Director / Teacher
Lisa has a wealth of experience as a performer in both original and cover bands, spanning across multiple styles of music. She has performed in duos, trios and big bands (consisting of 12 plus instrumentalists), and was recently selected to represent Australia as a vocalist in the World Championship of Performing Arts held in Los Angeles. Her extensive performance experience, years of teaching and studies have enabled her to acquire a solid understanding of a broad range of vocal styles and techniques necessary to master them.
Lisa currently divides her time between teaching at St Francis of Assisi Primary school, conducting lessons at Melbourne Voiceworks, and collaborating with a Melbourne producer songwriting for film and television.
She holds a Bachelor of Music, Advanced Diploma of Jazz/Popular music, Diploma of Jazz/Popular Music, Estill Figure Proficiency Certification and currently completing her masters.
As part of her increased interest in voice science, Lisa has obtained her Estill certificate of Figure Proficiency, undergone further Estill testing and is soon to commence her internship to certified Estill Master Teacher.
Estill is a model endorsed by vocalists and voice professionals worldwide. The model encourages independent control of all vocal structures within the larynx responsible for generating voice, and components of the vocal tract (or throat) responsible for regulating resonance.
Developing understanding of how to voluntarily control the structures of the voice, and how to apply them empowers vocalists through freedom, control and flexibility to realise the true potential of their voice, without straining or compromising the health of the voice. The Estill model is based on voice science, and therefore has no aesthetic bias, lending its appropriateness to all music genres, both speaking and singing.
Lisa has a caring, patient demeanour and the innate ability to help people feel instantly at ease. She takes the time to get to know you, your musical goals and any challenges you have. From this information she then navigates the most effective method of learning to assist you in leveraging your full potential!
She utilises mindset transformation tools to shift any limiting beliefs and/or negative thinking patterns that may be holding you back, and turns them into nurturing and empowering ones that benefit both your singing and your life. Lisa is highly passionate about helping people achieve their vocal goals while simultaneously supporting the individual behind the voice.
Elizabeth is both an experienced teacher and seasoned performer, performing as a vocalist since the tender age of 4. She is extremely passionate about sharing her knowledge and years of experience with her students, and has an exceptional ability to draw on the potential of each individual voice she works with, helping students realise what they are truly capable of.
Alongside Elizabeth’s accomplishments as a vocalist, she is also an accomplished piano player and loves accompanying her students on piano. She has completed both her AMEB/ANZCA grade 6 piano examinations and AMEB music theory.
Elizabeth’s lessons are carried out with the utmost care, encouragement, and desire to help students succeed and feel confident in their abilities.
Elizabeth has a Diploma of Musical Theatre, has completed grade 7 AMEB vocal examinations, and undertaken full-time training at both the VCA and Patrick Studios Australia. During her studies, she was fortunate to have trained in both the Estill Modal and Vocal Alchemy method, and continues to explore these techniques and others, to further augment her knowledge of the voice.
Estill voice training is a model used by vocalists and voice professionals worldwide. The Estill model encourages independent control of the structures within the larynx responsible for generating voice, and components of the vocal tract (or throat) responsible for regulating resonance. It empowers vocalists through freedom, control and flexibility inherent, to realise the true potential of their voice, without straining or compromising the health of the voice.
Elizabeth is a highly passionate teacher and mentor, that takes the time to understand students’ individual goals, and help them grow to become confident, technically capable singers. She has been teaching for several years and is comfortable teaching students of any age and ability.
All vocal skills are developed in a safe, nurturing and holistic manner.