Unit 5, 25 Macquarie Place

Macquarie ACT 2614

Business phone: 0403 707 761

If your call is not answered please text or leave a message and we will try and get back to you in 3 business days

Teacher direct numbers

Elisha Holley: 0431 759 232

Madeline Anderson: 0497 820 309

Jamison Kentwell: 0402 551 630

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  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.

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 available for classes Tuesday early evening and Friday afternoon/early evening.

Madeline Anderson - Singing Teacher and Vocal Coach


Madeline Anderson is a Graduate from a Bachelor of Music majoring in classical voice at the Australian National University (ANU). At ANU, Madeline studied under voice teacher and local soprano Louise Page.

Madeline has been trained under both Louise Page and Tenor Gavin Fairclough and in 2010 received some vocal Tuition from Renowned Opera Australia Vocal Coach Glen Winslade and currently receives ongoing coaching from international Soprano Marylin Richardson.

In 2017 Madeline completed her Estill Voice Training Levels 1 and 2 in vocal Physiology and pathology. Madeline has had experience in private vocal tuition well throughout her singing career and has organised and run several vocal workshops both in and out of Canberra.

Maddie performed lead and minor lead roles in various concerts and operas and in 2017 she appeared as Adele in Strauss's operetta Die Fledermaus. Madeline has organised concerts and public performances in and around her community and has travelled to America with the ANU Daley Road Singers and took solo performances at well-known sites such as San Francisco Golden Gate Park, Hoover Dam, Universal Studios and Disney Land.

In 2009 she opened the country labour launch for Premier Morris Iemma with the Australian National Anthem. In 2012, Madeline was awarded young Citizen of the Year for her hometown of Braidwood NSW in 2012 for her endeavours to bring musical opportunities to her community and for her dedication to her study and her passion for music.

Madeline is classically trained and enjoys teaching all styles and genres and in her lessons she likes to work on holistic vocal health and technique across all styles of singing.

Madeline is currently taking students Monday-Friday (flexible availability 1pm-3pm, limited availability 3.30pm onwards).

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 fully booked.

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 also the Canberra Vocal Development Office Manager and works full time in another industry.

Madeleine is currently fully booked.

Christina Pilgrim - trainee singing and piano teacher

Christina Pilgrim, an ACT year 11 student, 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 primary school aged students on Wednesdays.

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.