Annelise H.

Annelise H.

Loves a good show tune and a smile

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Musical Theatre Lessons

Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Students will begin with exercises based on 'estill' teachings to gain an understanding of the physiological side of their voice. This will then be implemented in songs from the music theatre repertoire. I will provide music from a diverse range of shows spanning from the early 20th century to now. I also welcome students to bring in their own repertoire or song suggestions they are interested in working on. Students usually spend somewhere between 1-6 weeks on a song, or longer if they are looking to perform it for something. Once the student and I are pleased with the song, I will film or voice record the piece to show the student's progression of work over their time with me.

Musical Theatre is where my voice personally sits best, so I take pride in teaching others something I love so much. I am currently in a professional show, Aspects of Love at Hayes Theatre Co. as an onstage swing. I completed my AMEB Grade 8 Musical Theatre exam with a High Distinction (A+). I have been a lead in 18 musicals since the age of 5, including Ariel in The Little Mermaid with Stage Artz, Maria in The Sound of Music and Kira in Xanadu. I have completed a Diploma of Musical Theatre, and have worked as a children's entertainer for many years. I have been highly trained as an actress, learning at NIDA, ATYP, Screenwise and AIPA. In 2017, I won an international scholarship for the Hollywood Immersive through Starnow out of 12,911 people worldwide, which sent me to LA for training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. This acting training has provided me with the skills to teach musical theatre specifically, not just singing.

When it comes to musical theatre, I believe the most important thing is 'telling the story'. So students will learn to understand what they are singing about and provide meaning to every piece they sing, whilst using correct vocal technique.

I would love to teach you so please do get in touch if you are interested. In terms of vocal styles - this is just a background about each style, however I am more than happy to conduct general singing lessons where we work on all styles.

Annelise x

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About

  • Female

  • Teaching since July 2018

  • Working with children check

  • Teaches students aged 5 to 90

Hi! My name is Annelise and I would love to teach you or your kids to sing. I was recently in the professional musical, Aspects of Love at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney and am currently teaching and performing. With what’s going on at the moment, online lessons are a great way to teach!

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!

Annelise

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Student Feedback

Lydia B.

Annelise is a fantastic teacher I look forward to my vocal lessons each week, she creates a wonderful space that nurtures and encourages growth.

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  • Classical Voice
  • 04/07/20
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Elaura C.

Fantastic teacher. I’ve learnt so much in such a short time. Displays an obvious love of teaching and music.

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  • Singing
  • 26/06/20
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Aaron T.

Annelise has taken my singing leaps and bounds within the last four weeks! She pinpointed my problem areas quickly and has given me specific exercises to target what I felt other teachers had missed!

Definitely recommend!!

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  • Singing
  • 23/06/20
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Alice S.

I’ve been taking lessons with Annelise for about a month now, having never had singing lessons before, and am already noticing a huge improvement with my voice. She’s a super encouraging teacher to work with, who seems to know just the right exercises to fix up my technique, whilst making lessons super fun!

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  • Musical Theatre
  • 24/05/20
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Audrey C.

Annalise has a vast knowledge of the anatomy of how our voices work. She is friendly and good at communicating how techniques work. The class feels well structured, and time is well managed. Annalise is like a voice physio!

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  • Singing
  • 24/05/20
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Sarah J.

Very professional, helpful, kind & great for all levels. Very knowledgeable on theory & practice. Will help with song choices to suit voice & how to bring the best out of you. Highly recommend this talented woman to all. Grateful

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  • Singing
  • 24/04/20
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Tanya W.

I have now had three online lessons with lovely Annelise and am going to keep them up fortnightly! I'm coming from a pretty low base so Annelise has been building up from the fundamentals - though I'm sure if you were at a different level, she'd tailor for that too. I can see where we are headed which is a structure that I like. It's also flexible enough that I can suggest songs etc. Been great so far. Highly recommend!

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  • Singing
  • 15/04/20
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hayley b.

My children love Annelise. She makes learning singing fun and explains everything in a way that they can understand. We adore her!

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  • Singing
  • 04/01/19
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