Vocal Foundations

Specialist vocal training,
artist and performance coaching.

Who is specialist vocal coach Greg van Bergen?
"I am a specialist vocal trainer and performance coach who helps singers, songwriters and artists develop their technical skills and mental awareness, so that they can move through fear and shine in front of an audience".
Greg van Bergen - Vocal Foundations
My name is Greg van Bergen, and I am a specialist vocal trainer, performance coach and the founder of Vocal Foundations. I am a qualified trainer and assessor and have been coaching many local singers, songwriters and artists in Melbourne, Australia to help them achieve their singing and performance ambitions.

What is a specialist vocal coach? I have a keen interest in voice mechanics and physiology. In simpler terms, I love how "the voice box" works, what moves where? and how I can help others make the sounds they want.
I have trained under the Estill Voice Model since 2008 and earned the Certificate of Figure Proficiency qualification in 2010. I continue to train under mentorship, and have successfully completed part of the requirements to achieve the Estill Master Teacher status.​

My passion is working with people who want to sing, to help them learn and develop their skills, and develop strategies to overcome their performance fears. In 2004 I started my own singing teaching business "Monstar Music" to do just that. In 2013 the business evolved and was renamed to "Vocal Foundations", positioning itself as a specialised technical training destination for singer / songwriters and vocalists in Melbourne and online to the world.

​"After having coached emerging singers for over a decade, I know you'll walk away from our training together a more confident performer, a more technically skilled singer, a more emotionally powerful songwriter, and a more joyful person. I've seen the transformations in my clients, year after year, and can't wait to help your genuine voice break free and be shared with the world". 

My skills have been recognised in VET commercial and musical theatre voice training courses in Melbourne. Clients have gone on to work for Disneyland Paris, Dubai Parks and cruise-liners. I work with singer/songwriters who perform regularly in local bands, solo acts and wedding singers/bands.
I also works within the secondary school environment with up and coming young contemporary musicians. 

I am an ongoing member of the Australian National Association of the Teachers of Singing.

Greg van Bergen

Specialist vocal trainer, performance coach and founder of Vocal Foundations
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110
Certificate of Figure Proficiency - Estill Voice International
Voice Teacher at Templestowe College, Victoria
Theory Of Music Grade 4 - AMEB

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What is voice training?
The whole purpose of seeking out a singing teacher, vocal coach or voice trainer is the same thing... to get better. Voice is an instrument. It follows the same physics and principles that all musical instruments do. With voice, your larynx “the voice box” is a complex and dynamical instrument that has the amazing capability to sing any style and genre known to us. It is the relationship between the airflow, the vocal folds and the shape of the vocal tract that create unique sound qualities. The muscles that move and shape the instrument for an opera quality is different to that for a musical theatre belter. It produces a unique sound that is undeniably suited for a particular genre. When you can learn how to control the moving parts of your instrument and create different voice qualities. It is then you can start to get creative as an artist.

The beauty about understanding how the larynx moves is that you are not limited to learning “styles” of singing. You can maintain your unique voice and accomplish endless variations and possibilities with one voice, yours. You don’t need to copy... create!
This is why I truly love working with singer songwriters. I love helping others paint a picture with their voices that showcases their artistry the way they have dreamed.  

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