South African born Marlize Steyn
(maiden name de Bruin) started singing at the age of 5.At this young age she'd already started singing in her
local church and in school events.
All through her
school career, she'd been involved in every school choir, and also starred in school plays singing some major parts and/or themes.
n 2003 Marlize
took part in the Messiah Production, and performed in the choir at the Small Karoo National Arts Festival
, one of the most prestigious vocal arts festivals in South Africa.
This experience gave Marlize exposure to work with some well known South African artists, all of whom are internationally acclaimed.Marlize also partook in a series of National singing competitions referred to as the Eisteddfod Competitions.
This series was designed to challenge competitors over various genre's of singing.
performed very well in these competitions.
n 2005-2006 Marlize
singing career further, by studying a course in Contemporary music at Damelin
The course was aimed at various types of musicians, and subjects were tailored to ensure understanding between band members and vocalists.
She successfully completed these studies by December 2006, and were awarded a diploma, which is internationally recognised.
n addition Marlize also completed the certification for Vocal teaching, as endorsed by Malacharte Music productions, which entails vocal teaching on the Eve Boswell method - a method that puts an emphasis on safe vocal coaching techniques; not harming or straining vocal chords.
Following a short period of vocal coaching in South Africa, Marlize
relocated to the UK alongside her
husband in late 2007, and now tutors in the UK.more....