I began singing lessons with Inge Southcott while finishing high school in Armidale. Inge was a very supportive teacher, giving me not only a secure vocal technique but also extending my musicianship and skills as a performer. With her encouragement and guidance I went on to study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. I am now completing a Master of Early Music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, appearing in concert with ensembles such as the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and the Symphonie Atlantique.....Bethany Shepherd 29.11.14
In my years (2004-2008) of vocal tuition with Inge Southcott, I expanded my knowledge of vocal pedagogy and broadened my understanding of the diversity of repertoire the vocal world has to offer. I was given a taste of learning works in other languages, whilst consolidating vocal, breathing and body technique. I believe Inge gave me a foundation, which put me in the right direction in order to study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.....Sam Payne 17.9.14
I wanted to thank you because I truly believe that the lessons she had with you are pivotal to her being selected, you were very supportive of J. and gave her a lot of encouragement as well as excellent technique. .....Mother of student 22.10.14 selected for rural talent award
Inge really inspired and nurtured a love and passion for classical singing within me. She exposed me to great vocal repertoire from musical theatre, to art song and opera. She gave me a solid foundation for language learning, provided opportunities for eisteddfods, examinations, auditions and most importantly always inspired and encouraged me with my singing. I felt so supported by her and this gave me a confidence in preparation but also in my performance abilities. As Inge has an extensive medical background her deep knowledge of vocal anatomy provides her with a unique specialty in vocal pedagogy as she personalises vocal lessons teaching healthy and exciting vocal technique. Some of my best memories are associated with Inge and my music training with her, I wouldn’t be where I am today graduating with a Bachelor of Music Performance in Classical voice at the Queensland Conservatorium if it weren’t for Inge. She has helped me to pursue my dreams.....Dakotah Love 16.10.21
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"It has been my pleasure to work with Inge in a variety of roles. As a singer Inge is always thoroughly prepared, her research is deep and underpinned by a continuous desire for challenge and an ability to adapt to the present needs. As a singing teacher Inge’s students are well prepared, confident and share an inquiring nature that leads them to different and broad paths of experience. "......2020 Kathleen Connell ..Voiceteacher..www.kathleenconnell.com.au