COACHING TEAM

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Tania Savelli

Founder & Director

Specialist Vocal Coach

With a wealth of teaching experience spanning over almost 20 years, Tania is a vibrant and devoted vocal educator specialising in working with young adults and adult singers. She has a particular interest in vocal health education for working musicians and performers with a passion for coaching singers who have recently recovered from vocal injury.  She is currently studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at the University of South Australia and holds an Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) from AC ARTS. 

 

Tania is the proud founder and director of Vocal Hub Enterprises. Tania's organisation exists to provide various platforms for aspiring and professional voice users to find their voice. Vocal Hub Enterprises currently consists of Vocal Hub CreativeVocal Hub Education & Vocal Hub Productions.

Tania is an Estill Master Trainer Candidate and holds a Certificate of Figure Proficiency from Estill Voice Training. She is currently completing her EVT Certified Master Trainer qualification. 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 a Vocal Health First Aider with Vocal Health Education (UK). She is one of few authorised vocal instructors of Los Angeles based organisation Vocology In Practice; a global network of elite voice professionals. and she is also a member of the Australian National Association of Teachers of SingingThe Australian Voice AssociationThe Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare and a student member of Speech Pathology Australia.

 

She is also a part of the vocal coaching team at the University of Adelaide's Bachelor of Musical Theatre degree. Annually, she also coaches for well known Adelaide youth theatre company, Pelican Productions. 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 2021.

Tania's music industry experience is vast. She currently performs in her self-produced award winning show, An Andrews Sisters Tribute ( 2019 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award, Best Music) whilst also freelancing as a live and session singer. Her past live performance experience included the formation and management 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 countless corporate and private functions in multiple live music formats including acoustic duos, bands, cabaret and musical theatre shows. 

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Sadie Humphrey

Vocal Coach

Sadie is a singer originally from South London, England. She holds a Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz Voice) from the Elder Conservatorium of Music and a 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 plans to continue her studies by pursing her Honours in Jazz Voice and Masters in Education. 

 

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. 

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Melanie Smith

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.

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Katrina Ryan

Specialist Vocal Coach

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.

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Nicole Seneca

Vocal Coach

Nicole Seneca’s passion for vocal coaching developed whilst  extending her own vocals and performance skills over the past 12 years.

Nicole 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.

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Louisa Vilinne

Vocal Coach

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 up to Grade 8 level. Louisa is also a qualified yoga instructor.

 

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.

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Kit Withers

Specialist Vocal Coach

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.

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Gianna Guttilla

Vocal Coach

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.

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Nadia Votino

Vocal Coach

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.