About: Alisha Gartland

Head Vocal Coach: Alisha GartlandAlisha Gartland is a graduate of Melba Conservatorium of Music (Dip.Mus) and the Victorian College of the Arts (B. Mus in Musical Performance: Voice) whom has studied and worked professionally as a contemporary pop, musical theatre and opera singer. On stage as a dancer/performer from the age of 5, her childhood consisted of training in all forms of competitive dance whereby her love of all things artistic led to voice, featuring in musicals such as: Westside Story, Wizard of Oz and King and I alongside guest performances in cabarets, movie features and in large corporate events such as Australian Super Bikes 2002 (national anthem), Solo Guest work and Showcases.

Alisha was awarded a scholarship into Melba Conservatorium of Music in 2003 to complete Dip.Music leading to entry in 2006 to the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts to complete her B.Mus under the heads of department Anna Connolly/Stephen Grant, alongside post graduate vocal studies with renowned coaches Raymond Connell and Garry May. Alisha’s additional qualifications include full AMEB completion and AUSMusic Certificate IV in Music Industry Studies, with fully qualification under VMTA (Victorian Music Teachers Association), AMUSE and has a Working With Children check.

Whilst Alisha’s HOV method is unique in its approach and delivery. Alisha’s training formed its fundamental basis at the Victorian College of the Arts and post graduate studies. Despite a largely operatic/musical theatre background, Alisha furthered her studies in crossed/mixed method teaching within musical theatre/contemporary voice, and is particularly passionate in training dynamic singers. Lending parts of each of: Janice Chapman, Richard Miller, Bel Canto, CCM, Estill Technique, Speech Level Singing, Brett Manning and CVT methods in combination with her own. Always developing her knowledge as a singer with new techniques to better deliver her method’s performance.

Alishas additional qualifications include full AMEB completion and AUSMusic Certificate IV in Music Industry Studies, with fully qualification under VMTA (Victorian Music Teachers Association), AMUSE and has a Working With Children check. To the side of her list of musical achievements, Alisha also event manages large music festivals within Melbourne and holds 2001 Young Citizen of the Year (Australia Day Awards) for music event management.

Alisha brings 20 years of singing performance and vocal coaching experience & 13 years dance/acting training to students at HOV.

Alisha teaches many students from beginners (of all ages) to students already working in the music industry, rebuilding technique, developing vocal style within original songs as well as preparing auditions. All students whom completed their AMEB Certificates/VCE under Alisha’s guidance have received A Honours/Credit results in both CPM & Singing for Leisure from Preliminary to Grade 7.

Alisha’s passion alongside performing includes developing HOV’s music based community, working closely with students to achieve successful musical outcomes and develop students self esteem, discipline, musicality, musicianship and sense of accomplishment.

For more information on Alisha or the singing coaching services HOV have on offer contact us today. The House of Voice also allows you to further your skills not only as a singer but as an artist and musician alongside a variety of performance opportunities offered within HOV to develop as a performer.