Amanda has been involved in the South African Music Industry for more than twenty years as performing and recording artist. She is recognized among her peers as an exceptional vocalist, with two SAMA nominations for best female vocalist under her belt.
Her passion lies with the voice as instrument and throughout her career she has been training, researching and experimenting with different pedagogies to unlock potential and overcome vocal constraints.
Vocal science has proven that the acoustical output of contemporary styles of singing demands a different physical configuration than that of classical singing. Contemporary singing pedagogy is now recognised alongside classical training and is taught in universities all over the world.
Amanda is passionate about keeping abreast with scientific research, by attending International Vocal Seminars, reading new literature and being in touch with inspiring and industry-leading mentors and teachers.
As a voice teacher, she is able to identify specific needs of the singer and prescribe the right training regime. Her aim with each and every student is to teach the individual to become a master of his vocal process.
Although Amanda is not an accredited Singing Voice Specialist, she has an acute interest in vocal rehabilitation for singers. In her 11 years of teaching, Amanda has spent a lot of time in self study and research in this area which is ongoing. She currently works alongside Laryngologists and Speech Language Pathologists in Cape Town. With their guidance and that of international mentors, she can, within her abilities, contribute to the rehabilitation process of certain vocal fold pathologies.
With her extensive knowledge base on the industry and being an artist, Amanda also offers her services as creative consultant, helping aspiring artists on their journey in defining their style and niche. Her contact base reaches the USA and UK and her passion is to uplift the standard of the industry, by making sure that the client is paired with top players in the fields of song writing, production, or performance coaching.
SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS FACILITATED BY AMANDA IN 2015:
CAN SKYLARK: TIME BOMB - Collaboration with US writers and production team
FILIPA: LITTLE WHITE LIE - Collaboration with US writers and production team.