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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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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Dylan Lynton

Guitar Coach

Dylan is now available as the expert guitar tutor here at the House of Voice. Dylan 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 in the country.

In recent years Dylan has been a part of several Melbourne based projects, Including sold out performances at the Night Cat, Open Studio and the Cherry Bar with Echoplex and airtime on RRR with Wings Of Tyto, of which he is a member of the live band. He was also fortunate enough to work with Edward Kutcha, performing Kutchas oringnal pieces reflecting on his life as a member of the Mutti Mutti people and his childhood as part of the stolen generation. 

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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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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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