BMus. MA. EMT
I’m Zoe, Your Vocal Coach.
I am 100% committed to delivering vocal technique in a way that you can actually use it. Without all of the fancy language (unless you want it) I will help you reach your voice goals. I did mean help though, all I ask is that you come to your lessons with an open mind ready to explore all of the fabulous sounds & talent that are hiding inside you just waiting to be let out.
“Everyone Has A Beautiful Voice, You Just Have To Learn How To Use It” – Jo Estill
I can hear you asking, well I clicked here so I want to learn more about you Zoe. Here we go: I come from New Zealand, however I am fluent in German so feel free to swap over to the German version of this page.
I started singing lessons relatively late in the game, around 15 years old when I appeared in The Sound of Music & just couldn’t hit any high notes at all. The younger you are, the easier it is to learn from the start. Although, it isn’t all lost. You can start lessons at any age.
I know what it is like to want to sing higher, but just not be able to get the voice to go there.
I started absolutely loving to sing classical, musical theatre, lieder, art song & all sorts of different types of music. I focused on musicals though & went on to perform in Grease, Les Miserables, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oh! What a Circus & West end to Broadway.
With my Bachelor of Music History in the hand, I went on to gain my Master’s in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire in Scotland. Honing my musical theatre performance skills.
That was one of the hardest things I had ever done in my life!
Tired of being told what I shouldn’t be doing, I was frustrated that I was just always doing everything wrong. I couldn’t catch a break, I was a good singer but I just wasn’t getting the support I needed.
That is why after graduating, I moved to London to pursue my performing career & built a vocal studio full of amazing individuals, some of whom have stayed with me through online voice lessons once I moved to Germany.
I vowed to make vocal technique accessable to those who love singing, to bring my 15 years of experience in teaching to share that everyone can learn to sing, it isn’t that hard! You just have to be shown how to make the most out of your voice.
Where talent counts, hard work counts twice.
Therefore, if you have the desire to change your voice. If you want to sing higher, louder, faster, with more power (the list goes on) I can help you. If you have the will, I have the tools to help you reach any height.
As a Certified Estill Master Trainer, our work with be in ensuring we get rid of excess effort & strain from your voice to make things easier (doesn’t that sound nice!).
I started my teaching journey when my singing teacher Janice Webb QSM asked if I would like to take over an evening teaching at her studio “because you are so eager in your vocal technique”.
It all began with 5 students on a Friday afternoon in North Auckland, New Zealand. In just a few months, I started teaching at Birkenhead College in Auckland and developed the Musical Theatre programme for Neverland Studio’s whilst I was studying.
Eager to learn more about different styles, I began working with renowned NZ soprano, Gina Saunders on Bel Canto technique. As well as having online singing lessons with Dave Stroud & Dean Kaelin focusing on Speech Level singing technique.
I left New Zealand to begin my Masters in Scotland at the Royal Conservatoire, where I taught classes at the Young Academy of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Soon after arriving in London, and while teaching at Cherry Pie Music in Wimbledon for over a year, I found it difficult to find new ways to approach my students’ vocal progress. I wanted more tools and certainty to help their voices, so I began my Estill Master Teacher training with Anne-Marie Speed at The Voice Explained.
While I was in London, I worked as a Musical Theatre Repertoire coach at London Studio Center and as a singing teacher at Ursuline High School. I’m proud to say that many of my students have achieved positions in Musical Theatre and Pop music at universities and schools such as BRITS school and RADA. It’s incredibly fulfilling to see their hard work and dedication pay off in such meaningful ways.
In 2017, I experienced a vocal fold haemorrhage and polyp, which completely turned my world upside down. Following an operation and extensive vocal therapy, I’m thrilled to share that my voice has now returned, and it’s even better than before. This experience has given me a profound appreciation for how the voice functions and has deepened my respect for the progress my students make in their own vocal journeys.
In 2019, I achieved my Certified Master Teacher in Estill Voice Training after completing my studies with Dorte Hyldstrup and Charlotte Xeri at Voice Your Potential. This certification has been a significant milestone in my journey as a voice coach and has equipped me with valuable skills and knowledge to further enhance my teaching abilities.
After spending three years teaching Pop and Rock singing at Performing Arts Studio’s in Munich, I expanded my teaching experience to include positions at Downtown Music Institute in Augsburg, Bavarian International School, and MIS in Starnberg.
I am currently teaching full time online and in my home studio in Peißenberg.
I hold my Pedagogy Certification in Voice Teaching from the state of Bavaria as well as a Vocal First Air Certificate .