Marisa has been commercially active in the contemporary commercial music (CCM) industry for over 45 years as an award-winning vocalist, singing teacher, voice researcher and industry mentor. Marisa is presently employed as a voice teacher in the Bachelor of Music (Popular Music) at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School. In 2019, she was awarded a PhD based on her investigation into the emerging field of contemporary commercial music (CCM) singing voice pedagogy. As a result of her research, Marisa has identified a foundational pedagogical framework for the training of CCM singing voice and the findings of this study have been presented at conferences including ICVT in Stockholm, The Voice Foundation’s Care of Professional Voice Symposium, in Philadelphia, PEVOC, in Florence, and Copenhagen and ANATS National Conference, in Hobart and Leura. Marisa has co-written an article which was published in the Journal of Singing for Jan/Feb 2020 and has an academic textbook scheduled for publication in late 2020. Many of Marisa’s students have enjoyed national and international acclaim as professional performers and as singing teachers with successful teaching careers.