Our Teachers      

Nathanael Patterson - Singing Teacher

Nathanael is a passionate and energetic individual who enjoys sharing knowledge and singing his heart out. He has received high-quality private tuition in classical voice and has had much experience with musical theatre and contemporary singing and is happy to teach all styles. Nathanael is pursuing a career in voice and has performed in many musical theatre productions including Les Miserable Marius understudy and chorus (2017, Free Rain), Joseph in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat (2017, Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company), Enrico in Il Campanello (2017, Rockdale Opera) and Guglielmo Cosi Fan Tutte (2018, Canberra Opera). He was also a finalist in the Operatic Voice section of the Sydney Eisteddfod (2017). Nathanael loves to teach and has done so in many forms in various organisations.

Nathanael is currently taking students on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Christina Pilgrim - Singing Teacher

Christina Pilgrim, is currently studying a Major in classical singing at the Australian National University (ANU) as part of the ANU secondary schools’ extension program and takes part in the university's children’s choir, Vocal Fri. She has been performing in operas since the age of 8, having taken part as minor roles in Seeds of the Soul (Central Coast Conservatorium), the Magic Flute, Voices in the Forest (Opera Australia), Esther (Handel in the Theatre), and La Bohème (Canberra Opera), and for several years took part in the Canberra Christmas Carols on Stage 88 with the Woden Valley Youth Choir. She has had the opportunity to take part in many big-name events, such as the Foreigner concert at the National Convention Centre earlier this year as part of the backing choir in the finale, and the 2013 Australia Day concert with Guy Sebastian (as part of the children’s choir). Christina is looking for a career in classical singing and enjoys teaching all ages.

Christina is currently taking school aged children and songful schoolies classes on Saturdays .

Jamison Kentwell - Singing Teacher

Jamison Kentwell is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has privately studied contemporary singing for over 10 years and has completed the Estill Voice Training levels 1 and 2. As a working musician, she frequently sings at various events, concerts and weddings. She also regularly performs her original music, as a solo vocal/guitar act, and in three other local bands. Jamison is passionate about helping students express themselves through music, explore their unique sound and develop the skills and techniques to refine their craft. Jamison is also an experienced teacher, working as an instrumental music teacher and band coordinator at various Primary Schools.

Jamison is currently taking students on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays  .

Madeline Anderson - Singing Teacher and Vocal Coach

Current Office Administrator

Madeline Anderson is a Graduate from a Bachelor of Music Performance in classical voice(2013) from the Australian National University. During her time at the ANU, Madeline studied under soprano Louise Page and Vocal coach Alan Hicks.

Madeline has extensive performance experience since her childhood, having performed lead and minor roles in drama competitions, plays, concerts, musicals and operas and she has traveled overseas singing in Las Vegas, Disney Land (LA) and Universal Studios (LA).

Maddie has always loved to share the gift of music and was awarded young Citizen of the Year for her hometown of Braidwood NSW in 2012 for her endeavors to bring equal musical opportunities to her rural community and for her dedication and passion for her craft.

In 2017 Madeline completed her Estill Voice Training Levels 1 and 2 in vocal Physiology and pathology. Since completing Estill, Madeline has gone on to develop an extensive and in-depth knowledge of Vocal Anatomy and physiology and she currently works as a vocal coach with people living with a disability, learning difficulties, vocal health injuries and speech issues.  Madeline has recently completed her NDIS Worker Orientation and has aspirations to return to study to become a speech pathologist.

Madeline has over 9 years experience in private vocal tuition and regularly runs vocal workshops for youth and adults both in and out of Canberra. Maddie prides herself on her vocal versatility and she enjoys singing and  teaching all styles and genres and in her lessons she likes to focus on holistic vocal health and technique across the human voice and body.

Madeline is currently taking students Wednesday -Friday (limited availability).

Madeleine Rowland - Singing Teacher and Vocal Coach


Madeleine Rowland has always loved singing, classical music and music theatre. Madeleine has studied voice privately for over 20 years, primarily with Patricia Whitbread, Colin Forbes and Elisha Holley. She has participated in various workshops and masterclasses including the interntional New Zealand Singing Summer School and with Tenor Stephen Anthony Brown in London. In 2017 Madeleine completed Estill Voice Training Level 1 and 2.

She has appeared in numerous theatrical performances in the Canberra region. Solo roles include Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Phyllis in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, Oberto in Handel’s Alcina, Second Woman in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Rosie in the musical Bye Bye Birdie. Chorus roles include Die Fledermaus, Tosca, The Merry Widow, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, La Bohème, various Gilbert & Sullivan operettas and musicals. 

Madeleine began teaching singing in 2009, and has taught all ages from young children to adults. Madeleine particularly specialises in teaching young voices to sing safely and have fun with music. Since working at Canberra Vocal Development, Madeleine has taken a special interest in music therapy and using music and the voice as a healing tool. Her favourite genres to teach include music theatre, Disney songs and opera.

Madeleine is currently fully booked.

Clare Lawlor - Singing Teacher

Clare is an experienced jazz and contemporary vocalist with a passion for helping empower her students to enjoy engaging with music and pursuing their musical goals. Clare's musical background involves studying classical piano during her primary and high school days, studying classical singing privately through Pat Forbes for 3 years during university studies, and then later studying contemporary jazz singing through nationally award winning jazz vocalist Kristin Berardi at the Australian National University's jazz school. Clare has performed her own original and covered music locally in various contemporary bands at some of Canberra's iconic music venues, performed in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas 'Patience' and 'The Sorcerer', and with jazz ensembles in various private and public functions.

Clare is currently on Leave

Elisha Holley - Singing Teacher and Vocal Coach


Elisha Holley is an experienced teacher and performer having studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. There she received a Bachelor of Music in Performance and Pedagogy. By studying pedagogy, Elisha has learned the art of singing teaching and is able to pass on to her students the techniques necessary to sing healthily to maintain one's voice for a lifetime. These techniques also enable her to teach all ages and stages whether they are ten with a natural singing talent or forty with severe pitch and tone problems.

Elisha is currently fully booked.

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Unit 5, 25 Macquarie Place

Macquarie ACT 2614


Business phone: 0403 707 761

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Teacher direct numbers

Elisha Holley: 0431 759 232

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