THE TEAM

ABOUT US
Elizabeth
Wight-Virgona
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IN SESSION STUDIOS is owned and operated by Elizabeth.  As a singer and performer in the entertainment industry for the past 10 years, Liz understands how imperative it is to have strong vocal and performance coaching. It is her aim to give students of all ages and abilities the opportunity to sing and perform with confidence and ease.

 

Liz has studied in the arts of singing, performance and piano, honing her craft, to become the experienced vocalist she is today.  She has studied many different styles and singing techniques with some of Australia’s greatest teachers including Ron Lees and Tania G. This mix of contemporary, classical and gospel techniques, has helped her to become a polished vocalist and allows her a broad spectrum of skills to share with her students.

Miriam
Gurvich

Miriam has worked as an In Session Studios team member since 2016. She specialises in teaching beginner singing, piano, guitar, ukulele and performance classes. With a background in primary school teaching, Miriam has used her skills to create lessons which are engaging, hands on, and enjoyable for students of all ages. Miriam finds teaching extremely rewarding and she feels lucky she can combine her two main passions, music and teaching, together.

 

“Often students at the beginning of their music journey can feel that learning an instrument is an unreachable goal. It’s something they’ve always wanted to do, but don’t think they can ever reach the point they want. But after having several lessons, they start to see that they are slowly achieving their goal whilst having fun and learning something new. They realise that by taking small steps each week and learning a new skill each lesson, their goal is achievable. I find that a very rewarding experience and take pride in helping all students reach their music goals.”

 

Miriam's love of music began at a young age. Throughout primary school, Miriam had piano and flute lessons and was a member of her school band. She also participated in several musicals. Later in high school Miriam began learning guitar and also honed her singing skills. 

 

More recently, Miriam has performed in a covers band, and also as a pianist and singer.

 

Miriam’s skills as an instrumentalist, singer and performer make her an ideal teacher for students interested in combining vocals with an instrument. Miriam is a very supportive and encouraging teacher whose love of music and teaching shines through. 

Shelby
Logue
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Shelby has always had a love and passion for music from a young age. She started learning in high school and has been playing music for 7 years. Through participating in Choir, local bands, busking, and throughout her University Diploma, her love for performing and songwriting has grown tremendously. Shelby takes great joy in helping others learn how to express themselves through music, and have music be like a friend they can always come back to. 

 

Whilst completing her Diploma of Songwriting, Shelby was able to expand into multiple instruments, and recording techniques in order to improve her songs and hear them fully realised. Hearing your song go from an idea to a finished piece is an extremely rewarding experience and helped her improve quicker as a musician. 

 

Over the past couple of years Shelby has developed a love for teaching, and a fascination with the way people learn. It is incredibly rewarding to develop different techniques that cater to specific learning styles. 

Shani
Wakefield
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Shani has been a member of the music industry for the past 8 years. Her love of music stems from childhood where she began singing in choirs at the age of 6. As a young adult she began touring with local and internationally known bands featuring a combination of fusion, soul, jazz and Motown style genres. Shani has a diploma in Contemporary Music Performance and has performed at numerous venues across Melbourne. 

Shani is intrigued by the wide range of vocal styles that can be found in her students. As a result, she has developed a number of methods to improve vocal technique, vocal confidence, expression and performance. She strives to empower students with the knowledge, confidence and ability to reach for their goals and to achieve their full potential whether it be vocally or instrumentally.

Dannii
Barrett
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With over 25 years of singing & stage experience, Dannii understands what it takes to captivate and hold the attention of an audience. Imparting her valuable insight along to her students, while providing them with support and encouragement to pursue their own musical career, brings a smile to her face and to her students!

 

Dannii first stepped out on stage at 18, providing lead vocals for a number of local cover bands. The desire to master her vocal instrument led Dannii to undertake years of intensive training in both classical and modern vocal technique. Dannii performs regularly around Melbourne as the lead vocalist for a number of successful music acts.

JOIN US

Here at In Session Studios we are always looking to expand and grow our team...

 

If you have any interest in teaching, sharing your knowledge and the joy of the arts with others, then get in touch! If you are unsure whether or not you are qualified, send us an email anyway. If you are unsure whether or not our hours will suit you, contact us anyway! It never hurts to put your name out there! We are a friendly, family focused small business always looking for committed, realiable individuals to join our team! 

CONTACT: Elizabeth

PHONE: 0410 895 512

EMAIL: info@insessionstudios.com