Style: Pop; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Musical Theatre
Title: Singing Teacher Bachelor of Music Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University
Bio: Marisa has been commercially active in the Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) industry for over 45 years as an award-winning vocalist performing
predominantly in pop and rock styles, as a singing teacher and in more recent years a voice researcher. Marisa is presently employed as a Voice Teacher in the Bachelor of Music (Popular Music) at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. She was awarded a PhD with a ranking 1 for her thesis investigating the emerging field of Contemporary Commercial Music Singing Voice Pedagogy. The results of her research identified a foundational pedagogical framework for singers training across CCM styles.
Over the last four years, Marisa has travelled nationally and internationally to present the preliminary findings of her research study at ICVT in Stockholm, Sweden, The Voice Foundation’s Care of Professional Voice Symposium, in Philadelphia, USA, The Pan European Voice Conference PEVOC, in Florence, Italy, The Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference, Hobart and Leura, Australia and QCGR Conference in Brisbane, Australia. Marisa is passionate about passing her wealth of industry experience onto emerging performing artists and is actively involved in mentoring young talent to strategize and transition into the professional world. Many of her students have attained national and international success as performers and recording artists.
Voice Type: Not Applicable
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program