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Anne Vercoe B Music AcU, Bachelor of Music Performance AcU, Bachelor of Music Theatre and Opera, Bachelor of Arts Monash, Dip Ed Monash, Grad dip. Opera and Music Theatre VCA.
Anne is experienced in acting, having appeared on Neighbours, Blue Heelers etc and has been a singer of diverse styles for twenty years. She has appeared in Carols by Candlelight at Myer Music Bowl and many other events , both in Australia and abroad. She has produced 13 CDS, including four albums of original songs for children which were commissioned by Darshan Acadamies in Delhi, India.
“I love teaching kids and adults singing, focusing on expression and good musicality and also guitar and ukulele again, focusing on musicianship and theory. I am also experienced at acting tuition.”
An accomplished musician, Jesika Clark relishes any opportunity she has to perform, as a vocalist or instrumentalist. While completing her honours in Music Performance of Classical Voice at the University of Melbourne she performed in Rossini’s William Tell (Victorian Opera) and Dialogues des Carmélites (MCM). Her teacher and mentor is Suzanne Johnson. Jesika has also performed at many prestigious events with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir under celebrated conductor Andrew Wailes including the Melbourne Cup, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Olivia Newton-John Charity Gala, the Prime Minister’s Olympic Gala and the Melbourne ANZAC Day Dawn Service.
Aside from performing, Jesika loves to share her musical knowledge and passion with her students. She began her studies in piano with Yamaha Music Education and under the tutelage of Peter Hurley was awarded her Associate of Music Diploma in 2017. She has accompanied many school choirs and accompanies for AMEB and music scholarship exams.
Mishael has been performing in musical theatre, choirs and bands for over 25 years. She has performed many roles including Cosette in Les Miserables, Laurey in Oklahoma and Rapunzel in Into The Woods. Mishael has provided vocal lessons for over 20 and is heavily involved with choirs, producing productions for her church and The Australian College of the Arts (Collarts), which is her alma mater.
Recently, Mishael undertook a Bachelor of Arts (music), majoring in contemporary music performance to enable her to focus more on her music. Her great passion is musical theatre. Being classically trained, however, she is able to teach all styles of voice to all age groups.
Peter Hurley has had a broad and lengthy career contemplating aural training. During a 25 year period, he has been involved in primary, secondary and tertiary music programs as a teacher, assessor and curriculum developer. Peter is currently lecturer in Aural Studies and Topics in Musicology – Music Theatre and Cabaret at the University of Melbourne. He continues to be involved in curriculum development and as an assessor with the AMEB, the VCAA and the Yamaha Music Foundation. Peter has also lectured at the VCA, Box Hill Institute, Melba Memorial Conservatorium, the VMTA, and the Suzuki Talent Education Association and continues associations with these institutions. He is currently engaged in post graduate research in audio cognition, specifically relating to pitch and memory. Peter is one of our wonderful senior teachers here at Music Works Magic teaching traditional piano, Suzuki piano theory and aural musicianship as well as voice and musical theatre.