Elisa James M.Mus., Th.M.

  • Masters Degree in Vocal Pedagogy ( Qld Conservatorium )
  • B.Sc.
  • Th.M.
  • EVTS (Estill VoiceTraining System Level 1)

Elisa James Holistic Voice and Performance Coach: For Singers, Actors and Speakers.

  • Contemporary Singing for teens and above
  • Vocal Performance for speakers, singers and actors
  • On Camera Presentation Skills for business owners
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for business
  • Voice Over Skills for Actors and singers
  • Musical Theatre Audition Preparation
  • Audition Preparation for singers and actors
  • Youtube and Video Marketing for Business Owners

Elisa coaches people all over the world via Zoom and also in person in her Newtown studio for a few select clients only Tuesdays - Thursday's.

Elisa James is a professional entertainer and qualified holistic voice coach from Sydney who started her career as a triple threat (singer-dancer-actor) touring with professional theatre shows around Australia from the age of 15.

Elisa sang mostly in Australia for the first 15 years in bands, Cabaret, on TV Shows, Films, Commercials and as a regular Studio Session Singer until she signed a recording contract and moved to Europe in 1995.

Elisa then spent the next decade touring, recording and performing all over Europe and had multiple pop songs in the European Top 100 Charts singing both lead and BV's for famous pop recording artists such as EMI & BMG records - Alice DJ, Twenty4Seven, The Robertson Brothers, Radio Freedom and more.

After the pop years were over, she then took to the seas and performed as a headline entertainer on European and American luxury cruise ships for another 7 years - while based out of Amsterdam- travelling to almost every country in the world with her MD by her side.

After sailing in and out of the US for a few years, she was headhunted by a Theatre Promotor and brought to live and work in the USA for another 7 years, touring with her One Woman Theatre Show: Baroness Elisa: Great Ladies of Song.

Elisa retired from Show Biz in 2014 and moved back to Australia to open her own voice coaching studio in Newtown.

She now teaches Singing, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills to adults and teens, plus coaches big Corporations in Presentation Skills as well. One of her passions is teaching On- Camera skills for business owners.
She coaches on-camera confidence and on-camera performance for adults and also teaches Youtube Mastery for brand visibility.

Her first love is singing and performing though, so takes on a few talented and committed young performers each semester to train them in correct contemporary voice techniques and performance skills.

Elisa works with Actors, Speakers and Singers alike, she helps actors hone their singing skills for stage and studio. She also teaches Voice-Over Skills to actors & speakers who want to break into the VO business. (singing, acting and speaking)

Elisa has been regarded as an expert voice coach for many celebrities both in Australia and America and has a very popular Youtube channel - Called The Voice of Confidence TV.
As a Youtube expert, she helps performers and business owners gain more visibility by growing their Youtube channel FAST!

Elisa has a myriad of certificates and degrees to back up her 35+ year experience in the Entertainment Industry:

  • EVTS Levels 1 & 2 : Estill Voice Training System (Voice Physiology)
  • Bachelor Degree in Holistic Nutrition ( USA)
  • Masters Degree in Holistic Health and Counseling (USA)
  • Masters Degree in Vocal Pedagogy (the science of teaching voice and performance) (Brisbane Conservatorium AUS)
  • Fitness trainer certificate (AUS)
  • AMEB Classical Singing Levels 1 - 7

"Becoming a proficient and confident singer and performer involves SO MUCH MORE than just talent or good technique.

I teach from a complete Holistic Perspective taking into account mental, physical and emotional aspects of voice and sound production. That is why I developed the Elisa James HAPS program. The Holistic Approach to Public Speaking and Singing"

Details last updated: February 3, 2023