Our Singing Teachers In Sydney

Christian Lo Russo

Christian Lo Russo has earned gold and platinum records, ARIA nominations and Australian and international chart and radio success.

Christian is one of the principal songwriters and lead vocalist for band Amy Meredith who signed to Sony Records and Sony ATV Publishing. Their second single ‘Lying’ from the debut album ‘Restless’ went platinum and became one of the most played Australian works on radio that year. Amy Meredith toured Australia playing Big Day Out. They have supported Good Charlotte, Jessie J, The Bravery, and Cobra Starship along with their own sold out headline tours.

In the last two years, Christian has focused largely on songwriting and artist development, including assisting in the early development of ARIA award winning band, 5 Seconds of Summer. Christian worked with the band for 8 months advancing their vocal performance and preparing them for recording and touring. Christian co-wrote the tracks ‘Beside You’ and ‘Unpredictable’, which feature on the band’s EP and debut album (over 2 million copies sold worldwide). Christian co-wrote ’The Best Part’ with Taylor Henderson (X Factor) off his 2014 release Burnt Letters which charted at #1 ARIA charts and is certified gold. Christian also co-wrote Dami Im (X Factor) ‘Heart So Dry’ and ‘Speak Up’ off the 2014 release Heart Beats which reached top ten on the ARIA chart and top 50 on the South Korean charts.

Christian has worked with some of the world’s best songwriters and producers Including Sam Hollander (One Direction, Katy Perry) John Feldmann (Good Charlotte, The Used, The Veronicas) & Rich Costey (The Wombats, Foster the People, Muse).

Other artists Christian has written with include: Jessica Mauboy, Good Charlotte, Hot Chelle Rae, The Veronicas, Ivy levan Illy, Delta Goodrem, Jarryd James & Timomatic, Cxloe, Kita Alexander, Sakr and most Recently MAYA, who he discovered through when she walked through the doors of the Artist Studio.



Roberto De Sa

Roberto De Sa (Robby) Is a South African born Songwriter / Producer and guitarist based between Australia and the UK. As a guitarist, Robby has performed with many international acts such as : Enrique Iglesias / Ill divo / Westlife / Brian McFadden and Tina Arena to name a few. Robby has had the oppourtunity to work with many established Artists, Writers and Producers including :

  • Joel Little (Grammy Award winning producer - Lorde)
  • Alex Hope (Troye Sivan)
  • Pamela Shayne (Christina Aguilera ‘Genie in a Bottle’)
  • Lazonate Franklin (Lady Gaga/ Beyonce)
  • Timomatic (Australia’s Got Talent)
  • Emma Birdsall (The Voice Australia)
  • Taylor Henderson (X-Factor Australia)
  • 5 Seconds of Summer (Australian Rock Band)
  • Dami Im ( Xfactor / Eurovision)
  • Tina Arena (ARIA Award and World Music Award Winner)

Recently Robby has co-written, produced and mixed songs that have been released for artists including Tina Arena / Stan Walker / Taylor Henderson / Dami Im and Joe Moore.


Erin Marshall

Erin Marshall is a Sydney born songwriter and vocalist with over 10 years of experience within the music industry.

She began fronting bands as a lead singer straight out of school, then followed a natural progression into vocal session and voice over work. By 19 years of age, she landed a contract with children’s television show Hi-5 with the original cast, touring the world as a puppeteer and swing performer.

Upon returning home she began touring as the support act for Angus and Julia Stone and Newton Faulkner performing her own original material. She has also provided back up vocals to artists such as Delta Goodrem and the voice winner Karise Eden.

She’s performed at Splendour in the Grass as a featured vocalist, and this year has been touring alongside one of Triple J’s favourite bands, Art vs Science along with fellow Artist KLP.

In between performing her own shows, Erin is currently one of Sydney’s ‘go to’ top liners. She has written and performed on multiple tracks that have reached top 10 on the ARIA Club Charts via labels Sweat it Out, Sony, Ministry of Sound, One Love, Vicious Bitch, Nurvous Records, Neon, Of Leisure, Central Station and Armada.

She recently returned home from writing camps ‘The Bali Song Invitational’, ’50 songs in 5 days’ and ‘Songhubs Sydney’ where she collaborated with some of the biggest writers across the globe.

She loves working and writing with new talent and nurturing the parts of each individual that are unique..


Bianca

Bianca is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter based in Sydney. Writing and performing for over 10 years, she was a graduate of the Talent Development Project in 2011 and was signed as part of the duo “Max & Bianca” to Sony music Australia from 2012-2015.

Since venturing out on her own at the end of 2015, she has written and featured on many Australian and international releases including “Breaking me down” – Jennifer Lopez (Performed at the iHeartRadio Awards 2015), “Obsessed” – Joel Fletcher, “Take it All” – Tom Bull and “On the Run – Tyron Hapi” to name a few.

She continues to feature and write for more artists both locally and overseas and is also preparing her own music to be released in 2017.


Toby

Artist, producer and songwriter Toby Chew Lee is a Sydney based musician and multi instrumentalist with a unique sound palette that has helped shapes his signature sound. Having started off playing in numerous band Tony shifted his focus to music production and mix engineering which has now secured him a solid foothold in the Australian music scene as a sought after producer and writer for artists, management and labels such as Universal Music Australia and Sony ATV Publishing

Currently working as a producer and songwriter with Universal Music Australia Toby already has a slew of releases under his belt including names such as Tina Arena, Alfie Arcuri, The Voice, Eurovision Jnrs just to name a few. Toby has worked closely with numerous labels to bring their artists' projects to fruition through carefully curated production including Island Records, Neon Records and Majestic Casual.

Toby has found success through his own musical releases with his project MOZA which has over 23 Million Streams on Spotify alone. Working his his partner Cam Nacson on these projects the two have written with a plethora of Australian dance music acts such as L-Fresh The Lion, Kilter, Austen, Just a Gent and GRMM.

With such a diverse body of work to his name Toby's production cannot be put into a singular category. His ability to create multiple genres of music has added to his demand as well as his attention to detail working closely with artist to bring their projects to fruition.


Andy Hopkins

As a talented vocalist, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and mixing engineer, Andy Hopkins is a creative enigma. Beginning on the piano at the age of 3, he quickly fell in love with all things music; but it wasn’t until he stumbled upon his fathers guitar at age 10 that he found his calling, and began writing and singing his own songs.

He went on to receive a scholarship at John Curtin College of the Arts, studied audio engineering at SAE, and later a bachelor of jazz performance at the prestigious WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), all the while running his own music school. He wrote 100’s of songs in his late teens, and played in several bands - one of which, hiphop group UpnUp, found significant success, supporting the likes of Macklemore.

THowever, it wasn’t until 2014, when he released his first single ‘I Wish (You Were Mine)’, that his name became known the world over. The single has since been streamed over 5 million times, and gained him a devoted following. In 2018, he began writing and producing for other artists, eventually capturing the attention of Universal and making the the move to Sydney


Thom Crawford

Thom Crawford is an Australian alternative music singer and songwriter. He has worked and collaborated with acts both at home and abroad. He has toured in support of Matt Corby, Icehouse, Lanie Lane, Thundamentals, Hilltop Hoods and Ian Moss. He has written with fellow songwriters: Sacha Skarbek, Joanne Perica, David Ryan Harris Jon Hume and Paul Herman.

Crawford received a long-list nomination, one of 75, for Best Original Song Oscar for his track, "Bones", which was used in the documentary film, For No Good Reason (2012).[1] "Bones" is co-written with American songwriter, Perica.[1]He is the featured singer on Australian hip-hop artists, Thundamentals' single, "Something I Said" (February 2014), which peaked in the ARIA Singles Chart top 100.[2] Thom landed two placements on the acclaimed solo album from Thundamentals frontman Tuka, a feature on emerging producer Benson’s single ‘Hollow’ in September 2015, which reached No. 6 on the ARIA Club Tracks chart. More recently Dylan Joels 'Wet Clothes' and picking up an APRA award long-list nomination for John Butler's single 'Home'. Since then Thom has been working on his debut record scheduled for release sometime in 2019


Erin Clare

Erin Clare is an accomplished actor, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She performs regularly in Sydney venues, alongside vocal and performance coaching across the state. She is thrilled to be returning to the Hayes after appearing in High Fidelity as Marie Lasalle in 2017.

Erin was awarded a full scholarship to attend LA SALLE College of the Arts where she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours in Musical Theatre. During her time in Singapore, Erin had leading roles in The Spitfire Grill and Gypsy and toured South East Asia and Dubai.

Since returning to Australia, Erin has played the title role in Snow White Winter Family Musical alongside Magda Szubanski, directed by Bonnie Lythgoe at the State Theatre. In 2015 she performed the leading role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera directed by Neil Gooding, and Heather McNamara in the Australian premiere of Heathers the Musical and subsequent tour, presented by Showqueen Productions and directed by Trevor Ashley.

Erin starred as the leading role of Scaramouche in GFO's production of We Will Rock You to critical acclaim, touring nationally with the production directed by Ben Elton. Erin was given the opportunity to sing the National anthem at the 2016 Golden Slipper and State of Origin at ANZ stadium, reaching millions of viewers in Australia and internationally.

Most recently, she performed in American Idiot as Alysha for Shake & Stir Theatre Company, and We Will Rock You as Scaramouche for PeeWee Productions. In 2018 Erin recorded and released her Debut EP 'Emotionally Available' under the name 'Everie' and is spending the better part of 2019 writing in preparation for her next release

Erin is currently starting in the critically acclaimed Australian Premiere of American Psycho at the Hayes Theatre


Bobby Gray

Bobby Grey is a Sydney DJ and Producer.

Co-writer and creator amongst the fringes of the emerging electronic universe, BBG moonlights in the clubs of Sydney with infectious energy and unwavering dance floor devotion from behind the DJ booth.