Sandy Bigara is a Creative & Performing Artist living on the Central Coast, NSW.
Sandy focusses on four core areas:
1) 8-week Bel Canto and Restorative Vocal Coaching Classes & Music School: Sandy runs 8-week ongoing Vocal Coaching classes each school term at The Rhythm Hut. Alongside her Sandy Bigara Music School, based off Mann street, providing Vocal, Adult Piano, Adult Keyboard, Guitar and Ukelele lessons. Having run a successful Music School since 1999 Sandy provides a warm and safe environment for beginner or pro musicians to sharpen their skill. www.sandybigara.com/vocal-training-central-coast
2) Providing Entertainment at Weddings: Having performed at weddings since 1994, Sandy provides a full range of services, making sure that each wedding is special and memorable for all the right reasons! www.bigaraweddingmusic.com
3) Entertaining and Compering at Events: Sandy was one of the MC/Comperes and the “Singing Chef” at The Good Food & Wine Show South Africa, flying between Durban, Capetown and Johannesburg to run and MC the Brilliant Baking Theatre. She worked alongside TV stars like Kate Ashworth from Ceebeebies I Can Cook, Paul Hollywood of The Great British Bake Off, MasterChef Australia and South Africa, among others. Working under extreme pressure and to a very tight time schedule, Sandy perfected her ability to entertain the crowds, while keeping staff and Internationally acclaimed Chef’s on time, and happy.
4) Performing Fantasy Electronica Music, Poetry & Art Collaborations: Sandy connects with artists on the Central Coast, teaming up to create new and inspired performance art sensations. Combining multiple genre’s and showcasing a cross section of young developing artists. Sandy also performs her unusual Electronica DubstepFusion Opera Pop Jazz at events and showcases. www.sandybigara.com www.reverbnation.com/sandybigara
Sandy is a classically trained singer with a reputation for control and focus. With average scores of A+ in singing competitions Sandy brings a level of grace & solid training to each song she performs. Her quirky self-deprecating humour appeals to all ages, gained from her experience as a Master of Ceremonies / Compere of Events, as she shares tidbits of her life story, adventures, and the mayhem that is associated with ‘Us Arty Types’
After 9 years as a Natal Representative for singing, and after touring Europe as Assistant Conductor of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Youth Choir, Sandy enrolled at the Marc Poupard School of Music where she was fully trained as a Bella Canto singer specializing in Aria Antiche, Art Song and Folk Song. She received an award from the Italian Consulate for her efforts in the Aria Category of the Queensburgh Eisteddfod and was the title holder of the Aria Antiche Trophy awarded by the Societa Dante Alighieri in Durban. She was invited as a special guest to a Master Class with Emma Rienzi at UKZN Opera Studio. For a short time she studied under Senior Lecturer, Coleen Philp, of the Opera Studio and Choral Academy at UKZN. Sandy also had the honour of teaching a voice class at the Choral Academy; she has a passion for vocal and musical growth and has performed multiple genres, Jazz, RnB, Hip Hop, Pop, and Gospel...only a select few have heard her Yodel! She is available to perform, with over 300 contemporary and classical hits under her belt, as well as a set of her own compositions for theatre, corporate or restaurant functions.