Classical Voice Lessons
In these lessons students will work through specific exercises based on the 'estill' technique aiming to gain a physiological understanding of the voice to improve tone, breath, intonation and volume. This technique is then put into action as students work through a diverse range of classical repertoire from both Australian art music as well as international work. Students will learn to sing in other languages, such as Italian, French or German and learn how to put intention, truth and meaning into the classical work for performance benefit.
I grew up singing with the Sydney Children's Choir, the premium art choir in Australia, producing the highest calibre of classical choristers in the country. I toured with the group to Europe, performing at Westminster Abbey and Notre Dame and was part of the children's ensemble for numerous operas with Opera Australia, inculding Carmina Burana and Jundamarra.
I have completed Grades 6-8 Trinity Exams in Classical Voice with High Distinctions. I completed my Music 2 and Music Extension with a Band 6 in Vocal Performance, for which I performed a number of classical pieces. I have completed Grades 4 in both Musicianship and Music Craft as well as completing intense training over 3 years in sight singing. I trained myself with the renowned Peter Bodnar and have also worked with Jennifer Peers and Gabrielle Fisher.
Teaching since July 2018
Teaches students aged 5 to 90
Hi! My name is Annelise and I would love to teach you or your kids to sing. I am currently working in a professional musical, Aspects of Love at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney. I have completed the Grade 8 AMEB Musical Theatre Vocal Exam as well as Grades 6-8 of the Trinity Classical Vocal Exams. I have been playing the piano since the age of 5 and have completed Grade 4 Musicianship and Music Craft. I also achieved a Band 6 in HSC Music 2 and Music Extension with Vocal Performance. I trained weekly with the highly respected and renowned, Peter Bodnar for 5 years.
As a child, I was part of the Sydney Children's Choir, touring with the group to Europe for a month, performing as the children's ensemble in operas at the Sydney Opera House and singing at numerous VIP and televised events, making me highly aware of the needs children have specifically when it comes to singing. In the past I have worked as a children's entertainer for 'Fairy and the Frog', which has equipped me with the skills and knowledge to work with kids. In high school, I was also appointed the leadership title of 'Year 7 ambassador' due to my bubbly nature and interest in working with young people.
When it comes to singing, I strongly believe in the importance of balancing technique, musicality and truth/performance. I have obtained the acting skills required to pass on this understanding of performance to my students. In 2017, I won the international Starnow scholarship for the Hollywood Immersive, out of 12, 911 people, which sent me to LA for training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Through lessons with me, you will gain an understanding of both technical 'estill' teachings as well as learning how to 'tell a story'.
I would love to help you along this journey, if you are interested do get in touch and I would be happy to talk more about lessons, my background or to answer any questions you may have!