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how it all began
After many years of touring and teaching, Gary decided to found an training centre where professional education can be received in a wide variety of disciplines.
The small beginnings in Munich with a of couple private students, was just the start. When Gary got married he moved from Munich to Konstanz. Teaching Piano and Voice out of a small studio at home things started to develop and the desire arose to start Spotlight- STUDIO.
owner - spotlight studio
Gary-John Peinke, born in South Africa, has been involved in theatre and music productions since the age of 10.
He studied piano and flute through the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College London. In 1996 he moved to Germany to begin his professional training in the Performing Arts, including a teacher training course in Theatre and Mime. Afterwards he began woking at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He has also toured with various professional and semi-professional ensembles in Germany, Switzerland and South Africa.
He was the Artistic Director for the international youth project "new challenge".
In 2005 he completed further studies in advanced Theatre and Teacher training at "Off Theater" in Neuss, Germany.
He is currently working as a private teacher for singing, piano and acting. Furthermore he is involved in script writing, directing and teaching for various groups, schools and organisations. He is also employed at a private school as a drama teacher and has produced multiple successful school productions over the last couple of years.
He is a certified IVA Teacher (Level 5 - Mentor)
Institute for Vocal Advancement
Las Vegas, USA
Lakeside Church Konstanz
Gospel Art Studio
Christliche Schule im Hegau
Berufliche Bildung qGmbH
EC Chor Pflaltz
New Challenge e.V.
VME Musik e.V.
Purple Line Theatre
Hillsong Church Germany
Gary Peinke has trained with many world known Vocal Coaches. Among others: Seth Riggs (LA, USA), Greg Enriques (Las Vegas, USA), Kathy Kennedy (San Francisco, USA), Dean Kaelin (Salt Lake City, USA), Linda Tomkinson (Salt Lake City, USA) Jeffrey Skouson (Las Vegas, USA), Spencer Welch (Vancouver, Canada)
Training and Advanced Studies
2013 – to date Certified IVA Instructor (Institute for Vocal Advancement)
2021 IVA Certification (Ambassador)
2019 IVA Certification Level 5 (Mentor)
2017 IVA Certification Level 4 (Advanced)
2008 – 2013 Certified Speech Level Singing (SLS) Voice Teacher
2003 – 2005 Theaterpädagogen BuT. (Off Theater, Neuss/Düsseldorf, Deutschland)
1999 – 2000 Acting Teacher Training (Gospel Art Studio, München, Deutschland)
1996 – 2000 Training in the Performing Arts – Acting, Dance, Voice, Pantomime (Gospel Art Studio, Munich, Germany)
1991 – 1995 Selborne College High School Education und Matriculat (East London, South Africa)
Musical Working Experience:
2008 - to date Owner: Spotlight Studio, Konstanz, Germany
2010 - to date Spotlight Choir (Director)
2018 Liebesgrüße aus Konstanz – James Bond Benefit Concert, City Theatre Konstanz (Spotlight Chor)
2004 Musical Director: Katuschka, Of Fools and Lovers, (Belleherst Productions)
2000 First private lessons given for Voice and Piano
1997 – 2000 Musical Director - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Gospel Art Studio, Munich, Germany)
1996 Musical Director: CABARET ’96 (Arts Playhouse, South Africa)
1995 Port Rex Eisteddfod Gold und Silver Certificates for Piano and Flute. (East London, South Africa)
1994 Grade 8 Pianoforte Examination Trinity College, London, UK
1993 Grade 7 Pianoforte Duet Examination – Trinity College, London, UK
Other: Annie Get your Gun (Orchestra), CAPAB, Guild Theatre,East London, South Africa Oklahoma (Orchestra), CAPAB, Guild Theatre,East London, South Africa
Work Experience - Performing Arts (Acting/Dance/Musical)
2006 – to date Drama and Music Teacher -Christliche Schule im Hegau (Rielasingen, Germany)
2015 – 2016 Song of Crow – Outrider Anthems, Redding, U
2000 – 2007 new challenge – VME Musik (Author, Producer und Musical Director)
2002 – 2005 Stückwerk THEATER, Touring Theatre Ensemble (Munich, Germany)
2003 Carmina Burana, Tanz Forum (Munich, Germany)
2002 – 2006 Maskenball – Bavarian State Opera (Munich , Germany)
2001 - 2006 Ariodante -Bavarian State Opera (Munich , Germany)
2001 – 2003 Carmina Burana, Tanz Forum (Munich, Germany)
2001 Les Troyens - Bavarian State Opera (Munich, Germany)
2000- 2004 Faust – Bavarian State Opera (Munich, Germany)
1999 – 2000 KING – Rockoper (Munich, Germany)
1999 Xaris Dance, Creative Arts Europe – Ballett und Modern/Jazz (Kassel, Germany)
Other Productions: Die Passion; The Thief of Love; Der König von Narnia; Begegnung am Felsendom; The Bald Prima Donna; The Prates of Penzance; Charlies Aunt; 101 Dalmations; Tom Sawyer
Work Experience Directing
Among others:A Christmas Carol; Joseph . the Musical; Chaos im Gewächshaus, Feuerland; Gloge…nüüt als gloge; Knast Kinder; Cassie sagt Ja; Das lebendige Buch; Ein unvergesslicher Advent; Unter dem Schirm; Du bist einmalig; Homezone; Chat-a-Live; WWW.WeWillWin; Cabaret 96;
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