Ariana Shneider is a well known, successful,  Manning Valley singing and drama teacher. She studied her craft in Sydney at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Independent Theatre of Dramatic Art North Sydney, NSW.

During her time in the Manning Valley she has taught in nearly every school in the district as well as running a very successful private studio.

She has been the recipient of four government grants to aid children in performance, appeared in local productions as a singer and actress, and vocal director for Taree Arts Council,  and is a member of Kantabile Choir.

She is currently completing the recording and mastering for DVD and CD of a  musical  called “Crystal Dreaming the Musical”, for which she has written  the  entire script, and the lyrics and melodies to twenty-four songs.

In 2016,  a staged  version of “Crystal Dreaming” was created  with performances on Friday 21st & Saturday  22nd October at 7.00pm and  Sunday 23rd October at 2.00pm at the TAREE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE THEATRETTE , 243 KOLODONG ROAD TAREE.

In  November, 2014, one of her songs from the musical, was nominated for an award in the Solo Female Song Section of the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) and a flying trip to Hollywood and appearance on the famous red carpet ensued.

In 2015 and 2017 four of her songs received semi-final status and three other songs were highly commended in the UK Song Competition.

In 2015 one of her songs was short-listed for an award in the Australian Song Competition.

Ariana’s  vision  is to successfully promote her musical into many performance arenas. Because of the fantastical nature of the musical, Ariana thinks it would lend itself perfectly to becoming an animated movie.



Ariana Shneider

Ariana as Mrs Hardcastle in Be My Guest (Taree Arts Council)


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Composer’s LA Moment

Program for Miss Saigon – Taree Arts Council