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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Nathan Teo

Piano & Piano for Singers Coach

Nathan Teo is a graduate of the University of Melbourne having studied for his Bachelor of Music in Piano. He has performed classical piano and contemporary repertoire at both at the Conservatorium and public events in Melbourne as a piano soloist and accompanist. He actively performs with the Melbourne Bach Choir and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus and is a recipient of the 2019 Melbourne Bach Choir Scholarship where he sings as a tenor. He currently conducts the Citylight Choir and has performed at various community centres, concert venues and events as a pianist conductor, choral accompanist and chorister across Melbourne and Malaysia.

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Allegra Giagu

Vocal Coach and Performer Meditation Coach

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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Crystal Haig

Vocal Coach

Crystal Haig 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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Amanda Hargreaves

Vocal Coach

Amanda Hargreaves graduated with a Bachelor of Music (voice) from the University of Melbourne in 2019 with first-class honours. Throughout her time in the Conservatorium, Amanda worked with of some of the best-known teachers in the industry and was hand selected to perform in masterclasses with international director, Andrew Sinclair and vocal pedagogy pioneer, Stephen Austin.

Amanda puts a strong emphasis on technique during her lessons, which she believes is essential for good singing. Students will learn fundamental breathing techniques, safe belt/mix sounds, jaw/tongue tension relief, vowel tracking and much more, leading to increased vocal freedom. With training and performance experience in both contemporary and classical voice, Amanda enjoys teaching commercial singing styles (pop, jazz, indie, rock), musical theatre and classical.


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Kimberley Colman

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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Anthony Farrugia

Guitar & Guitar for Singers Coach

Anthony has had a long history of excellence studying at the prestigious VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School) and going on to graduate under scholarship at VCA/The University of Melbourne for his Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Improvisation. Alongside additional training in Alexander Technique in 2018 helping players holistically and sustainably approach the guitar, posture and performing.

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Kat Tsyrlin

Violin and Viola Coach

Kat Tsyrlin completed her Bachelor of Music Performance in Violin at the Victorian College of the Arts and a Master of Music Studies at the University of Melbourne. Kat has over 20 years’ experience teaching violin and viola from beginner level to AmusA, working with students from 4 years old to 70 years old.

Kat has premiered many solo and chamber ensemble works by Australian composers on both violin and viola for groups including the Melbourne Composers League, Forest Collective, Allotropy String Quartet, Opera Scholars Australia, Zelman Orchestra and the New York Tropfest Film Festival. Kat has toured Italy, Austria, Czech Republic and China and often performs as concertmaster, principal violin or viola with Peninsula Chamber Musicians, Australian Discovery Orchestra, Art of Sound Orchestra, Melbourne Musicians and the Australian Composers Orchestra and tutti violin with Melbourne Opera.

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Sean Munro

Guitar & Guitar for Singers Coach

Sean Munro has been performing and teaching professionally for over a decade. Since 2009 he has played a range of musical styles and venues in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.  From Victorian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Jazz and Improvisation – Guitar) , he studied under veterans of the Australian jazz scene, such as Andrea Keller, Geoff Hughes, Peter Petrucci and James Sherlock. Sean’s has played numerous gigs and popular venues across Melbourne.


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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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Jonathon Moore

Guitar & Guitar for Singers Coach

Jonathon is now available as the expert guitar tutor here at the House of Voice. Jonathon is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts where he specialised in jazz and improvisation, studying under some of Australia’s finest musicians such as Stephen Magnusson, Chris Hale, Geoff Hughes, Andrea Keller, David Jones and many more. Jonathon is also currently completing his Master’s Master of Music (Performance Teaching) at the University of Melbourne.

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