Doug has taught acting at some of the most prestigious institutions in Australia and the UK. Since 2011 he has been a regular tutor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney where he has specialised in acting fundamentals, advanced acting, classical scene work, acting through song and audition prep with both adults and young people. In 2012 he became one of Sydney Theatre Company’s inaugural ‘Teaching Artists’ under Dr Robyn Ewing and held that position until 2015. In 2015 Doug became a member of the teaching staff in the musical theatre department at Associated Studios, London. He has taught acting, acting through song and audition prep at City Academy London, Urdang Academy (London), South London Youth Theatre and has also been a guest lecturer at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Griffith University.
Doug has worked with some of the worlds leading directors and creatives including Tony award winning director Christopher Ashley, writer and composers Boublil & Schoenberg, international opera director Peter Sellars and world-renowned acting coach Larry Moss and so brings a wealth of lived experience to his coaching work.
As an actor, he has trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Acting, 2003), Associated Studios, London and with Larry Moss.
Doug is available for private coaching and studio work.
As a vocal coach, Doug has a wealth of experience and has taught both in Australia and the UK. He began his own vocal training at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Robyn Wells and has since studied under Patricia Oertel, Leontine Haas, Stephen Luke Walker and most recently Gary May, covering both classical and music theatre repertoires. He also studied classical piano under the late Raisa Dobrinsky.
From 2015-2019 Doug was musical director of the City Academy Choral Collective, curating many concerts and conducting such works as Considering Matthew Shepard and Faure’s Requiem.
Additionally he has worked as an accompanist, ensemble leader, lead vocalist, curator and piano tutor.
Doug was a tutor in vocal technique at Urdang Academy (London) and City Academy London from 2015-2019, teaching both private tutorials and group singing as well as choral technique.
Doug has been a guest vocalist with Sydney Philarmonia Chorus on several occasions, performing in works such as Queen of Spades (conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy), Oedipus Rex/Symphony of Psalms (conducted by Joana Carniero) and Harmonium (conducted by Edo de Waart).
Doug specialises in acting through song, vocal technique, group singing and audition prep.
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