Alana has focused on sharing what she has learnt over her career with the children she has taught over the past 12 years. She is motivated by her love of the Arts. It is what has inspired her to share her knowledge, so that the children she teaches, can achieve their own goals in singing, the Arts and life.
Alexandra K Trenfor
Alana De Roma is what we call in show business a “Triple Threat” A singer, dancer and actress. She has been working in the industry for over 20 years, training at reputable schools including; The McDonald College School of Performing Arts, Brent Street Studios, Janice Breen and Screenwise.
In 1999, Alana starred in her first feature film ‘Amy’ at the tender age of seven. In her first major film role, Alana lit up the screen with her mature acting style and unique on-screen presence. Her strong passion for singing shone through, winning Best Actress awards in both Italy and Canada. She was also nominated in Australia’s Top Ten Best Actress Awards at the People’s Choice Awards, along with Nicole Kidman, Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths.
With this experience and amazing vocal performances on-screen, Alana was offered a recording contract with Festival/Mushroom records and went on to release the single “Ain’t no sunshine” and the soundtrack for the movie ‘Amy’. Alana’s individual style was recognised on a global scale and was contracted with Disney to record “Part of your world” for the re-release of the worldwide hit, The Little Mermaid Movie.
Alana’s passion for music also extends to musical theatre, with roles in productions over the years, such as Cameron Mackintosh’s “Oliver” scoring the role of ‘Bet’, Aladdin and various variety shows overseas.
Throughout her career, Alana has performed at many concerts and events with the most amazing experience to date, singing alongside Michael Jackson at his Sydney Concert . Alana has also appeared on several television shows such as The Midday Show, The Aria Music Awards, the AFI Awards, Today Tonight, Saturday Disney, Carols in the Domain and Cheez TV, as well as, starring in several short films and multiple TV commercials airing on Australian TV.
Alana was asked in 2015 to be a soloist singer for the NSW Government’s “Premiers Concert” which toured regional Australia.
Most recently, Alana wrote, produced and starred in the Cabaret show, “From Then To Now” which played as part of the 2018 sideshow festival.
2016 Downbeat award winner, Erin McKellar, is an Australian vocalist and actor. Erin holds a bachelor of music, jazz performance from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide University. She has also completed both her Licentiate and Associate diploma in Musical Theatre. Erin has worked throughout the performing industry both on and off stage, most recently as music director for Australia’s newest pop group, Girl Nation.
Last year Erin received a Helpmann Academy grant which allowed her to travel to Helsinki, Finland as a guest speaker at the International Jazz Voice Conference, where she presented her paper, Jazz Vocalists: The Shadowed Instrumentalist at the International Jazz Voice. During the year she was also selected as a finalist for the prestigious James Morison vocal scholarship. Erin traveled to New York in the same year as the first Australian to participate in the American Theatre Wings Springboard summer program for graduates, where she undertook masterclasses and workshops from Broadways leading performers, agents, and directors. She also scored the role of Mary Magdalene in Adelaide’s new adaption to Jesus Christ Superstar. In Addition, Erin directed alongside Charmaine Jones “Once upon a December” a tribute show for Astrud and Joao Gilberto. She has also supported Australian artists including, Guy Sebastian and Samantha Jade. In 2015 Erin commenced a Jazz singers intensive summer workshop in London at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During the previous year Erin was selected as a mentor for the 2014 New York Jazz Symposium in Melbourne, working along-side and learning from some of New York’s finest Jazz musicians including Carl Allen, Rodney Jones and Carla Cook. Erin also received a scholarship to attend the Juilliard Jazz Winter School in 2013. She also placed first in the Edith and Ern Vocal eisteddfod and placed second in the 2014 talent on show competition. Prior to this Erin studied at Saint Peter’s Girls School, where she achieved several SACE merits in her final music and drama studies.
Alongside performing, Erin has worked as a private vocal, acting and music theatre coach at Australian Company of Performing Arts alongside her work as technique and jazz vocal coach at Adelaide’s leading girl’s school St Peter’s Girls. Erin is passionate educator and values the opportunity to instill confidence and music growth within her students.
Katia Fuscaldo-Zoffoli is a professional singer, songwriter and vocal teacher known for characteristically soulful and dynamic vocal abilities. Katia is inspired by many of the greats she grew up listening to including Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston, amongst others.
Katia’s passion for music from an early age has flourished into performances at venues including Sydney Allphones Arena, The Basement, Angel Place and even the Sydney Opera House, leading to collaborations with leading Australian songwriters and musicians including Jessica Mauboy, James Kempster (writer/producer) and Cameron McGlinchey (The Rogue Traders). Since completing a Degree in Contemporary Music (BMus), awarded by the Australian Institute of Music, Katia has built up a reputation as a highly sought after vocal teacher in Sydney. With an esteemed resume, formidable vocal prowess, and a friendly and approachable personality, Katia’s teaching style is tailor made individual students, encouraging positivity and patience to nurture her students to reach their full potential.
For Katia, a mum of two daughters, family and singing are everything, and if there’s one thing she has truly mastered — it’s how to successfully incorporate the joy of music into all parts of her life.
A 30 minute private lesson is most suited to younger students. During these lessons, you will learn a variety of basic vocal warm ups followed by working on a song. Throughout this process, we incorporate safe singing practices including learning proper vocal technique, breathing and basic theory.
A 45 minute private lesson has a similar structure to the 30 Minute lesson but gives us more than enough time to cover our vocal warm ups/breathing in depth. We also spend time working on a song and getting it performance ready.
A 60 minute private lesson is ideal for senior students, as it gives us enough time to cover a range of areas. During these lessons, you will cover a wide variety of vocal exercises such as scales, arpeggios, register transitions and range extension. We work on developing a strong vocal technique focusing on breathing and articulation. We also take a look at performance skills and how to perform to your audience.
Do you ever get an opportunity to audition for a school play, or a professional production and don’t know where to start? We can assist in picking suitable songs and guide you through the process. We work on stage presence and performance skills, so you can achieve the best audition possible.
Once you get familiar with singing, the next step is performing in front of an audience. Competitions and Eisteddfods are great stepping stones towards building up your confidence as a performer. I highly recommend them, as you grow so much from each experience.
Combined Singing/Acting Class (6 -12 Yrs)
If you love to sing and act than this class is the perfect fit for you. This is a perfect combination of the two in a 1 hour class.
Musical Theatre ‘Sing Dance Act’ (6 – 12 Yrs)
If you want to sing, dance, and act in the tradition of great Broadway musicals, this is the class for you. Students will receive instruction in voice, acting, and dancing to song and performances inspired by Broadway. Special attention will be paid to performance skills and song interpretation.
ADVC Performance Group (8 -13 Yrs)
To be invited into the ADVC performance group, you need to attend either a private singing lesson or group class at ADVC. Students in our performance group will represent the school at community events and concerts. You must be committed and available and work as a team.