director at Vocalocity pty ltd
Amelia Nell is the owner and principal singing teacher at Vocalocity. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Institute of Music, Sydney, and a Certificate IV in Popular Music & Performance from JMC Academy, Sydney.
In addition to teaching private and group singing lessons, Amelia also has a great passion for choral directing, writing and arranging. Choirs and small vocal ensemble groups under her direction have achieved numerous successes in Eisteddfods and other competition settings including an exciting first place win for Vocalocity at the Australian National Eisteddfod in Canberra in 2017.
Amelia is committed to regularly updating her ongoing professional development in multiple areas concerning music education, voice science and vocal pedagogy, thereby enabling her to impart her knowledge of the latest industry standards and techniques to her students. She is involved with the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS) as a member of their NSW Committee as well as being their regional representative for the Blue Mountains.
She has been a vocal tutor for the Australian Girls Choir, the choir director and principal singing teacher at Katoomba High School from 2013 - 2016 where she established the eisteddfod-winning Vocal Program, and is currently the high school choir director at Blue Mountains Grammar School.
Amelia's holistic approach to singing teaching and choir directing ensures that her students learn in a positive, supportive, understanding and nurturing environment. She fosters the individuality of each singer, strives to instil a sense of confidence and wellbeing and encourages them to express themselves through creativity.
ANATS | CLASSICAL Workshop with Linda Barcan - Working with Languages and Emotion, 2017
AMEB | MUSICAL THEATRE Workshop with George Torbay (distinguished conductor, music educator, singing teacher, adjudicator, performer and director. Author of the Australian Music Examinations Board syllabus in Musical Theatre), 2016
ANATS NSW | SINGING TEACHING Back to Basics Workshop, 2016
AGC | CHORAL CONDUCTING WORKSHOP with The Australian Girls Choir, 2016
ANATS | NATIONAL CONFERENCE - 'Singing Futures: Pedagogies, Practices and the Digital Age' a 4-day event in Hobart, Tasmania, with Special Guest Presenters Professor Graham Welch (University College London) and Karen Jacobsen (The GPS Girl), 2015
ANATS QLD | I CAN SING IT! with Dr. Irene Bartlett (Senior Lecturer in Jazz, Griffith University QLD), 2015
ANATS NSW | SOUND ADVICE - Sound and Amplification in Live Performance Workshop, 2015
ESTILL | ESTILL Advanced Belting Course, Sydney University, 2014
ESTILL | COMPLETE ESTILL VOICE TRAINING: Levels 1 & 2, Sydney University, 2014
ANATS NSW | TEACHING YOUNG VOICES Seminar & Workshop (focusing on pedagogical approaches for different ages, managing transitioning male and female adolescent voices, repertoire choices and vocal development), 2014
JMC Academy | FROM STUDIO TO STAGE with Rick Price (award winning singer/songwriter), 2014
ICVT | THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VOICE TEACHERS (week-long conference of workshops, seminars and masterclasses with renowned voice professionals from all over the world), 2013
THROGA | Vocal Workshop with Richard Fink IV (world's leading online vocal coach, #1 best-selling author, first person in US history to be awarded a full-utility patent on a vocal training technique), 2013
ANATS | SEE, HEAR, DO Voices on Voice: Singing Teachers Forum, 2013
ANATS NSW | VOICE MATTERS World Voice Day with Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Dr. Daniel Novakovic, 2013
Vocal Alchemy | THE BROADWAY VOICE Workshop with Tim Smith (master vocal coach specialising in Musical Theatre. Musical Director of MAMMA MIA! Australian tour, Vocal Coach for THE LION KING Australia and China tour), 2013
Macquarie University | SING NOW! Workshop with Anne Peckham (Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA. Author of 'Vocal Workouts for the Contemporary Singer'), 2012