Vocal Studios

"Danielle has been a singing teacher that is like a rare cut diamond of mine for several years now. She is a world-class vocal instructor..."
Katie Campbell.
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Vocal Studios

SINGING LESSONS  - Hawthorn or East Melbourne

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"Is your vocal technique limiting your artistry? Do you need guidance on artistry and performance?  Do you strain your voice from pushing out high notes? Do you wish you could smooth out that break in your voice? Is your voice weak or breathy all the way through?"

Learn to sing any style of music without straining or cracking. Develop the freedom to move from low to high notes with ease, expression and presence. 20 years of teaching and a life time of study have made Danielle an expert in the field of vocal production and artist development in any genre.

Danielle's unique approach to Singing involves; 

  • Build Singing Technique with efficient vocal production and mechanics for stamina and longevity.
  • Artistry Development to guide the singer to perform with expression, purpose, intention and have 'something to say'.
  • Integrating Voice, Body, Breath & Movement to maximise and 'free up' the voice to its full potential.
  • Personal Development to master a healthy mindset and become a confident and empowered singer, artist and individual.   

Danielle is a Certified Vocology In Practice ViP vocal coach. She also spent 8 years as a Certified Speech Level Singing (USA) instructor and has trained with many leading vocal coaches around the world including; Tim Smith (Melb), Gary May (Melb), Seth Riggs (LA), Dave Stroud VocalizeU ViP (LA), Jeffrey Skouson (Las Vegas), Greg Enriquez (Las Vegas), Spencer Welch (Vancouver), Wendy Parr (New York) and Anne-Marie Speed (UK). She is also influenced by the teachings of Jeanie LoVetri Somatic Voicework (USA) and Voice Scientist Ingo Titze (USA).  

An active singer and vocal instructor, Danielle provides singing lessons from her Melbourne studios while long-distance students can take singing lessons over the internet via Skype or FaceTime.

With extensive experience as both a performer and educator, Danielle is quickly able to assess and balance a voice within one lesson and teach the artist skills to maintain great vocal consistency with the use of tailored vocal exercises. These can be applied to any style of song; from contemporary pop, rock, soul, musical theatre to classical, while adjusting to and understanding the important stylistic differences of each genre of music.

She is also a professional actor and specialises in character adaptation to song and audition preparation for musical theatre.

Danielle provides the tools professional performing artists need to stay healthy and consistent in a demanding touring, performing and recording schedule, and also teaches aspiring singers to feel confident to sing in any environment for personal enjoyment.


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Singing Lessons with Associate Singing Teacher; Astrid Podesser:

Teacher and Performing Artist Astrid Podesser is currently teaching at our Hawthorn and Keysborough locations. Astrid also teaches principles of Speech Level Singing method and draws from her experience as a professional singer, song writer and entertainer. She has vast performance experience and much to share. Follow Astrid's journey....

Her musical journey commenced at a young age, through the years Astrid has performed across a variety of settings, including theatre, charity events and television, having appeared in season 5 of Australian Idol.  Additionally, Astrid has taken various opportunities to work alongside notable Australian talents, including Renee Geyer and Jamie Redfern. Working as a professional singer in 2 bands; Songbird and Alpha Duo she performs regularly at venues throughout Victoria, Astrid has much knowledge and experience to impart upon singing students.

Having studied voice under Danielle Soccio for 8 years, Astrid has training and extensive experience in practical methods of Speech Level Singing and Vocology In Practice and its application across a range of different contemporary singing styles.

Together we can support your singing journey, whatever your goals may be. This may include;

  • Song writing
  • Improving use and understanding of the voice 
  • Maintaining vocal health
  • Assistance in preparation for VCE Music Performance, Units 1-4 and AMEB singing exams. 
  • Personal enjoyment 
  • Managing stage fright/performance anxiety
  • Improving live performance
  • Audition preparation