“a wonderful fulfilling, great special angel of a teacher ”
— Rina Lois Genis
“Parissa is a musician of world class standard. She also contributes to the performance, development, tuition and inspiration aspects of the music industry with excellence and grace. Year first hired: 2010 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert.”
— Joe Landers, Kyogle High School Music Teacher
Apart from being an excellent performer, recording artist, songwriter & singer, Parissa has an innate ability for teaching. Her hallmark generosity onstage extends to her students. She has over 25 years experience as a voice coach and has taught at Universities, Conservatorium's & high schools and is a full member of ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing), receiving regular professional development.
In 2021 Parissa completed both Level 1, Somatic Voicework TM training with the highly acclaimed teacher, Jeannie LoVetri, in NYC and a Diploma in Music Production at SAE Byron Bay, with High Distinctions. She is now regularly recording her singing students.
Her many songwriting awards, makes Parissa an excellent vocal coach for the budding songwriter, as she can help with all aspects of song development and music production
Parissa's extensive choir leader experience can also help people if they want to learn to sing harmonies.
Parissa is registered for the Creative Kids Voucher.
Sunrise Beach, Byron Bay - Tuesday & Wednesdays
*All lessons are recorded on your smart device.
*A modern studio with recording facilities, PA and microphones available for instruction.
*Backing tracks - large catalogue available.
* Classes are suitable for Beginners - Advanced singers from 8 - 80 yrs
* From 2022 classes are $85 per hour
IN CLASS - STUDENT RECORDINGS
One of my great joys is to hear my students voices, and see their confidence, blossom before my eyes.
I am so happy to now be offering full recording facilities as part of regular class activities. Once a student feels confident with a song that they have spent months mastering, I offer to record them. This not only helps them to overcome performance anxiety, to hear how good they really sound, and to demystify the recording studio process, but the results can be shared with family and friends or used as a demo to get gigs.
Here are a couple of student examples recorded this year.
Here is Jan singing a lovely version of, 'Your Heart is as Black as Night' by Melody Gardot