With a wealth of teaching experience spanning over 15 years, Tania is a passionate vocal educator. As the director and founder of Vocal Hub Creative, she specialises in working with young adults and adult singers with a particular interest in vocal health education for working musicians and performers.
Tania's coaching focuses on expanding vocal versatility, range, tone and stamina to enable vocalists to extend their artistry. She currently teaches at the University of Adelaide as a vocal coach for the Bachelor of Musical Theatre degree and also coaches for well known Adelaide youth theatre company, Pelican Productions during their annual Music Theatre Camp.Previous coaching experience includes various musical institutions, high schools and primary schools as well as teaching vocals for contemporary music students at TAFE SA .Tania is also the co-founder of the South Australian Vocal Eisteddfod, set for launch in 2020.
Tania has a particular interest in vocal health and voice science and holds an Certificate of Figure Proficiency from Estill Voice Training and is currently studying to gain her EVT Certified Master Trainer qualification under mentor Naomi Eyers. She greatly values the Estill Voice Training model which compliments her singing coaching and also assists her clients in maintaining vocal health. One of Tania's strengths lies in recognising vocal health issues and devising suitable action plans for her clients to work towards remediation via her health professional contacts within the industry.
Tania is also passionate about creating growth opportunities for her clients and through this passion she created and founded the Masterclass Series - a series of workshops that brings music industry professionals to Adelaide. Through this, Tania's singers have had the opportunity to learn from the likes of Wes Carr, Natalie Weiss, Denosh Bennet, Naomi Price and Susie Ahern.
Tania's music industry experience is vast. She currently performs in her award winning Andrews Sisters Tribute Act, The Three Little Sisters ( 2019 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award, Best Music) whilst also freelancing as a live and session singer. Her past live performance experience included the formation of multi award winning wedding vocal ensemble L'amour (2017 ABIA Top 5 Ceremony Music in Australia) as well as various freelance performance opportunities for corporate and private functions in multiple live music formats including acoustic duos, bands and cabaret shows.
Voice Education Specialist
Katrina is a skilled vocal and music educator with 30 years experience in the music industry.
Having graduated from the Adelaide University in 1997 majoring in Jazz Voice, her early career was spent in Adelaide and North Queensland, where Katrina established herself as one of Australia's premier jazz vocalists. Katrina’s extensive performing experience saw her achieve national recognition as lead singer of Etypejazz. The band recorded and independently released 11 albums throughout their career to critical acclaim and toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally.
A regular presence at corporate and private functions, jazz festivals and special events, her career highlights include touring with G'day USA in LA and New York in 2008 and 2009, sold out Fringe and Cabaret shows, Carols by Candlelight, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performance conducted by Maestro Tommy Tyco in 2007, and supporting international artists such as Sting during his Symphonicity Tour in 2011.
Katrina specialises In voice and music education, and is gifted at helping singers achieve their vocal goals. In addition to working in the studio, Katrina is the vocal technique lecturer at the University of Adelaide for the Bachelor of Music Degree in the Jazz Department, Director of LaughSingDream and a vocal coach and music educator at Pelican Productions.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of a Music, Estill Master Trainer and an Australian Kodaly Certificate. She is also currently completing a Masters in Education at Tabor University.
As an Estill Master Trainer, Katrina is excited to establish her own vocal studio and collaborate with other like minded vocal teachers. An enthusiastic educator and vocalist Katrina is proud to be a part of Vocal Hub Creative.
Singing & Spoken Voice Specilaist
Catherine is a dynamic, driven teacher and performer with over 20 years experience. She has enthusiasm and passion for singing, presenting with vitality and fun. She teaches a range of styles from jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, rock and beyond, with a focus on achieving goals, vocal health and performance.
She graduated from Elder Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music and Adelaide University with a Graduate Diploma in Education. Catherine has extensively studied the Estill Vocal Model and has completed her studies as an Estill Master Teacher. In 2003, Catherine was fortunate to work with the founder of EVT, Jo Estill. During this time Jo personally awarded her a "Provisional Primary Certificate of Competence" giving her permission from Jo to teach the work. For more than a decade she was the vocal lecturer at Noarlunga TAFE teaching Certificate II to Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Music where she developed the vocal program with a strong focus on Estill Voice Training.
She has performed in many musical outfits Nationally and internationally from disco funk to 9 piece Latin bands to pop/rock and jazz and vocal jazz ensembles. She has always enjoyed theatre and performed as an Actor and Musical Director with the South Australian Writer’s Theatre. She was Musical Director for “Wind in the Willows ” with InkPot ARTS (2018).
She currently lectures at AC ARTS in the Acting and Dance Department where she is also the Musical Director. Catherine also runs an instrumental music school in the Adelaide Hills where she is a passionate and dedicated voice specialist.
Vocal Coach & Performance Anxiety Management
Melanie has worked as a professional singer and dancer for almost two decades and has performed in various bands, duets, cabaret/corporate acts and theatre shows in Adelaide and nationally. Her work experience has included Adelaide two piece duos “Hoo Ha” and “Karma”, "Vegas Viva Dolls", “Blondeshell”, Nighttrain touring show the "Adelaide Rockaholics", “Songs that Make You Go MMM” (Cabaret Fringe Festival), girl group trios "The Vocal Vixens“ and "The Rubys”, and more recently, Emma Knights Productions' "Come Together" band. Her theatre credits include lead roles with companies such as Matt Byrne Media (April, “Hot Shoe Shuffle"), Northern Light Theatre Company (Darlene Love, “Leader Of The Pack”), and The Hills Musical Company (Aurora/The Spiderwoman in “Kiss Of The Spiderwoman”). Notably, she was nominated for an Adelaide Theatre Guide award for her portrayal of Aurora/The Spiderwoman in "Kiss of The Spiderwoman" in 2012. Melanie played the role of "Kate" in "Oklahoma on a Farm" with Emma Knights Productions in 2016/17 and more recently played the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in Emma Knights 2017 production of “Chicago”. She is trained in jazz, classical, tap and contemporary dance.
Melanie holds a Certificate IV in Jazz Voice from the Elder Conservatorium and works as a vocal instructor at the Adelaide Vocal Hub. She enjoys harmony singing and currently performs in “The Three Little Sisters - An Andrews Sisters Tribute Show”. Melanie freelances as a backing vocalist for local Adelaide artist Kelly Breuer in her band “The Brouhaha”.
In addition to her performance background, Melanie holds a Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Australia. She has worked extensively in the field of mental health in a range of roles over the last decade in both the public and private sector. Melanie has a particular interest in performance anxiety management and the use of relaxation strategies, in particular, mindfulness strategies, and their application in the treatment of anxiety. Her counselling background enables her to utilize a multitude of therapeutic approaches, combining strategies from a range of therapeutic models. Melanie’s passion for performing and helping people to overcome psychological barriers to reach their performance potential has led her to combine her skills in order to cater to a wider range of clients.
Tricia's career began nearly 30 years ago when she landed her first job as a commercial radio journalist and newsreader at 5AD. Known first and foremost for her voice, she's worked as a prime time TV news presenter, voice artist, news director, and senior corporate communications adviser and trainer. After just six weeks on air presenting the 6pm news on Channel 7 she was awarded a Clear Speech Award.
She's also the author of two books, including the Amazon number one bestseller: "Own It: Powerful Speaking for Powerful Women."
Tricia has worked with hundreds of people to help them become calm, confident and compelling speakers, from students who want more confidence, to clients who want to feel more comfortable in work presentations, to those preparing to grace TEDx and other stages around the world. She's known for her ability to help people transform internal road blocks that have held them back so that they can unleash the powerful speaker inside them. She believes that everyone has one, and she also loves helping people discover the message that only they can share.
She has a warm and fun teaching style, and it's her joy to see her clients break through barriers then calmly and confidently own their voice, power and the room.
Tricia is the director of Speak School. She offers private voice and public speaking coaching programs, as well as events for her clients to experience the power and liberation of confidently and calmly speaking on a stage.
Speech & Drama
Lois Brimblecombe is well known in Adelaide having taught Speech and Drama for many decades at metropolitan schools including Wilderness, Walkerville, Pedare, Kings Baptist, Fairview Park, Stradbroke, Marryatville and St Pius X, as well as teaching privately and in her own studios. Lessons include effective communication, public speaking and acting and include a mix of fun and challenge to bring out the best in her students for both children and adults. She brings to Vocal Hub Creative a vast wealth of experience in encouraging students to become comfortable with their own speaking voice. She is a competent musician, has studied Dalcroze Eurythmics, has an Arts Degree, a Diploma of Teaching and an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama Australia through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). She has also studied relaxation techniques extensively both here in Australia as well as New York.
Lois formed Speech and Drama Studios SA in order to bring together and continue to offer training to like-minded teachers who could help with the demand and carry on the work with expertise and excellence. Consequently she finds herself busy training teachers in the various disciplines involved. This includes a sound foundation in the knowledge of vocal physiology as well as offering many opportunities to extend students’ skills through exams, concerts and competitions as well as conversational skills and film making. Her students come with a wide variety of needs; Lois is able to access specific teachers who can then meet those needs.
Kimmy has been teaching voice for over 10 years, both in schools and privately. From a young age she was songwriting and performing, and left school at 16 to be one of the youngest students at TAFE SA to study Music. She has completed her Certificate 3 & 4 in Music at TAFE SA and has completed Estill Level 1 & 2. She is in the process of obtaining her Certificate of Figure Proficiency.
Kimmy has spent a lot of her career researching vocal techniques and physiology, and is mentored by Vocal Hub founder Tania Savelli, and resident Estill Trainer Katrina Ryan.
She has years of experience in live performance at various venues, from local bars, to community events, in addition to multiple studio recordings in her portfolio.
Kimmy is passionate about vocal health, and helping her students to find their fit in the world of singing, as well as discovering their vocal ability and using it efficiently.
Nadia began singing and dancing classes at a young age. At the age of eleven she was selected as a member of the Young Talent Team Adelaide, where she had the opportunity to perform all over Adelaide doing live performances and television appearances. Employed by Mighty Good Productions, she performed for corporate events, pantomimes and stage shows. A highlight of her career was supporting Tom Jones during his Adelaide tour and performing in Disney shows from 1996 to 1999.
In 2016, Nadia was introduced to Estill Voice Training where she has gained significant knowledge in vocal technique. She is working towards achieving her Estill Certificate of Figure Proficiency.
Nadia’s specialities include teaching primary age students, vocal health, performance artistry, choreography and audition preparation. She is passionate about teaching and believes in the power of music to instil happiness and confidence in all children .
Nadia is the principal educator of the Laugh Sing Dream Program founded by Katrina Ryan. Established 15 years ago, this program continues to provide the musical and vocal foundations required to go onto further vocal study. Additionally Nadia also teaches individual lessons though her private studio Nadia Votino Vocal Tuition and is proud to be a resident of Vocal Hub Creative.
Sadie Marie Humphrey
Sadie is a singer originally from South London, England who is currently studying a Bachelor of Jazz Performance at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide. She holds Diploma of Music Performance completed at TAFE SA. Sadie has been under the mentorship of jazz vocalist Anita Wardell. She was one of many students to participate in the first Jazz Study Tour through the Elder Conservatorium to New York and Washington. She has worked as a Vocal Coach for over 5 years through a variety of schools and music studios. Sadie hopes to continue her studies by pursing her Honours in Jazz Voice and Masters in Teaching.
Sadie has had years of performing experience at multiple venues across Adelaide including Adelaide Oval, The Convention Centre, The National Wine Centre, numerous wineries in the state and as a part of Adelaide Fringe Festival and Futuresounds Sidechain sessions.
Sadie is passionate about helping singers of all ages reach their full potential and using music as a platform to express ones self. She is dedicated to enriching peoples lives through music, and is also qualified in music theory and is passionate about applying it practically though singing and vocal improvisation. Sadie is committed to her career development through vocal science and health.
Nicole Seneca’s passion for vocal coaching developed whilst she was extending her own extensive skills in vocals and performance over the past 12 years.
Nicole currently coaches at Vocal Hub Collective and holds a Certificate 4 in Music Performance through The Adelaide College of the Arts, where she was mentored by some of Adelaide's most respected professional musicians. She has also completed Estill Levels 1 & 2 and has all relevant security checks and her First Aid Certificate.
Nicole believes in continuing to extend her expertise of the ever evolving field of vocology and currently trains under Tania Savelli and has been her personal student for the past 5 years.
She has performed at various settings in Adelaide as a soloist, duo singer, in a live band setting and in musical theatre. She has performed in various well known venues such as Nexus Cabaret, The Osmond Terrace Function Centre, The Jade Monkey, Fat Controller, Star Theatres and The Parks Theatre where she was cast as Marty in Grease The Musical and was also a performer for The Parks Youth Week, representing young talent.
Nicoles coaching strength lies in bringing out the confidence in young singers who want to learn contemporary voice technique and repertoire.
Louisa is a singer and actor from Singapore and a scholarship recipient at the Elder Conservatorium of Music's Bachelor of Music Theatre programme in Adelaide. Prior to moving to Australia, Louisa worked extensively with children aged 6 months to 6 years at an international preschool as an Assistant Music Specialist. She has also worked as a singer/trainer for The A Cappella Society, conducting a cappella and singing workshops for primary and secondary school students island-wide.
Louisa's performing experience includes singing in professional musicals and opera productions by Singapore Repertory Theatre and New Opera Singapore, as well as performing in Hong Kong's Tuen Mun Arts Festival with a cappella group, Urban Harmony.
Louisa has a strong interest in voice science and vocal health, and is currently training with Estill Mentor & Course Instructor, Naomi Eyers to attain her Certificate of Figure Proficiency from Estill Voice Training. Apart from singing, Louisa is also an experienced pianist trained in classical piano and music theory.
Louisa is passionate about working with children and she strongly believes in nurturing creativity and compassion, empowering them through music and singing to develop confidence, self-regulation, and a lifelong passion for music.
Gianna Guttilla is an Adelaide-based soprano currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) at the Elder Conservatorium, under the vocal tutelage of Cheryl Pickering, having previously trained with etypejazz vocalist Katrina Ryan. Her passion for singing began at a young age, having performed in a variety of musicals and other theatrical performances including jazz, music theatre, pop, gospel, choral and classical musical styles. Gianna was delighted to have been the 2018 recipient for the Robert Whinham Prize for the best interpretation of an operatic aria, as well as the 2019 and 2020 recipient for the Adelaide Choral Society Prize. Gianna was also a member of the chorus and understudy for the role of the Sorceress in the State Opera of South Australia’s 2018 production of Dido and Aeneas.
Additionally, Gianna was recently invited to join the Golden Key International Honour Society in recognition of being in the top 15% of high achievers in her degree. As well as performing, Gianna is an educator who is passionate about music and vocal development, working as a singing teacher and vocal educator at various schools around Adelaide, as well as with the Jones Juniors for Gospo Enterprises. Gianna is excited to be a part of Vocal Hub Creative.
Ella does not remember a time when she wasn’t singing. Commencing formal vocal and dance lessons at a very young age, she is very comfortable on the stage. Throughout her time at Saint Ignatius’ College, where she was awarded the honour of College Music Captain, Ella was able to hone her performance and musicianship skills by participating in several music ensembles, participating in master classes with industry professionals, and performing in the school musicals Beauty and the Beast and Grease. Ella was privileged to be invited to travel to the USA as part of the 2015 Music Tour of which a highlight was listening to Kurt Elling sing at an intimate performance at Birdland, NY. A member of Senior Vocal, Ella was privileged to participate in the winning ensemble at the 2016 Generations in Jazz and runners up at the 2018 GIJ competitions.
A member of the Etypejazz family, Ella has had the good fortune to be exposed to music since she was a very young child. Growing up in a musical family Ella cannot imagine a life without music woven into every part of her life. Ella has performed extensively as a contemporary solo artist and in duos and bands for both private and corporate functions. She is dedicated to teaching her students musicianship skills, vocal technique and performance artistry as well as encouraging them to develop the skills and confidence to be the best singers they can.
Piano & Music Theory Coaching for Singers
Victor is a versatile and reliable musician with over 25 years experience in delivering professional music either in the live stage or studio recordings. With a repertoire ranging from the old and new standards, jazz, big band, funk, soul, and Rn'B, he is able to dish out any song with heart and musical fervor, effectively translating what he feels to his audience.
Victor holds a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from the Elder Conservatoruim of Music. He has worked as a musical director and bandleader throughout his career while traveling overseas mostly around the East Asian region. Since his move to Adelaide in June of 2007 from the Philippines, he has become one of SA's highly sought after session players and performs as the keyboardist and singer in different bands including Jungle Jooce and Lady Voodoo & The Rituals. He is also the musical director and pianist for the award winning Adelaide Fringe show "Three Little Sisters; An Andrews Sisters Tribute". Victor alsoperforms as a soloist at local hotels and pubs. He teaches countless students in piano and singing and helps them prepare for their AMEB practical exams.
As well as coaching at Vocal Hub Creative, Victor is also a valued member of the St.Pauls College music teaching team.