Marisa believes every singer is unique and lessons are structured around the individual needs of the student in a one on one lesson scenario. Her specialisation is across a broad range of contemporary commercial music (CCM) styles, which includes pop, rock, rhythm and blues (R&B), metal, Indi, country, rap, funk, and musical theatre. Regardless of the student’s musical preference, the approaches that Marisa employs are designed to produce an authentic vocal sound specific to style.
Marisa’s private studio has an eclectic student base, attracting students who are mostly professional or making the transition from the studio into the professional world. Whether Marisa is working with vocalists who are writing and recording their own original music or singing covers, her teaching is dedicated to the development of technique, vocal health and performance elements, employing a non-judgemental student focused approach, with the objective of creating a sustainable and proficient sound. Students are instructed in basic voice management, and specific style-based techniques while exploring elements of style building on existing vocal strengths. Marisa’s works with her students to produce a professional level of performance in order to meet demand scenarios, typical of today’s music markets.