Private Tuition

Apart from being an excellent performer, songwriter & singer, Parissa has an innate ability for teaching.  Her hallmark generosity onstage extends to her students.


Parissa has over 25 years experience as a performer and 20 years experience as a voice coach, at all levels: tertiary institutions, festivals, choirs, workshops and music camps, both individually and in groups.  She specialises in modern vocal techniques & styles (CCM) , folk & ethnic styles.  Parissa is a most versatile singer having sung, over her 25 year career: Salsa, Pop, R&B, Brazilian MPB styles, Jazz, Calypso, African styles, Andean Folk, Bulgarian, Greek, Anglo Folk, Cabaret and music theatre.


Parissa was head of Vocal Studies at  Northern Rivers Conservatorium  1996 - 2000 & 2012 & Southern Cross University in 1996.  She remained on staff at SCU until 2007, after which she has put her energy into choirs, private tuition, recording, touring and performing.  She runs annual performance masterclasses for HSC students.


Parissa was an award winning student at SCU and has a BA in Contemporary Music, Voice major.  She is a full member of Australian National Teachers of Singing.


Parissa has many tools in her kit for maintaining ‘safe’voicing whilst encouraging students to express their whole range of sounds, as well as bringing whole body movement and play into the process.    


Lessons can help develop range, pitch, agility, volume, expression, harmony and aural skills, tone, phrasing and confidence. Strategies for managing Performance Anxiety developed.  Parissa teaches Belt and Mixed voice having success with both male and female students. 


As an experienced recording artist, Parissa knows the importance of finding the correct key and tempo for a singer to shine.

Classes are suitable for Beginners - Advanced singers of all ages.


Where:     Sunrise Beach, Byron Bay

*All lessons are recorded and given to the students as data onto their USB thumb drive to take home to practice with.

*A modern studio with recording facilities, PA and microphones available for instruction.

*Backing tracks - large catalogue available.

Call: 0421330766

The Full Force of the Wind

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