Julie Edwardson – Vocal Coaching/Singing Tuition

Julie has 25 years of teaching and performance experience. Julie was a principal singer with Opera Australia for 10 years, prior to this she was a principal with Victoria State Opera. Before Julie’s opera career she was a professional jazz singer performing in major jazz and music venues around Melbourne. In the past ten years Julie has focused on directing opera for Opera Australia and all the state opera companies (Green Room Award winner 2011 – best director best production for La Sonnambula with Opera Australia). Julie is Artistic Director of Emotionworks Cut Opera.

Due to her diverse musical background, Julie teaches singing for all styles of music with a strong focus on developing solid technique that will give the singer vocal health, stamina, longevity and versatility.  Julie’s students include professional/semi-professional opera singers, music theatre singers, jazz and blues performers and contemporary artists. Julie also teaches beginners of all ages.

As an important part of the development of her students, Julie offers regular open mic performance opportunities and there is the potential to perform in Emotionworks Cut Opera productions.

Julie can be contacted on or 0408 687 305.

Richard Woods – Guitar Tuition

Richard has been playing the guitar for 30 years across a range of styles and has performed in pubs, clubs and festivals in Melbourne and regional Victoria. He is a regular performer in Emotionworks Cut Opera – “…..driving blues guitar and lots of stage presence” (The AGE September 2012).

Richard specialises in teaching fingerstyle guitar for all styles of music to students ranging from beginner to advanced with an emphasis on developing techniques that singers can use to accompany themselves.

Richard can be contacted on or 0425 810 739.