Alyssa is a phenomenal teacher. She understands the pedagogy, physiology and psychology needed to create great singers. She is a warm and generous person and is capable of supporting her students to achieve excellence. ERYN
10/10 would recommend! I have been a dancer for many years but the thought of singing was very daunting for me. Alyssa not only taught me the skills/techniques to become a better singer but I also gained bucket loads of confidence overall. She is an incredible teacher who will go the extra mile to make sure that you're successful with your singing. KATE
Alyssa is amazing! She really helped build my confidence when it comes to singing and made sure I was ready for my audition. 100% would recommend. JEREMY
Supportive, professional and fun - highly recommend. MAGGIE
Originally from Taranaki, I completed my Diploma of Teaching before moving to Australia where I gained an Associate Diploma in Creative Ministries with a music major.
I began teaching singing in 1994 in Sydney, Australia and spent 10 years there raising a family and juggling teaching and some tertiary level lecturing. During this time I completed some training in the Jo Estill technique. I then moved to the Queensland Outback with my family and continued teaching, taking choirs, performing and running a school instrumental programme.
In 2011 I had a change and opened up a vintage teashop for a couple of years before returning to NZ. Since being back I have performed in New Plymouth Operatic Society productions including the lead role of Donna in Mamma Mia 2015. In 2020 I played the Earth Mother in the professional regional touring production of Menopause the Musical which was cut short due to COVID restrictions. Happily I will be reprising the role and the tour later this year. Alongside this I am part of the duo Two Fat Ladies and we are planning round the mountain concerts for this year.
Modern teaching techniques utilise a number of vocal elements. By putting together these elements in different combinations, you can achieve any sound from jazz to opera, rock to musical theatre. Included in these techniques is the use of Belting such as in Music Theatre. I use these techniques to equip students with a range of tools to help them achieve their unique sound and style. Good technique is not limited to style and can be applied to any genre.
I always look forward to releasing potential within my students and I get such a sense of joy as I see them progress.