About Me

Styles: VCE Preparation, Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Contemporary, Pop.

Pricing: $90 per 60 mins. $65 per 45 mins. $800 for 10 X 1 hour lessons if paid in advance.

Since 2005, Melissa has been teaching privately from her studio in Oakleigh South. Styles include music theatre, contemporary, pop, R & B and jazz. She also specialises in audition preparation and repertoire.

She currently teaches and lectures for the Bachelor of Music course at Monash University in Clayton.

Melissa’s main focus over the last few years though has been towards VCE, in contemporary vocal performance. She has also taught at music theatre and dance schools, including The Australian Institute of Music, Left Leg, Patrick Studios Australia, Dance World, Centre Stage Dance School, Left Leg Studios, Christine Walsh Dance School, The Dance Factory and Tony Bartuccios.

Melissa’s students have included Australian Idol finalists, students and graduates of WAAPA, VCA, BAPA and NIDA, VCE students, also cast members of many Australian music theatre productions.

Melissa has been professionally singing in music theatre, concert and cabaret since 1991. Most recent performances include; City of Angels, Into the Woods (Role of Jack's Mother) (Victorian Opera), Curtains (Carmen Bernstein), Sugar (Sweet Sue) (The Production Company), The Threepenny Opera (Victorian Opera) and Follies (Stella Deems) (The Production Company). In the past, she has also appeared in Les Miserables, The Pirates of Penzance and We Will Rock You.

She started teaching privately in 1993, then moved into VCE and schools in 1996 when she taught at Billanook College for 5 years. She then moved to Methodist Ladies College where she taught for 4 years, specialising in preparation for VCE Solo Singing for contemporary singers. .

Melissa was co-founder and director of The Cabaret Showcases which ran from 2004 – 2007 at Capers Cabaret, which showcased new Australian talent. It currently runs at Chapel off Chapel.

Melissa’s personal training has included being coached by Brian Stacey, Naomi Eyers, Gary May and David Ashton-Smith.


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Subject

Private Vocal Tuition
VCE Solo & Group Contemporary Coaching
Professional Audition Preparation
University Audition Preparation
Vocal Technique & Vocal Health
Song Repertoire


Lesson Information

  • Lesson Type:
  • One to One
  • In Group
  • Online
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  • Oakleigh South, VIC 3167