Voice Lessons at Alla's Music Studios  

Andrew Pope

Andrew teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Having worked with some of Australia’s finest such as Darren Cordeaux (Kisschasy), Chris Decinque (Closure in Moscow) Andrew Pope is one of the finest vocalists in the area.

Currently studying a Bachelor in music Performance (voice) at Box Hill Institute, he can teach majors in Voice and minors in both Guitar and Piano. Andrew still gigs regularly around Melbourne in his band Beautiful Beasts and the band enjoy regular airplay on radio stations such as Triple M, PBS, RRR, SYN etc. He also has a diploma in composition (MWT) and is a regular judge at songwriting competitions and local battle of the bands.

Andrew focuses mainly on the Estill method of teaching voice but likes to combine his own experience for a more personalised approach to learning. Ranging in genres from Gospel – rock – Rnb – Soul – Jazz Andrew has learned from some of Australia's finest teachers such as Katrina Wellins, Peter Vox and Melinda Ceresoli.

Melissa Langford

Melissa teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Originally from Ballarat, Melissa completed her Certificate III (music, dance and drama teaching) at the Ballarat Centre of Music and the Arts in 2012 before commencing a Bachelor of Dance at Deakin University. She holds a grade 7 AMEB certificate in the discipline of voice and is currently completing her Associate Diploma in Music. Melissa has performance experience ranging from playing piano and singing at soiree’s to performing in musicals and competitions and was lucky enough to be asked to perform the national anthem at the Victorian Total Girl Soccer Tournament in 2012. This experience is reflective in her teaching as she offers a range of styles.

Melissa has her own method of teaching drawing from the principals of the Alexander technique aiming to cater specifically to each individual student. Melissa has a love of teaching as she gets to share her passion and watch student’s confidence grow and currently offers voice and beginner piano lessons. Melissa is teaching as well Kinder Beat program level 1-3.

Carla Angelica Sella

Carla teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Carla has worked as a Music Teacher in Brazil for more than 25 years, teaching piano, singing, keyboard, music theory, recorder and violin for children, teenagers and adults. She has conducted many choirs and contemporary vocal groups. Carla also teaches Kinder Beat/Encore on Keys Program.

After getting a Diploma in Piano, she completed an Honors Degree in Education, specialized in Music Education, and finished her Master’s Degree in Education in 2013. She is passionate for Music and wants to share this passion with her students. Her aim as a teacher is to motivate her students to develop their talents and achieve their maximum potential.

Suelin Tam

Suelin teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Suelin Tam is a music teacher with a B.Mus (Hons), Monash University. She achieved AMEB Grade 7 Theory and Associate Theory Section II. Through her teaching, most of her students, especially at Level 1, had achieved outstanding results in both practical and theory examinations.

Being able to teach voice at beginner’s level, piano and theory at the advanced levels, she enables learning of music to be an enjoyable experience for students of all ages and adjusts towards her students’ individual needs according to their musical strengths and weaknesses including technique, scales, musicality, rhythm, sight reading, ear training and theory.

She has a strong focus in enabling students to be able to read music in both treble and bass clef, understand fingering, the passing of fingers and hand positions, believing that an understanding of musical terms can be instilled in the early stages of piano playing.

Josh Steyn-Ross

Josh teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Originally from New Zealand and has been teaching music in the form of piano, theory and voice lessons for five years. Josh holds a Bachelor of Media Arts in music and an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from Trinity College London. He places a huge importance in creating an encouraging environment during the lesson for each student and believes the best results are always achievable through positive learning experiences.

Josh's main focus is to inspire interest and build a solid foundation in musicianship with the pupil regardless of exams. Apart from technical work, he incorporates aural and sight-reading skills as well as performance confidence in the lessons.

If grade exams are the main goal for the individual, Josh is comfortable teaching AMEB, ABRSM and Trinity syllabuses and has no problems incorporating a combination of other established methods such as Yamaha or Suzuki to better accommodate the student.

Ailsa Mitchell

Ailsa teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Ailsa is a passionate singer, piano and guitar player studying Jazz voice at Monash university. She believes that a good learning environment is a compassionate, energising and enjoyable one.

Ailsa strives to achieve this by making sure lessons are engaging as students develop skills that allow their creativity, confidence and talent grow. It is a genuine joy for her to share music and help students on their own musical journey. Ailsa teaches piano, guitar, voice and Kinder Beat/Encore on Keys Program.

Hyun Joo Lee

Hyun Joo teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Hyun Joo has worked as a Music Teacher, Jazz Pianist and Song writer in Korea. She has lots of experience in playing at concerts and festivals. Based on that experience, she has a strong focus to make her students feel enjoyment out of music as well as improve their skills and build confidence levels.

Hyun can teach Piano, Violin, Synthesizer and music theory from beginner to advanced levels and Voice, Guitar, Drum, Recorder from beginner's to intermediate level. Her focus is to teach and develop each students individual sound. Patience and encouragement is her best qualities as a teacher.

Milan Perkins

Milan teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Teaching style: Classical with a contemporary twist and a dash of laughter.

Everyone learns more effectively when they are having a good time and simultaneously experience growth and development of their skills and abilities.

Milan combines classical theory training with modern tools including digital tablets and learning apps for aural, written and practical rhythm and notation training, whiteboards and worksheets for drawing/notation skills and scales, arpeggios and technical drills, to form a well-rounded process, which accommodates every learning style and covers every aspect of the instrument and music.

Milan likes to tailor his teaching delivery to each student's needs, adapting quickly to their responses and development but always applying the basics of scales, arpeggios, sight-reading and notation.

At the heart of Milan's teaching style is FUN. A lot of teachers claim to know how to make music fun but Milan has trained as a performer for years and has enjoyed working with children for decades now, making silly voices, telling jokes and keeping learning enjoyable and humourous. Milan's enthusiasm is catching and his love of music spreads quickly with those he coaches.

His motto is, "Get the job done, then we can have some fun."