Meet The Team


The Australian Pop Academy is run by husband and wife team, Gareth and Louise Henderson.

Gareth Henderson

gareth headshot bwGareth Henderson is an internationally successful vocal coach. He began his vocal performing career over 30 years ago. He has been a voice coach for 20 years and in that time has trained a large number of not only professional live vocalists, but West End Theatre stars, a number of award winning charts artists and many professional singing teachers.
He studied the world famous "Speech Level Singing Method" that was used by over 120 Grammy Award winning artists, learning from a number of the world's greatest singing teachers including the technique's creator, Seth Riggs (vocal coach to Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder & Kelly Clarkson).
Gareth is now one of the very few "Vocology In Practice" (V.I.P) authorised instructors.
He is also one of the very limited number of voice teachers certified to teach the respected "B.A.S.T" voice teacher training course.
He has always had a great reputation for getting the best, not just from adult singers, but also from younger performers.
He has worked with singer "Birdy" since she was 12 years old, not only as her vocal coach but also producing her early demos. He is proud to have worked on her two award winning albums.

Gareth has an acknowledged obsession with harmony vocals and has been preparing inspiring vocal arrangements since 1995.

Louise Henderson

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Louise has been a professional choreographer and performer for the last 25 years. She studied Street, Ballet, Modern and Tap and has over 30 certifications in various disciplines of dance.

She performed at a young age in various musical theatre productions and as an adult spent 5 years as a vocalist with a live band. Over the last 24 years Louise has performed, choreographed and directed literally hundreds of shows with her Adult and Children’s Pop Choirs and Academies.

Louise has personally overseen the development of hundreds of young performers and has an exceptional ability to welcome new members and put them at ease.

Lastly, as a mother of three boys herself, two of whom train with the Pop Academy, she has gained an enormous amount of experience in the gentle but firm handling of energetic youngsters!