Our Singing Teachers
Julie Anne is multi- instrumentalist who has over ten years’ experience in teaching piano, voice, guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, violin and cello.
Julie started her piano lessons at the age of 6. Her first organ, piano and keyboard teacher was Shirley Redford. Her theory teacher was June Mclean. Later, Julie added singing lessons to her afterschool activities. She was enjoying learning singing with teachers Ann Credlin and Thelma Taylor.
Julie has obtained further music education through high school music classes and VET music unit 1,2, 3 & 4 Performance. Through these music classes Julie learned to play, read notes, chords for the violin, cello, guitar and bass.
Julie believes that regular practicing at least 30 min for the beginner level and 60 mins for the advanced level will tremendously benefit student’s progress.
Julia’s approach to the lesson is to keep the lesson fun, enjoyable. She is a very easy-going friendly patient person and she likes to conduct the lesson at the student’s rate and level appropriately.
Julie’s method is traditional. She teaches her students to understand notes reading, rhythmical patterns, helps to develop sight reading and aural skills.
Julie teaches for fun as well as for AMEB exams, depending on student’s needs.
Ana Maria Rojas Leal
Ana Maria began her voice education as a classical opera singer at the University of Andes. She has furthered her education at the University of Cuba, where she has continued studying classical voice as well as contemporary voice styles.
Ana Maria participated in the National Chorus in the Havana Cuba.
She began to teach voice at a Catholic Church where she was a singer and later she was teaching voice at different schools in the Capital City of Colombia.
Ana Maria participated in the foundation of a musical Group called “Tuna de Pacho” where they perform Colombian, Spanish music and other.
Ana Maria enjoying teaching children as well as adult students. Ana Maria is focusing on developing individual sound in every student. Patience and encouragement are her best qualities as a teacher.
If grade exams are the main goal for the individual, Ana Maria is comfortable to teach AMEB, ABRSM and the other syllabuses.
Zachary is currently studying jazz, majoring in vocal performance at Monash University.
He previously studied piano performance at The University of Melbourne at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (2012). He also has a TAFE diploma in popular music performance (2008).
Zachary is the author of the highly rated book “How To Sing Any Song - 14 Secret Vocal Hacks” click this link to read the book: https://www.amazon.com.au/How-Sing-Any-Song-Practical-ebook/dp/B07NSYPMFT
Zachary is the singer-pianist at Christ Church St Kilda. He previously performed regularly as singer-pianist on the Bourke Street Mall, where only the most experienced and professional buskers may perform.
He is also the founder and head vocal coach of the meetup group “Learn to Sing Melbourne” which has over 1600 members. Check out Learn to Sing Melbourne on Meetup: https://meetu.ps/c/2KYt1/gK1yd/a
Zachary’s vocal lesson videos on “How to Sing Like James Arthur” https://youtu.be/LIUMMSO3FhM and https://youtu.be/hHU__NIzEto on his YouTube channel “Learn Music Like Language” have been viewed over 10,000 times. These videos have dozens of great reviews such as “your voice is gorgeous,” “It’s really helpful and useful!” “How many years have you been singing? Your voice is awesome!” “you really helped me, thanks,” and “best teacher.”
Zachary is also a highly experienced teacher of jazz and pop piano, songwriting, ear training and improvisation.
He can teach you all the skills you need to be a professional singer-songwriter who can also play piano and guitar.
Zachary teaches for pleasure as well as preparing students for the AMEB classical, contemporary and Rockschool exams.
Mitchell Geddes teaches voice to a beginner and intermediate level, with a focus on pop styles while he studies for his BMus in Music Performance at Monash University.
His voice teaching is influenced through modern contemporary voice technique, and he likes to work on the technical fundamentals of singing and music reading.
Mitchell aiming to make classes fun, engaging and creative for his students.
Mitchell has been teaching for over 5 years and has been playing music in a variety of different settings.
Mitchel teaches voice for leisure as well as for AMEB classical and Rockschool exams
Riccardo Barone is a multi-instrumental teacher and a conductor, have obtained his qualification from Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Naples, Italy.
He has Bachelor of Music in Piano, Master of Music in Composition, Master Degree in Conducting. Riccardo teaches Piano, Vocal, Guitar, Drums, and Composition at an advanced level.
Riccardo in opinion that teaching children and adults music requires love and passion for providing students’ knowledge and culture in order to create good citizens and to inspire future generations. During his passionate studies at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Naples, Italy with Masters of Music teachers he developed his own musical language.
Ricardo more and more fulfilled by his student’s achievements.
During his teaching experience Riccardo witnessed different scenarios.
During his Piano Teaching job at the Civic School of Music Raimondo Sorrentino in Acerra he worked with disadvantaged teenagers offering them the gift of free piano lessons due to their poverty. Ricardo received personal phone calls from the Reverend of the Cathedral of Acerra with the most grateful feedback. In the Adelaide, where Riccardo lives and works now he has the joy of contributing to many private students studies. One of his students Ahilan Anandasivam who is now successfully studying in Germany at the Berlin Conservatory use to learn Composition, Harmony and Counterpoint with with Riccardo.
Riccardo’s composition "Evasione IV per sax contralto ed organo" has been awarded by the "Antonio Manoni International Composition Competition" with Ist prize and a publication by Berben Editions.
Riccardo can teach many subjects: piano, music theory, composition, choral music. He also have a good basic knowledge of drums and guitar.
He is currently active as a concert pianist and a composer.
Riccardo wrote a music method which will allow his students to learn together as a band 4 different instruments, progressing time after time in social skills as well as in music knowledge.
- Better posture
- Improved breath capacity and lung volume
- Decreased stress and increased mental alertness
- Better connection with your audience (i.e. empathy)
- Improved confidence
- Increased capacity to handle communicating to large audiences
- Developed ability to express oneself creatively