SINGER | TEACHER | ENTERTAINER
Southern Belle Songstress
Her voice has been described as “a beautiful, soaring, heavenly voice which makes the listener feel as if she is singing just for them.” Whether performing with her ensembles or classical concerts, Dianne Cripps brings her stunning vocals to any occasion.
Described by Loretta Barnard in Australia Jazz Net - "she is a dynamo!"
Originally from Virginia, USA, Dianne comes from a long line of bluegrass gospel singers. Her father was a great lover of big band, Linda Rondstadt, and Nat King Cole. Growing up, Dianne was entranced by complexities of classical music while singing jazz in her bedroom. She began her formal music studies at 9 with piano and saxophone and obtained her music degree from George Mason University, USA. She studied with Australian jazz luminaries Judy Bailey and Michelle Nicolle and has done extended studies with one of Australia’s foremost vocal coaches, Alan Hicks. Dianne has performed from the U.S Capitol Steps to the Sydney Opera house in both classical and jazz genres.
One of the most captivating entertainers in Sydney, she presents her music with a special blend of Southern Belle charm and unrivalled musicians which will soothe your soul or make you blush. Dianne performs regularly at bars, restaurants, markets, private parties, weddings, and corporate events to rave reviews and encores.
For weddings and funerals of all denominations, she chooses from a vast collection of sacred and secular music or music of your choice. She always performs them with grace and dignity befitting the ceremony.
As a teacher, Dianne believes everyone can and should sing. It’s her mission to help you overcome your fears that block you from releasing your voice so you can enjoy making music. With a double degree in Music and Psychology plus over 25 years professional singing experience in USA and Australia, you will be in safe and nurturing hands. Lessons focus on proper breathing, posture, support, diction, and interpretation combined with performance psychology. Ages 11yrs and up. Current WWC certificate.