“a wonderful fulfilling, great special angel of a teacher ”
— Rina Lois Genis
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 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.
Parissa is registered for the Creative Kids Voucher.
Sunrise Beach, Byron Bay - Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons and Thursdays.
Xavier Catholic College - Tuesday mornings
St Johns College Woodlawn - Wednesday mornings
*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 10 - 80 yrs
* From 2020 classes are $78 per hour
“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
Parissa holds a Bachelor of Arts (Contemporary Music) SCU, Voice Major. She was awarded the Casino Centenary Award for Best Academic Performance ‘91–95.
Past lecturer SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY (10 years) and NORTHERN RIVERS CONSERVATORIUM (5 years).
She completed a VETAB Certificate IV Trainer & Assessor program thru NRCAC & ACE, Lismore, NSW 2000. Parissa is a full member of the prestigious Australian National Teachers of Singing Association and attends regular professional development workshops throughout the year.
Parissa has been leading local & festival choirs and singing workshops, since 1995 and is a very experienced voice coach, having lectured in Contemporary Voice at Southern Cross University 1996 -2007 and Northern Rivers Conservatorium from 1995 -2000 & 2012. For 10 years Parissa was part of the HSC Music Camp weekend program for North Coast Music Teachers Association, specialising in Vocal Performance Masterclasses.
Parissa is a CCM, Contemporary, singing coach. Her forte is improving vocal performance, microphone technique and communication skills, whilst maintaining ‘safe voicing’ and her latest focus has been on developing Performance Confidence strategies.
Parissa maintains a vibrant private teaching studio, where she teaches students from 10 – 80 years of age.
Lessons can help develop range, pitch, agility, volume, expression, harmony and aural skills, tone, phrasing and confidence. She can teach Belt and Mix voice and has success with both male and female students. A large suite of backing tracks are on hand.
Parissa has toured the world, performing at top venues and festivals with The Hottentots, with whom she has recorded 6 multi award winning albums, the last 2 released by famous German audiofile label, Stockfisch Records. Her debut solo CD won Dolphin Music Awards for Song of the Year, Best Jazz, and Best World Music in both 2012 & 2013. Parissa’s extensive recording experience can really help budding recording artists and song writers.
Parissa currently sings with her own Jazz trio, also with Jazz pianist Sean Mackenzie, Folk act The Hottentots, James Ross and top Sydney musicians.