John Lander

Internationally recognised vocologist, John Lander specialises in the training and development of voice, with particular interest in correcting vocal impairment arising from misuse or physical damage. He has assisted the rehabilitation of voices affected by a wide variety of disorders, including: dysarthria arising from head injury; semiparalysis of the larynx; vocal fold nodules and fibrosis; and hyperactivity of laryngeal musculature. As a performer over more than forty years, John has sung professionally world-wide, as soloist in a wide variety of operatic and concert productions.

A former Ambassador to Iran and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Paris, John has also had extensive experience as public speaker (in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Farsi – in which he has also sung and taught).


Carla McCallum

Carla Jane McCallum has been working professionally in the industry for over 14 years as both a singer and an actor. Since graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre in 2001, Carla has taught for many performing arts schools around Melbourne, including her former position as Associate Head of Music at the Children’s Performing Company of Australia (CPCA).

As a performer, Carla has appeared in The Pirates of Penzance with Jon English and Simon Gallaher, Thoroughly Modern Millie for The Production Company, Lead Vocalist / Guest Entertainer for Princess Cruises, as well as various plays and television appearances.

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Eloise Martyn

A two time Rob Guest Endowment Top 30 semi-finalist, Eloise Martyn is a musical theatre performer and children's entertainer. Since completing Showfit at Centrestage Performing Arts School in 2012, Eloise has toured extensively with LifeLike Touring to Hong Kong, Singapore, Middle East & Australia in Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, Peppa Pig Live Big Splash, Peppa Pig Live Treasure Hunt and Bob the Builder.

Other credits include Connected by Alanya Bridge, Sonder A Charity Concert & The Songs of Drew Gasparini at Chapel Off Chapel. Eloise has been a private singing teacher for the past 4 years, and has taught musical theatre at various dance and theatre schools across Victoria for the last 5 years, with students reaching great success across the board; gaining admission to tertiary courses, and successfully auditioning for professional musicals, and gaining amazing results in AMEB examinations. Eloise holds a current Working With Children Check.

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Stephen Valeri

Stephen has been training in voice for over 20 years. He has worked with some of Australia’s leading teachers, vocal coaches and musical directors, having trained in Contemporary, Musical Theatre and classical singing. He holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Monash University and is a graduate of full time musical theatre course, SHOWFIT.

His most recent theatre credits include Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle in the Sydney premiere of ‘Mack & Mabel’ (Hayes Theatre Co./ Working Management) and Man 3 in ‘First Date - The Musical’ (Pursued By Bear/ Chapel off Chapel). Further credits include ‘Reporter/Ensemble’ in ‘Floyd Collins’ (Octave Theatre/ Chapel off Chapel), Elephant/Papa/King in ‘The Silver Donkey - Workshop’ (SHOWFIT) and Storyteller in ‘Children of Eden’ (Magnormos).

In recent years, Stephen has established himself as an up & coming cabaret and comedy performer. His debut show ‘FAT BOY SLIMM…ER’ played as part of the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival (Dir: Sara Grenfell). In 2016 March ‘VALERIOUS’ debuted at Adelaide Fringe and his most recent offering ‘YOUR DIVA NEEDS YOU’ enjoyed a successful Melbourne season to critical acclaim in October 2017. In January 2018, he joined the cast of ‘Grease - The Arena Experience’ in the role of Roger for the Sydney season.

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Jess Phillippi

Jess is a graduate of Showfit and The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theatre in 2015. Her credits at WAAPA include ‘Thalia’ in a workshop presentation of Matthew Robinson’s Atlantis, ‘Little Becky’ in Urinetown, ‘Serena’ in Legally Blonde, and ‘Chris Hargensen’ in Carrie. While at WAAPA, she studied voice with Dr. Aaron Hales.

In December 2015, Jess played the role of ‘Macy’ in Cottesloe Films’ short musical comedy ‘Library of Love’ alongside ‘Glee’ and ‘Scream Queens’ writer Ian Brennan. Jess’ other credits include ‘Nine’ (Manila Street Productions), the Australian & International tour of ‘Paw Patrol Live’ (Life Like Touring) and Diana Morales in ‘A Chorus Line’ (Mad About Theatre). Jess has been teaching voice across Perth and Victoria for the past five years, with several students receiving accolades at eisteddfods and acceptance into full time courses. Her classes focus on safely developing students technique and coaching repertoire. Jess holds a current Working With Children’s check.


Gary Nardella

Gary graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2004 with a Bachelor in Music Performance in Classical Voice After graduating he travelled and live in the Uk and Italy for 8 years learning vocal technique from some of the Europe’s and America’s greats teachers in opera and musical Theatre. Gary has performed internationally with Jean Ann Ryan Productions, The 12 Tenors European Tours, Luca Opera Italy Gary has taught singing in Europe’s most prestigious stage schools such as Silvia Young Academy of Performing Arts,

London, The Next Step! Musical Theatre Workshop, Fredericton Canada, Academia Musicale di Firenze, Italia Conti, London and has helped many students perform on the Westend and Melbourne in professional productions.