The Find Your Voice Workshop is dedicated to helping people  learn to express themselves through their voice. It is my mission to pass on the joy of Your Voice, to increase the confidence of the individual whilst also focusing on the technical aspects of singing.  Participants can choose from a variety of styles – jazz, classical and contemporary, depending on their personal goals and interests.

Find Your Voice provides people with the opportunity to express themselves through music.

Two different Master Classes are offered:

For teenagers – it is suggested that participants bring along three options of music that they would like to work on and that they enjoy singing.  Music will also be provided.

For adults –  it is suggested that participants bring along three options of music they would like to work on and that they enjoy singing.  Music will also be provided.

Rose Nolan is a classically trained professional singer who holds a double degree Bachelor in Arts (music) and Science (psychology) from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She completed the Preparatory Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music in London (2006) where she was awarded an Alex Templeton entrance scholarship. During her time at the Royal Academy of Music, she held a William Gibbs Trust scholarship and was a resident alto scholar for St John’s Church in Hyde Park. She was one of five finalists who sang at the Sydney Opera house for the Metropolitan Opera Award in 2005.

She has an excellent understanding of how students learn and how to teach them effectively. She is familiar with the content of the AMEB, the ABRSM and the British GCSE and A Levels music curriculum.

Rose is currently teaching singing at Tagtigall Musikschule in Berlin. In 2011 she taught at the Karen Leonard Music School in Melbourne, Australia. From 2008 to 2011 she worked as a peripatetic singing teacher at Queen’s Gate School in South Kensington, London. She teaches a wide variety of styles including classical, jazz, pop, folk and blues. She has experience teaching singing, acting and music to people of all ages, from adults and adolescence to children and young children.


In August, Rose will be performing in Berlin’s Hof Klang festival in Sergey Khismatov’s Voice Quartet.  She is currently performing Il Festino by Banchieri in Berlin and has worked with UnterwasserOpera in both Berlin and Düsseldorf. She was a soloist for Surrey Opera’s end of year soiree concert and an Emerging Artist for Opera Danube where she performed, amongst other works, Brahms’ “Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52” at St John’s Square London and in their production of The Merry Widow. She covered the role of Cunaide in Surrey Opera’s production of Iernin and performed with Fernando Montano, soloist from the Royal Ballet, at the Cafe de Paris in London, as the headline act for the LUKAS awards which were presented by Vivienne Westwood.  Rose performed with Kiez Opera Berlin in their production of Insanity at the Stattbad in Wedding.

Rose performed and toured the role of Orlofsky from Die Fledermaus and also the role of Nancy in Albert Herring for Surrey Opera; which also appeared in the Canterbury Festival (Review from December issue 2011 of Opera Magazine “[Paul Sheehan] was partnered by a delicious Nancy in Rose Nolan, who sang with rich-toned relish, acted with poise and sensitivity, and looked exquisite.”) She has performed the role of Mercedes with Co-Opera Co. UK for their Carmen covers production and was a member of the 2011 Buxton Festival Company UK where she covered and performed scenes from the role of David in Handel’s Saul with conductor Harry Christophers. She performed the role of Tessa from The Gondoliers for Surrey Opera UK and covered it for Opera Australia.

Rose was invited by the 70 piece Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra on a concert tour through numerous cities in China.  She performed the role of Oreste in La belle Hélène with Lyric Opera of Melbourne (online review from Theatre People: “Other standouts in the large company include a cheeky Rose Nolan singing up a storm in the ‘pants’ role of Prince Orest”). She covered Adalgisa in Norma with Grange Park Opera UK and spent the previous year singing with Scottish Opera in numerous productions. She performed the role of Sara in Roberto Devereux in Spain and worked for two years with OzOpera (Opera Australia), touring Australia performing Hansel in Hansel and Gretel (Review from The Age “Indeed, the singing at times is breathtakingly wonderful. Rose Nolan plays Hansel and her voice is rich and silky with mellifluous tones.”).

In Melbourne, she regularly led her own jazz band which played at various venues such as The Hilton Hotel, The Carlton Crest Hotel and held various residences such as an 8-month residency at the Stork Hotel in Melbourne’s Central Business District.

Rose regularly works with Opera Australia.

Matthew Toogood is an Australian conductor currently working at the Komische Oper Berlin.

He has conducted a range of symphonic and choral music, but it is in opera that his true passion lies. Since completing his Masters of Music in Conducting in Melbourne, he has conducted performances of Puccini‘s Turandot, Tosca, La Boheme and Madama Butterfly and Verdi‘s La Traviata, Macbeth and Nabucco. His great interest however is in the operas of Strauss and Wagner.

Since joining the music staff at the Komische Oper Berlin he has conducted performances of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and the Puppet Show Der gestiefelte Kater (Puss in Boots), conducting the backstage orchestras of  Strauss‘ Der Rosenkavalier, Mozart‘s Don Giovanni, Wagner‘s Die Meistersingers von Nürnberg and assisting on Reihman‘s Lear, Dvorak‘s Rusalka, Janacek‘s Cunning Little Vixon and Prokofiev‘s The Love of Three Oranges. As a repetiteur he has worked on over thirty opera productions, from Monteverdi‘s Orpheus to Porter‘s Kiss Me Kate to Strauss‘ Salome.

Matthew was a semi-finalist at the 2011 Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition and winner of the 2007 Stonnington Symphony Conductor Prize.

He has participated in master classes with Jorma Panula, Colin Metters, Johannes Fritzsch, Christopher Seaman, Sebastian Lang-Lessing and Geoffrey Lancaster. He completed his Master’s degree with John Hopkins OBE in 2008.

  • Tues, June 10, 2014 | 2pmStudio

Taught by Rose Nolan, contralto, with accompaniment by Matthew Toogood

Advance registration is required and space is limited! Please email to sign up for this workshop! Each of the two Master Classes can accommodate up to six participants.