Hi! My name is Lauren Ann, Bachelor of Music graduate, singer-songwriter, children’s entertainer extraordinaire and vocal coach.
When I was a child my teacher said I was a mouse. I was so super quiet, too shy to say much. A sensitive little soul.
But one day this mouse turned into a lion! I was sick of hiding in the shadows.
It started with the South West Debating team, then public speaking, then drama and singing classes. Battling with confidence and self-esteem but pushing through despite being red-faced, and embarrassed.
I would spend hours singing into my hairbrush along to Mariah Carey’s album. Hero was my favourite. It was all over when I got a keyboard! Then the shows were all on!
Comedy shows including what the audience was meant to do, skits, singing, dancing… I loved to perform. Any chance I got, I was on the stage: whether that platform was merely a set up in our very own lounge room at home or at school in drama class, I loved to sing, dance and act.
Through life’s circumstances I lost that childhood confidence, whether it be the kids at school or people around me, but I somehow lost my voice. I never felt that I was good enough, and didn’t want to try for the fear of failing.
I was told to “be quiet” and to “try and “fit in.”
How can you fit in when you were always born to stand out?
I thought I couldn’t sing. I thought I was just a misfit that would never find her sense of belonging. What I realised many years later was that I was a creative that just needed nurturing and encouragement. My inner artist/creative just needed space to create!
And I have been singing and creating ever since.
From the couch glory of performances for family and friends, to now singing on various platforms, I am passionate about music and in particular singing and coaching others, seeing them shine in who they are.