is the host of "The Performers Mind" podcast which is inspired by her book, designed to help people with performance anxiety.
Sarah Pink - Voice and Piano Teacher
Bachelor of Applied Music (Australian College of the Arts)
Certificate III in Music Industry (Wodonga Secondary College)
Sarah Pink is a singer-songwriter who grew up surrounded by bluegrass musicians and listening to the radio. Sarah has developed an appreciation for a plethora of music, later discovering and connecting with musicians of styles such as contemporary soul, alternative, and jazz music.
While majoring in voice at Australian College of the Arts, Sarah continued with her piano playing and has enjoyed performing original and cover songs in a band setting as vocalist and keys player. Sarah is continuously seeking to further her own skills as a vocalist/pianist and strives to share her musical experience, love and knowledge in any way she can.
Matthew Heard - Voice and Piano Teacher
Bachelor of Applied Music (Box Hill Institute)
Diploma of Music (Box Hill Institute)
Matthew’s enthusiasm for music began at an early age. This lead to him committing to and making the most of any musical opportunity that came his way growing up. Especially the challenge of singing and accompanying himself.
Prior to his further studies Matthew had an appreciation for Rock, Blues, and Folk music. However upon starting his studies at Box Hill Institute he was introduced to Soul and Jazz music and there was no looking back. It was here Matthew embraced learning about vocal technique, teaching methods, and music theory.
Upon graduating Matthew has taught throughout the East and South-Eastern suburbs. Outside of teaching he has performed and collaborated with many different groups both locally and internationally. Most notably award winning Melbourne a Cappella group ‘Drums of War’.
As a teacher Matthew enjoys helping students find and set their own goals; to get the most out of their lessons and leave loving music.
Jessica De Luca
Singing, Songwriting, Guitar, Music Theory & Glee Club Teacher
Bachelor of Applied Music - Box Hill Institute
Monday - Thursday
Jess is a Graduate of Box Hill Institute, in her time there she had a strong interest in choir, vocal technique and different teaching methods as well as learning basic Guitar and Piano on the side.
Jess has been singing since she can remember and has been performing in duos and bands since she was 14 years old. As a performer and vocalist, Jess thrives on challenges from getting the "high notes" to cracking down on complex close harmonies, with a strong familiarity with Folk, Jazz and Musical Theatre genres.
Since studying she has regularly performed in the Cover duo "Little Willow" with Lawson Kennard in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs as well as Co-fronting 9 piece band "Brass 'n' Things" and writing her own original music.
On most weekend mornings she is a regular Busker at local Farmers Markets and continues to pursue performing at every opportunity.
Since graduating she has been leading Primary School lunch time bands with High Voltage Rock School and continues to keep in touch with her growing musicality.
Genevieve Lyte - Singing & Piano Teacher
Bachelor of Applied Music - Box Hill Institute
Monday - Wednesday
Genevieve Lyte is a singer/songwriter who has a passion for working with people of all ages and styles on their own pursuit of singing and piano.
Genevieve got her start in church singing contemporary Gospel music. It was there she began performing at the age of four. Since then she has continued her work in church whilst also doing gigs around Melbourne.
She completed her Bachelor of Applied Music Performance at Box Hill Institute in 2016 majoring in voice. During her studies, Genevieve had the opportunity to work with amazing vocal coaches including Dr. Lisa Young, Katrina Wellins, Gerald Marko and Bianca Fenn.
Since her graduation, Genevieve has focused her time and energy on becoming a full-time teacher. She now works five days a week across five primary schools, as well as teaching private lessons.
As a teacher, Genevieve aims to equip her students with technique and practice styles to achieve their best and feel confident in their ability to perform and grow.