Vocal Teachers

MELISSA LARK

Musicianship Teacher, Vocal Teacher, CMP Teacher

Melissa studied Kodaly at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, later obtaining her accreditation with the NSW Chapter of KMEIA (Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia). Melissa also studied ‘Eurythmics’ – Dalcroze extensively and received her accreditation at Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Ruth Caldwell, Jeffrey Whilley and Karen Lemon. During this period, she also studied ‘Music & Students with Special Needs’ with Ruth Caldwell.

Melissa has taught Children’s Music since 1999 and more recently studied Composition with the late Clifford Abbott, Annie Nichols and Dr. Phillip Rutherford. She regularly composes songs and works for various projects and wrote extensively for the children’s entertainment group ‘The B-Bops’, in which she was a performer, partner and composer.

MICHAELE ARCHER

Co-Head of Program (Voice), Vocal Teacher

Michaele studied in New York with world renowned voice teacher, David Jones who works with singers at the Metropolitan Opera. 

As a graduate with distinction from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Opera School, Michaele has a Masters in Applied Science, researching breathing techniques for opera singers from the University of Sydney and a B.A. in Performances Studies, Languages and Australian Literature. Her research in breathing was presented in Paris at the International Congress of Voice teachers.

Michaele performed with Opera Australia in Turandot, Otello, and Werther and as a guest soloist in concert. Other roles include Emmie in Albert Herring (Opera Australia), Mrs Peachum in The Beggars Opera, and Nedda in Pagliacci and Tosca.

TIM PAGE

Vocal Teacher, Musical Theatre Teacher

Tim Page is a New-Zealand-born Australian actor and singer whose first job was singing with the Australian Opera for the opening of the Sydney Opera House in Prokofiev’s War and Peace. His best-known role was playing Dr Graham Steele in the Australian television series The Young Doctors throughout its entire run-on Channel Nine from 1976 to 1982.

In the late 1980’s he appeared in several musicals in London’s West End and was in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love at the Prince of Wales Theatre, a recording of which went double platinum in world sales.

Tim has sung with opera companies on both sides of the Tasman and for the London Savoyards. He is currently directing and playing Gaston in La Traviata for the Crestani Scholarships in 2021.

Yvette Masters

Co-Head of Program (Voice), Vocal Teacher

Since graduating from Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Diploma of Operatic Art, majoring in vocal performance, Yvette has taught and consulted for some of Australia’s biggest singing stars including Wes Carr (winner of Australian Idol), Erica Packer, Lanie Lane (2011 Triple J artist and 2012 four- time Aria Award nominee), Ben Gillies (Silverchair), and Kate Akhurst (co-writer of hits on Ricki Lee’s 2012 album).

Yvette’s success is highly regarded and attributed to her unique approach to singing teaching, with breathing technique, stable sound projection with a strong focus on musicality, pitch, diction, phrasing and development of a large repertoire of music to a high-performance standard.