Meet the Team
Coaches at HOV
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Alisha Gartland

Director and Head Vocal Coach

Alisha Gartland is a graduate of Melba Conservatorium of Music (Dip.Mus) and the Victorian College of the Arts (B. Mus in Musical Performance: Voice) whom has studied and worked professionally as a contemporary pop, musical theatre and opera singer.

Alisha teaches many students from beginners (of all ages) to students already working in the music industry, rebuilding technique, developing vocal style within original songs as well as preparing auditions. All students whom completed their AMEB Certificates/VCE under Alisha’s guidance have received A Honours/Credit results in both CPM & Singing for Leisure from Preliminary to Grade 7.

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Meet HOV Coach: Joolee

Piano & Piano for Singers Coach

Joolee is a versatile and multifaceted musician based in Melbourne. She received a full course entrance scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2018. Graduating with a bachelors with Honours and a Licentiate for teaching Music diploma (LRAM), Joolee’s comprehensive knowledge of musicianship and instrumental skills is evident in her achievements. She secured a full score for Music Extension 1 and 2 in high school, ranking first in NSW, and completed all AMEB grades, including a Licentiate (LMus) and Music Theory/Musicianship up to grade 6 with distinctions and high distinctions.

Success in studies and competitions paved the way for prestigious performances, including at the Sydney Opera House and Government House with King Charles III in attendance. Joolee has played with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra under Seymon Bychkov at the Royal Festival Hall, worked with renowned conductors such as Laurence Cummings, Jessica Cottis, Richard Gill, and Simone Young.

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Meet HOV Coach: Allegra

Vocal Coach and Performer Meditation Coach

(Currently on maternity leave)

Allegra has spent her life thus far singing all over the world including performances at the Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and on London’s West End. She is an ARIA nominated ABC Classic Artist and a PhD candidate at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, specialising in the teaching of Opera and Classical voice, as well as Musical Theatre and Commercial Pop/Rock styles.

Recent recordings include Evergreen Ensemble’s Curious Caledonians on ABC Classic, the Oscar Nominated and Ivor Award winning Anna Karenina film soundtrack and FOXTEL’s mini-series Fighting Season. Past performances include working with: Classic FM, ABC, Channel 7, Channel 10, Dame Judi Dench, Tina Arena, Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Neil Finn (Crowded House), Richard Tognetti (Australian Chamber Orchestra) and Russell Crowe; featured in the New York Times, The Age, Sunday Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald, LIMELIGHT, The Stage UK and others.

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Meet HOV Coach: Kimberley

Vocal Coach & Early Childhood Music Coach

Kimberley is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, with a Bachelor of Music Performance majoring in Voice. Although she is a classical voice/operatic major she has sound training in both classical and contemporary styles.
Kimberley has been a finalist in many prestigious classical singing competitions and was the 2014 winner of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition.
Subsequent to completing her degree Kimberley has been fortunate to work with multiple opera and theatre companies around Melbourne, and has received scholarships to study and perform in Italy and Germany. She also performs regularly in concert and cabaret.


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Meet HOV Coach: Anthony

Guitar and Guitar for Singers Coach

Anthony is a graduate of the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts and regularly performs gigs around Melbourne!

Anthony is a passionate and driven teacher who encourages students to find their own personal musical drive, and a foster a passion for learning the guitar.

Anthony enjoys teaching all styles of guitar and aims to foster a love and appreciation for music through his teaching!


Meet HOV Coach: Sam

Vocal Coach

(Currently away on tour)

Is a graduate of the Prestigious Victorian College of the Arts (Musical Theatre) and is a professional soloist and teacher.

Sams principle roles include:
An American in Paris (GWB/Australian Ballet), Titanic the musical, Jesus Christ Superstar (The Production Company), Together Apart (Gertrude Opera), Les Miserable, Pricilla Queen of the Desert, Falsettos and 42nd Street.

Sam was also one of the Ten Tenors 2019-2021 and toured for 25th Anniversary Tour and Home for the Holidays Tour

Sam is a recipient of the Rob Guest Endowment Playbill Future Prospect Award

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Meet HOV Coach: Jessie

Songwriting Coach

Jessie is a folk singer, story-teller, performer and voice teacher.
After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Musical Theatre, at the Victorian College of The Arts, where she trained under Heather Fletcher, Pete Rutherford, Rosemarie Harris and Andrew Byrne (NYC), Jessie’s professional theatre credits include Teenage Girl 1 in ‘Lazarus’, The Production Company,  Ensemble in ‘Vivid White’, MTC, Ensemble in ‘Beauty and The Beast’, Rob Guest Endowment Fund, as well as Featured Vocalist in Morning Melodies at Hamer Hall (2017 and 2018). ]

Jessie released her debut EP, ‘Here, Now’ in 2021 and is currently working on her next full length album, to be released in Autumn 2022.

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Meet HOV Coach: Will

Vocal Coach

Will was born in Melbourne and is an accomplished operatic tenor as a specialist but is a wonderful contemporary/pop and musical theatre trainer also with additional training/skills to fit the various genres and varying techniques required for all styles of voice. 

Will’s first experience of the joy of singing was at age 9 when he joined the probationary ranks of the Australian Boys Choral Institute, an organisation he continued to sing with for a further 9 years. After completing his Bachelor of Music in Voice he came away with the privilege of working with some of Melbourne’s most accomplished performers and teachers, including Andrea Katz, Dean Sky-Lucas, Henry Choo, Christopher Tonkin and Merlyn Quaife. Will now performs all across Melbourne as a soloist and ensemble for Australian Contemporary Opera Co, Melbourne Opera, Melbourne Bach and Polyphonic Voices additional to educating and developing singers at The House of Voice in all genres including Pop, Rock, Contemporary and Musical Theatre despite his professional preference in opera/classical voice.

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Meet HOV Coach: Isaac

Vocal Coach

Isaac is a multi-talented vocalist and performer who has built an impressive career in the fields of musical theatre and contemporary music. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Popular Voice) and a Diploma of Musical Theatre.

Isaac is highly knowledgeable in many genres including RnB, Soul, Contemporary Music Theatre, and Pop. His exemplary skills in music theory, ear training, and harmonies, as well as his discerning artistry, make him an asset in the music industry and to his students.

Some of his notable performance credits include roles such as Gabe in “Next To Normal”, William Barfee in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, Hanschen in “Spring Awakening”, and Horton The Elephant in “Seussical The Musical”. In 2023, Isaac showcased his musical direction prowess when he directed the Australian premiere of “In Transit”, Broadway’s first A Cappella musical.

In 2017, Isaac’s A Cappella group, “The Mockingbards,” competed at AUSACA, Australia’s premier A Cappella competition, marking a significant milestone in his musical journey.

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Meet HOV Coach: Calvin

Violin and Viola Coach

Calvin is a Violinist born in Hong Kong, a graduate from the Bachelor of Music in 2020 and Master of Music (Performance Teaching/Performance) at Melbourne University.

During his time in Hong Kong, he has achieved distinction in Grade 5 and merit in Grade 8 for the ABRSM exam. During his musical career, he has participated in an extensive amount of activities, such as Yew Chung Hong Kong 80th Anniversary Seeds of Hope Gala Concert in 2013, a premiere of a new piece at the United Nations of Peace Concert in Hong Kong 2013, the Yew Chung Shanghai 20th Anniversary Seeds of Hope Gala Concert in 2014, Philadelphia International Music Festival in 2015, and the St Ignatius’ College Riverview Music Tour to Italy in 2016.

Since his transition to Sydney in 2015, he has developed his musical career further. He has obtained a given a number of awards, such as the prize for Music Extension and the College Blue Certificate. He has performed in a range of ensembles such as the Conservatorium Philharmonic Orchestra and Baroque Ensemble. He also regularly performs with the Newman College Choir in the String Quartet.

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Meet HOV Coach: Peter

Guitar Coach

Peter is a guitarist, pianist and teacher.

Peter is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts where he received his Bachelors of Music Performance before continuing to undertake his Diploma of Education and Masters of Teaching at the University of Melbourne.

He has taught at various schools throughout the past 15 years, most notably Methodist Ladies College and Melbourne Grammar Campuses.

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Meet HOV Coach: Crystal

Vocal Coach

(Currently on tour)

Crystal is a graduate of the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Having graduated with both a certificate in Music Theatre as well as Bachelor of Music Theatre, Crystal has refined her skills in music theory, aural, harmony, musicianship, character, performance presence as well as vocal ability. Crystal’s studies and professional performance has given her the ability and knowledge in all styles of voice including, rock, pop, jazz, musical theatre, cabaret, and gospel. Crystal has performed in all major theatres within Perth and has been in touring shows of Big Dreams. Alongside productions of Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 42nd Street, Self written Cabaret and a soloist for Burton Lane in Concert.


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Phoebe Baker

Songwriting Workshop Facilitator

Phoebe Baker is co-frontwoman, vocalist, and songwriter of Melbourne-based indie-pop band Alpine. Signed to Ivy League Records in Australia and Votiv in North America, the band has released the EP ‘Zurich’ (2010) and the albums ‘A Is For Alpine’ (2012) and ‘Yuck’ (2015).

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