With the angle of music and voice technique, Leigh McRae brings fun, flair and insight into his presentations taking an interesting look at the mechanics of the human voice and how it affects our lives. He also entertains his audiences with stories and anecdotes formed from working in the Entertainment industry for the past 30 years. Discover the reality of the reality.
In his day-to-day life, Leigh McRae gives singers the techniques and skills they need to achieve their dreams. From London to Singapore, Munich to Sydney, Los Angeles to New York, Leigh McRae is one of Australia’s most sought after voice teachers. Whatever stage you are at in your career, Leigh’s individual approach to teaching will help you achieve your goals.
“Whether you want to sing at a wedding, star in a musical or win a Grammy, every student is different and has different needs. So, it is important to me to ensure that each lesson I give is tailored to meet the individual needs of the student I am teaching. That way we can work together to ensure they get to where they want to be.”
With a background in performing, Leigh understands the demands placed on the modern singer. So as well as training the voice he also helps students develop an understanding and respect for what it means to be a performer, preparing them for careers in many different aspects of the music industry. Throughout his career, Leigh has worked with artists such as Human Nature (currently in a 2 year contract at the Imperial Hotel, Las Vegas), Damien Leith (Australian Idol Winner) Delta Goodrem, Marcia Hines, Kaylan (Disco Montego), Melinda Schneider (Multiple Golden Guitar Winner), Casey Donovan (Australian Idol Winner), Sophie Monk, Denni Hines, Tammin Sursok (The Young and The Restless, Spectacular),and Nathan Foley (Hi Five). Leigh has lectured at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPPA) The Hillsong conference, is a faculty member of the Broadway Theatre Project and participated in the Speech Level Singing Workshops (SLS) workshops in Los Angeles. He has also worked closely with record labels including Sony Music, Engine Room Records and Warners. Leigh has trained theatrical performers in; Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Grease, Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot, Sweet Charity, Wicked, Miss Saigon and acted as vocal consultant to the Australian production of Rent.
Leigh is the creator of the Vocal Mastery Program, which continues to be applied in over 13 countries worldwide. Leigh's performance experience is varied including rock and pop bands, big band, theatre (Jean Valjean Hills Centre Performing Arts Les Miserable), live television performances on Midday Show, Bert Newton and Channel Nine's Footy Show and as a session singer on radio and television commercials as well as recording his own albums. His cabaret show 'If I Was Going To Have A Sing' has been widely received. He has also worked on Reality television programs such as X Factor and Popstars.