Studio Director David Butler is a Full Time professional Vocal Coach based in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia.
David has experience in many areas of performance including Musical Theatre, Opera, Oratorio, Stage Theatre, Concert and Recital performance. David also regularly coaches students through High School, Pre-Tertiary and AMEB examinations.
David moved his studio to Melbourne, Victoria from Launceston, Tasmania in 2009 to further his vocal studies at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) completing his Bachelor of Music Performance (Classical Voice). His studies also include Music History & Appreciation as well as Performance Psychology and Stagecraft. He has studied music in many facets, with particular focus on Voice and Piano. David's vast personal performance experience and 10 years private coaching history allows for valuable insight into performance, music appreciation and performance psychology.
David is passionate about the arts, performance and helping others achieve their full potential.
QUALIFICATIONS / AREAS of FOCUS
Bachelor of Music Performance (Voice) - Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)
More than 10 Years Private Tutoring experience - Australia
Universal Technique: An holistic approach and consistent foundation to promote longevity & versatility.
Performance Psychology: Understanding psychological processes and exploring self expression.
Text Delivery and Stagecraft: Connection and importance of text and organic movement.
Performance Masterclasses: Addressing and combining all elements of performance into a cohesive presentation.
Davids Musical Direction credits feature:
William Finn's "FALSETTOS" (StageArt, Green Room Award Nomination)
Stephen Sondheim's "INTO THE WOODS" (BottledSnail Productions)
Isabella Valette’s "HI-VISABELLA” season as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Melbourne season of ”WOMAN: It’s a Mother of a Cabaret” with Jodie Stubbs for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival
Independent season of "FROM: NEW YORK, FOR: HIM” with Melissa David (Brooklyn Runaways)
Independent season of ”MAD WORLD” (David Butler Studio)
Independent season of ”MAD WORLD: The Return Season” (David Butler Studio & Richard Taki)
Adelaide Fringe Festival season of “WOMAN: It’s a Mother of a Cabaret” with Jodie Stubbs (The Bally, Gluttony)
Adelaide Fringe Festival season of “FROM: NEW YORK, FOR: HIM” with Melissa David (Brooklyn Runaways; La Boheme)
Australian Premiere of “GHOST QUARTET” (Antipodes Theatre Company, GasWorks)
David also casually tutors and lectures at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts.
As well as DBS, you can also find David on his professional Facebook page.