The Melbourne Academy of Performing Arts MAPA has recently opened in Spotswood.
The Music and Drama Faculty is the home of holistic Music and Drama education at all levels.
Our new facility is state of the art with 14 rooms dedicated to Performing Arts Education.
Group and Individual Classes are available for Singing and Drama.
Instrumental classes are private only.
Our teachers focus on giving you the skills and confidence to be the best version of you that you can be.
Our Singing teachers are the best in the business.
Susie Ahern is the Director of Music and Drama. She has coached some of Australia’s best singers including Idol winners Guy Sebastian and Natalie Gauci. She is highly regarded as a session vocalist and has toured with artists such as John Farnham, Kylie Minogue, and Anthony Callea. Susie can be heard on albums with Renee Geyer, David Hobson and the Badloves. She is also currently working on an EDM project with Kiyomi Vella. Susie has coached singers on many TV shows including Australian Idol, It Takes Two, The X Factor, The Voice and Starstruck.
Anthony Monea is our career development specialist, he has recently recorded in New York with Grammy Award Winning Producer, Commissioner Gordon (The Miseducation of Lauren Hill, Amy Winehouse) He specialises in a confident approach to singing with solid technique. He also works with emerging songwriters and assists budding artists with branding, marketing and social media.
Bec Jamieson is our Speech pathologist as well as Teen vocal specialist. Bec also works with professional singers using vocal unloading massage to resolve tension issues. Bec also teaches VCE Contemporary Voice.
Lucie Mulov is our youth specialist. Lucie takes our group vocals for the Under 9’s and specialises in a confident approach to performance technique with a big emphasis on posture and breathing, all in a fun environment.
Jimmy Stevenson is our Rock Vocal specialist. He sings with Post Melodic Hardcore band, Acrasia. Jimmy specialises in current sounds and works with many performing vocalists.
Lisa Maxwell is our VCE Specialist working with Singers to take them through Units 1-4. Solo Contemporary Popular Voice, Music Investigation (with a vocal focus area), Group Music and also VET Performance. Lisa also works with our pre-teen group singing classes.
Kayla Borg is our Mini’s Specialist. She focuses on the under 5’s with our specialist designed MAPA Mini’s program. The program works towards building strong technique for singing and dancing with fun songs that the littlies love!
Our Instrumental teachers are all professional musicians with a passion for education. If you have a passion for an instrument we can find you a teacher!
Piano: Duncan Kinnell
Guitar: Bradley Green
These details were last updated on September 16, 2015