Abbey Slattery has been part of the VAS Family for the past 9 years and was trained by Liz Tripodi & Rocky Loprevite.
An Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Abbey has won many major songwriting and vocal competitions across Australia and has been a finalist in competitions in America and the U.K.
She received one of the highest marks in the world for Grade 8 Rockschool (London), has graduated with a Diploma of Music Performance through RSL Awards (London) and is currently completing a Music degree in Music Composition at Melbourne University. She was the youngest person in Australia to do the Licentiate in Music Performance (Vocal) in 2018.
Abbey has performed as a soloist for many leading organisations across Australia for both Corporate and private clients and events, and released her first EP to critical acclaim in 2016. She has performed in America and the U.K on multiple occasions and has been only one of two people in Australia to participate in intensive songwriting and music training at ICMP.
Highlights of Abbey's achievements include: Winning the "Music Count us in" Competition Australia wide with the song she co-wrote with John Foreman & Katie Noonan being sung by 500,000 students across Australia; Radio airplay, live performances and interviews across major stations in the country and being the only Australian to be invited to a masterclass at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London where she performed at venues in the U.K.
In 2017 Abbey won the Folk/Acoustic section at the Australian Songwriters Association Competition (Australia's largest Songwriting Competition) in the Open Category and has also been a finalist in other categories over the years at the ASA's and ISC. She was a finalist at the ASA's in 2018 for her contribution and achievement in Songwriting.
She was also awarded VAS Teacher of the Year in 2017.
Abbey's experience with Singer/Songwriters, Junior developing students, Young Musical Theatre performers, and group ensembles is highly regarded and she is also an experienced Guitarist and Pianist.