Melissa has always had a passion for music and has had vocal training since the age of 8. She is currently in her 2nd year of studying a bachelor of Jazz Voice at the Queensland Conservatorium, where she is under the tutelage of Kristin Berardi and Dave Spicer. Melissa has had some classical training, but most of her experience lies in contemporary voice – ranging through Jazz, Pop and Musical Theatre. She has been gigging around Brisbane since the age of 16, performing original music, pop covers and jazz. Growing up she was in specialist vocal groups with the Australian Girls Choir, and has lots of experience as a backing vocalist, performing at venues such as Suncorp Stadium, QPAC and the Brisbane Powerhouse. Melissa is also passionate about song-writing and helping people develop this skill. She has had the opportunity to play her original music on ABC radio and is continuing to develop her original material which she is keen to release. Melissa loves guiding others through their musical journey and aims to pass on her passion for the voice and music to her students.
Zackary Keleher has been enthusiastic about music since the age of 7. As he has grown up, he has experienced many different facets and genres of music, leading to his love for Jazz. He has worked hard over the past two years to secure his enrolment in the Bachelor of Music Performance Course, in Jazz Piano at Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium. Within that time, he was awarded the role of Music Captain at St Pauls, High Distinction in Grade 8 AMEB Piano for Leisure, received Academic Gold in both Music and Music Extension and the Most Outstanding Contribution to music award. He took part in multiple school ensembles such as Big Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Audition Choir, Combined Choir and Percussion Ensemble, on Piano, Voice or Mallet Percussion. Outside of school, he was lead vocal for the Talkin' Jazz Big Band of 2018 and took part in their second workshop program, which provided him with the opportunity to learn with many of Brisbane's best Jazz musicians, culminating in a concert for the esteemed Brisbane Jazz Club. Zackary has a deep passion for music and has plans to become a working musician through finishing his degree and expanding his skills in performing, composing and teaching. He is a very attentive player, always listening and trying to reflect and become better. Zack hopes that with his teaching he can share his passion for Jazz Piano and also grow to become a more rounded musician himself.
Sky has been studying voice for the past 4 years and in that time, she has gained a lot of experience in performing on stage for recitals and group performances, such as choral ensembles, musical theatre and opera. Sky has completed her studies in vocal pedagogy and is very experienced in teaching voice. She is currently a student at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University studying Classical Voice, and aims to inspire her students to reach their full potential.
Teal has been singing for ten years, and teaching voice for five. She completed grade 8 in classical voice through AMEB, and received 100% on all performances during her HSC in 2017, as well as an Encore nomination. Teal has experience performing in and teaching jazz, musical theatre, and classical voice, as well as performance and audition coaching. She was selected to partake in several audition-based music camps throughout her schooling, including the nationwide Solo Vocal Camp. Teal fronted the Bellingen High School jazz band, and won the NSW Battle of the Bands twice, as well as multiple regional and state-wide eisteddfods and competitions, including “Best Vocalist”. As well as performing, Teal is passionate about teaching people of all ages and capabilities.