MEET THE DIRECTORS

TANIA SAVELLI

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 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) - current

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Estill Master Trainer Candidate

Vocology In Practice Authorised Instructor

Vocal Health First Aider

With a wealth of teaching experience spanning over 20 years, Tania creatively combines her sound knowledge of voice science, vocal health and her current speech pathology studies to offer practical solutions to common vocal issues. She is a vibrant and devoted vocal educator specialising in working with young adults and adult singers. She has a particular interest in vocal health education for working musicians and performers with a passion for coaching singers who have recently recovered from vocal injury.  Annually, she also coaches for well known Adelaide youth theatre company, Pelican Productions. Previous coaching experience includes also being a part of the vocal coaching team at the University of Adelaide's Bachelor of Musical Theatre degree for three years as well as various musical institutions, high schools and primary schools as well as teaching vocals for contemporary music students at TAFE SA

Tania has extensive experience in performing in multiple musical settings including live bands, corporate setting, cabaret and musical theatre. She is the founder and director of Little Sister Productions, an Adelaide live entertainment company, home to the Adelaide Fringe award winning act The Three Little Sisters of which Tania continues to perform in and direct.  Past performance experience includes singing in her popular wedding vocal ensemble L'amour, who were recipients of 8 Australian Bridal Industry Association awards, including Top 5 Ceremony Music in Australia. Her musical theatre credits include playing the lead role of Helen of Troy in the Adelaide debut of Jon English's rock musical Paris.  She continues to work as a freelance singer for many Adelaide events and productions companies as a lead and backing singer as well as working on her new self-produced show The Aretha Hour, set to debut at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Tania is one of few authorised vocal instructors of Los Angeles based organisation Vocology In Practice; a global network of elite voice professionals. and she is also a member of the Australian National Association of Teachers of SingingThe Australian Voice Association, The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare and Speech Pathology Australia.

KATRINA RYAN

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Masters Of Teaching (Secondary)

Bachelor of Music (Jazz)

Estill Master Trainer

Vocal Health First Aider

Kodaly Certified

Katrina is a skilled vocalist and performer, who specialises in both vocal and music education. Katrina’s successful career has spanned 30 years as a solo jazz vocalist and lead singer of Etypejazz. She had recorded several albums and toured throughout Australia and internationally for both festivals and corporate events.  Her career highlights include supporting international artists such as Sting, G’day USA, Fringe and Cabaret shows, national Jazz Festivals, Carols by Candlelight, and performances with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Katrina has recently produced and performed in several shows including, Classic Songs of Hollywood, with world renowned pianist Kym Purling and jazz vocalist Anita Wardell.

 

Katrina’s coaching style is inclusive and compassionate, assisting all singers to reach their vocal potential. Her qualifications include, a Bachelor of Music, Masters of Teaching, Estill Master Trainer, Kodaly Certificate and Vocal Health First Aider.