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Fatai finds her 'Voice'

Sixteen year old TAFE music student Fatai Veamatahau is applying her learning to real life at TV's latest talent show sensation The Voice.

The Voice has been a runaway success for Channel 9, with more than two million viewers a night. The youngest contestant on the show, Fatai beat out hundreds of aspiring singers for a spot on Team Seal.

Fatai is studying VU's Certificate IV in Music at Kindred Studios in Yarraville, and says it has provided her with excellent grounding for the show.  She draws similarities between her course and The Voice.  "I'm working with people in industry, performing, rehearsing, recording and I've been able to take what I've learned in my course and apply it [to The Voice] in Sydney".

Fatai lives in Deer Park and grew up singing with her Tongan family in the church choir. The family has performed at events across Victoria, including the opening of Federation Square and Etihad Stadium.  After completing her Certificate II in Music, Fatai followed a suggestion from her father and auditioned for the Certificate IV in Music . She was immediately offered a place.

"I love this course," says Fatai. "There are great teachers and students, and the course is packed with things I've been looking for. It explores different aspects of the music industry, besides singing and performing."

The VU community of teachers, staff and students wish Fatai continued success.

For further information about the Certificate IV in Music contact The School of Information Technology and Creative Industries.

Phone+61 3 9919 3204
Email: music@vu.edu.au

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