Dr Jennifer Barnes

Jenny

DIRECTOR OF BARNES MUSIC AND TEACHER OF SINGING (CLASSICAL AND OPERA SPECIALIST)

Jenny has had a very diverse career, beginning with a time as a folk singer (long hair and guitar!). From humble beginnings singing in musical shows, to opening night of the season in the title role of Madama Butterfly with Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House, Jenny's musical journey has been awe-inspiring.

Jenny has sung with and directed jazz bands and orchestras, performed in oratorios, operas, a capella groups, choirs and recital programs. In 2009, Jenny attained a PhD for research into the operatic soprano voice, an investigation that has had profound implications on her own teaching.

"For me, music is an indispensable part of life and I love to share it with other people through performing myself, finding places for others to perform, teaching skills in singing and assisting others to reach their own musical heights."