Having sung all my life I was began performing with the Hamilton Operatic Society from a young age. After numerous musical productions such as Grease, Les Miserables, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oh! What a Circus, The Sound of Music & more before beginning my study towards a Bachelor of Music from the University of Auckland. During my studies I achieved my Performers Certificate (Trinity College London) with 98% & received an exhibition award for the highest mark in New Zealand. I then went on to win Waikato Young Singer of the Year, North Shore Music Singer of the year and many other singing awards in both Musical Theatre & Classical Repertoire. In 2009 I achieved both my Classical Voice & Musical Theatre Voice Associate Diploma’s with Distinction.
I was fortunate that one of my first professional roles was Bet in Oliver! for Auckland Theatre Company. I moved to Scotland in 2010 to begin my Masters in Musical Theatre from the third highest ranked drama school in the world; The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I completed my studies MA with a sold out run of both Show Choir! The Musical & Sunday in the Park with George at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2011 I moved to London to work on the West End & establish my Vocal Studio as well as regularly perform at West End cabaret venues. Over the past two years I have been focusing on my Certified Master Education in Estill & Pedagogy training with Anne-Marie Speed & Charlotte Shorthouse.
“I started seeing a wonderful singing coach called Zoe Stibi. Through my voice, she helped me to bring down barriers. I really love her classes“
– Aurora Dawson-Hunte, RADA Graduate
I began teaching singing & musical theatre performance during my Bachelor of Music studies & credit a lot of my early success to my mentor & teacher Janice Webb, QSM. I quickly became Head of voice at Birkenhead College in Auckland & founded the Musical Theatre programme for Neverland Studio’s whilst continuing my studies. In 2010 the West-End was calling & I started my Masters Degree at the RCS majoring in Musical Theatre Performance. Parallel to my MA I tutored the Young Academy at RCS.
Whilst in London I taught music history & tap dance at Sutton College for three years. I taught Musical Theatre repertoire at London Studio Center & Ursuline High School. Many of my students have been awarded Musical Theatre & Pop music positions at Univeristies & schools such as BRITS school & RADA. I am owner and director of Hat-Tricks Kids, a successful London music, dance & drama teaching company for young children.
I am currently working towards my Certified Master Teacher with Estill Voice Training Systems.
“Zoe has been coaching my daughter Katelyn for about 3 years and she has really grown tremendously in that time. Katelyn adores Zoe and say she ‘wouldn’t have any other singing teacher for the world’. I love the fact that Zoe puts so much emphasis on vocal health too.”
– Candice Gardiner
I always strive to be the best I can be in whatever goals I am pursuing, this is no different in my quest for voice & teaching knowledge. My training began in Classical Voice before the fabulous Dr Irene Bartlett at the Queensland Conservatorium told me I needed to learn to sing every style of music. So I did. I worked on my Pop technique & expanded my knowledge of Speech Level Singing with Dave Stroud & Dean Kaelin.
I worked classically using Bel Canto techniques with Gina Saunders & Ann De Renais before working with Musical Theatre & Pop repertoire through the Esill Voice Model with Anne-Marie Speed. Having gained knowledge of many vocal methods and techniques I use all of my training to provide individual lessons suited to your voice & your needs. For the past two years I have focused on obtaining my Certified Master Teacher in the Estill Voice Model & continue to learn and work towards my CMT.
I come from New Zealand & have spent the past 7 years living in Scotland & London. I am C1 level in German & spent 4 years learning at the Goethe Institute. I love singing & I want to make sure that I inspire my students in every lesson that I teach.
Give me a call or email to discuss lesson options.