Diana Woodhouse -                                   Pianist/Singer
Biography
 
The following includes Diana's current and past experience as a resident performer in Australian and International venues, and her musical directing and vocal teaching history.
 
 
 
Australia:
 
 
Westfield Doncaster
 
Providing weekly solo piano entertainment from September 2010 to January 2015.
 
Warramunga Restaurant, Waverley RSL
 
Providing fortnightly solo piano entertainment from May 2011 to July 2013
 
 
 
Spirit of Tasmania I and II
 
Regularly performing on these ships since 2003 to the present as a singer/keyboard player in various cover duos including “Venus and Mars” with Steve Agar,“Woodhouse and Maclaine” with Sarah Maclaine and "Mono Deluxe" during weekend day sailings
 
Pescare, Glen Waverley
 
Friday night piano/vocal entertainment from June to December 2008
 
Spirit of Tasmania
 
Regular performer in the Leatherwood Lounge as a solo singer/pianist on week long contracts from 1997 to 2002.
 
 
 
 
International Piano/Vocal Entertainment
 
Diana was employed as a solo pianist/singer in five star hotels and privately owned venues, performing classical, jazz, rock, musical theatre and popular music 5-6 nights per week from January 1998 to December 1999:
 
Semiramis Inter. Continental Hotel             
Cairo, Egypt                                                                                               
January-June 1998                                                  
 
Downhill Hotel                                                 
Ballina, Ireland                                            
July-August 1998                                                  
 
Bestastua Restaurant/Piano Bar                           
Haugesund, Norway                                                                                                   
Sept 1998                                                                 
 
Rainbow Hotel
Oslo, Norway
Oct 1998
 
Renaissance Hotel
Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 1998-Jan 1999
 
Maxim’s Piano Bar
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 1999
 
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dubai, UAE
March-May 1999
 
Montparnasse Piano Bar
Mykonos, Greece
June-July 1999
 
Salieri’s Restaurant/Piano Bar
London, UK
August 1999
 
Metropolitan Hotel
Dubai, UAE
Oct-December 1999
 
 
 
 
MUSICAL DIRECTOR
 
Shoestring Youth Theatre, 1988-1998
 
Diana held the position of resident Musical Director for this community based group for ten years.  Each project involved groups of up to 80 children and teenagers with varying skills and performing experience.  Major productions include “Fame”, “Godspell”, “Annie”, “Hair”, “Peter Pan”, “Bugsy Malone”, “Pastrana”, “The Wiz”, “Grease”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Charlotte’s Web” and “Cabaret”.  Diana was also employed as Musical Director for numerous small scale productions. 
 
Diana's duties as Musical Director included:
 
- auditioning and casting
- arranging band and vocal scores
- vocal directing and coaching
- rehearsal accompanying
- hiring and directing bands
- hiring and liaising with sound technicians
- playing piano and keyboards in bands.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
Diana Woodhouse Vocal Studio
 
Conducted private and group singing classes in her home studio from 1993 to the present. 
 
Hurstbridge Primary School
 
Taught group and individual singing classes to children from Prep to Year Six on a contract basis for four school terms in 2000.
 
Billanook College, 1995
 
Taught singing to 20 students for one term as a relieving teacher at this school.
 
“Voice Over Youth Singers”  1988-1989
 
Initiated a youth choir within the Shoestring Youth Theatre involving 30 members.  As Musical Director, Diana selected and arranged vocal parts, accompanied and coached both skilled and inexperienced young singers.  The group performed at various community events, festivals and shopping centres.
 
“Heidelberg Allstars”, 1995-1998
 
Held the position of vocal coach for this semi professional performing group of 45 senior citizens, teaching vocal technique, accompanying rehearsals and arranging and coaching harmony parts.
 
Merinda Callisthenics College, 1995-1997
 
Regularly coached children’s and teenage classes in preparation for the vocal components in competitions and display work.
 
Diamond Valley Dancing Academy, January 1995
 
Was invited to teach  group singing to a children’s class for  a Summer School
 
Tony Bartuccio Dancing Academy, 1992-1993
 
Taught group and private singing classes for five terms at this school as the required voice component of the full time Accredited Performing Arts Course.
 
Johnny Young Talent School, 1992
 
Taught singing to five groups of children for three terms, culminating in an end of year concert.
 
 
 
 ACCOMPANIST
 
Diana is regularly engaged as a rehearsal and/or performance accompanist for AMEB examinations, school and amateur theatre productions, dancing schools and recitals. 
 
 
 
 
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