In order to have a place with Natasha, you need to audition or be in year 11 or 12 and studying music for the HSC.
Natasha Cupitt is one of the most highly regarded voice coaches on the North Shore. She is also a performer, adjudicator, and an accomplished choral conductor. Natasha recently was one of the five Australian jury members selected to judge the highly acclaimed international competition, Eurovision. In 2015 she also judged Eurovision Kids. Natasha has trained extensively with various coaches from the Conservatorium Of Music as well as speech pathologists who have given her a thorough understanding of the mechanics of the voice.
Natasha is a voice coach and has trained soloists who have performed for The Voice, The Voice Kids, and many featured artists from The School’s Spectacular. As a performer, Natasha has sung everything from the lead role in a Menotti Opera to a jazz performance at the Melbourne State of Origin. In 2017 Natasha performed solo at The Sydney Opera House for the Singing at The House Festival. She performs regularly at corporate events with her soul band, Superstitious, and with the Ella Red Jazz Trio.
As a conductor, Natasha has worked extensively with The Arts Unit, conducting at many large festivals including at the Sydney Opera House where she has conducted many choirs of over 700 voices. She is also the conductor of the 60 voice Hummingsong choir, Iluka Women’s A Cappella.
In previous years Natasha took different choirs such as being the guest choral conductor for the
Riverina Choral festival and working with the Department of Education’s State School Singers. Natasha was choral director at Ku-Ring-Gai Creative Arts High School where she took the Nova Vocal program which involved taking master classes for over fifty talented singers.
From 2005-2011 Natasha was the founder and musical director of The Brightsparks Singing and Drama school. This involved creating the singing curriculum for classes all over Sydney and teaching the singing teachers how to teach and work with primary aged children. Natasha is a coach for the Arts Unit’s exclusive Solo Vocal Camp working with highly talented performers who were auditioned from all over NSW.
"Natasha helped me not only with my solo voice but also my technical musical skills in general which aided me in getting a Band 6 for HSC. Not only that I continued singing into University by joining the Macquarie University Acappella Society. Even though I didn't pursue a career in music I still use the skills and advice imparted to me by Natasha. So much so, that I am now the Music Director of a new acappella group in the society and this would not have been possible without the lessons I took throughout my high school experience. The support I received from Natasha gave me the confidence in my voice and knowledge I needed to continue my music journey." Jessica Holland
Tash completely turned my singing around. I started with her about a year and a half ago and I went from being too scared to sing even in a group to getting one of the leads in my school musical. She not only has given me incredible technical tools but has also transformed my confidence levels. I am so thankful for her constant encouragement, lovely chats and incredible teaching. A week always seems too long to wait for my lessons :)) Chloe Martin
“Jennifer Mackenzie is a current Year 12 student of Glen Innes High School. With HSC on the horizon, Jennifer believes getting vocal lessons from Natasha is what she needs to prepare polished her vocals on song choices Natasha has also helped her picked. There’s 761 km from Glen Innes to Seaforth NSW - Jennifer travels an average of 11hrs (one way) to get to the studio. Jennifer always looks forwards to the schedules that she has with Natasha and after every lesson, she’s very happy (as a mother, it is important to me that my daughter is happy). Jennifer has noticed tremendous improvement on her vocal technique – many thanks Natasha! You are fabulously- amazing!!!” – Ellen Mackenzie
My confidence, technique and enjoyment of singing has grown so much in the 4 (or 5??) years Natasha has taught me. I am constantly challenged to try new styles and repetoire and go beyond what I have before which has been incredibly rewarding. Taila White
I started singing as a child in a church choir many many years ago. Whilst I didn’t have any formal singing training during this time my voice developed a very choral sound.
Tash has patiently worked with me to produce a stronger more rounded singing voice. Tash explains the purpose of each signing exercise and what type of sound you are trying to achieve.
I can’t speak more highly of Natasha. Leili has learnt so much in such a short space of time, especially in technique and controlling and projecting her voice. Natasha has a lovely nurturing demeanour and encourages Leili to be the best that she can be, stretching her beyond her comfort zone in learning new songs and genres of music. Music is Leili’s big passion, and we are so lucky to have found a teacher who will help foster that love for her and help build her confidence in her ability, opening up opportunities along the way. Her singing lessons are the highlight of her week, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. Thank you Tash.
Natasha was my first singing teacher when I first started lessons in year 8 in high school. I continued to see Natasha for singing right up until I started my Bachelor of Music at the Australian Institute of Music. Natasha taught me great vocal technique, performance skills, aural & also theory. It was because of Natasha that I felt inspired to also become a singing teacher. She has also helped me with starting my singing teaching business. Natasha has a positive & friendly nature and is very knowledgeable in everything to do with the voice & performing. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to start singing lessons. Angela Galea
Days that Emily teaches at the studios: Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
In 2020 Emily was accepted out of hundreds of auditionees into The NSW Department of Education's Talent Development Project Music Theatre stream. Here she has been coached by and studied with many professionals in the industry such as Peter Cousins and many more.
Also in 2020 Emily received the very high mark of 96 in her HSC Music Exam at Mackellar Girls High School.
Emily has had a huge amount of experience in musical theatre training in various theatre companies. She had lead roles in productions of “Mary Poppins” (2019), “Beauty and the Beast” (2018), and “Honk” (2017). Emily has also performed lead roles in Hairspray (2016), Rent (2017), Legally Blonde (2018), Happily Never After (2019).
Emily is a brilliant song writer having had four songs that she wrote selected to be recorded at a recording studio for Kool Skools in 2017 and 2018. As part of this competition, she won a special achievement award for being an “Outstanding Singer-Songwriter."
Emily has a vast amount of choral and ensemble singing experience where she has been selected to perform in small elite ensembles including as a soloist. Emily was also selected to be in Stage Artz selective vocal group which performed at various charity events. In 2017 she also performed solo at the Manly Christmas Carols.
In 2018 Emily was in the ensemble for “Grease The Arena Experience at Qudos Bank Arena. In the same year, Emily was selected out of hundreds of auditionees to be part of the very exclusive Schools Spectacular microphoned core choir.
Last year, Emily was accepted into the very prestigious Talent Development Program. Hundreds of singers from all over NSW audition for this and very few are accepted. It is a program full of coaching’s and masterclasses from industry professionals. This has given her training and knowledge well beyond her years.
Previous to lessons with Natasha Cupitt, Emily had private singing lessons with Margi Coen at Sydney Vocal Arts Centre.
Emily has placed in many Eisteddfods and competitions since a young age including being a finalist for Sydney Eisteddfod Singer of the Year 2018.
Emily has been accepted into the very competitive Department Of Education’s Solo Vocal Camp for gifted and talented singers. This camp is incredibly hard to get into and she has been accepted three years running.
Emily is a talented musician with not only training in singing, but also in piano and clarinet. She has studied piano for 11 years and the clarinet for four. She can also play the guitar, drums, and ukulele!
"Shona loves coming to her lessons with Emily every Saturday. Her voice has become so much more confident and clear. I couldn't believe that only after one term of singing lessons Shona felt confident to get up and perform at the end of year concert. I just couldn't believe that it was her up there! Thanks for all of your hard work Emily. Shona is your biggest fan!"
"We are so happy that Emily teaches our Ruby. She is such a wonderful role model and is so caring and kind. Ruby was very nervous about having one on one lessons at first but now she can't wait to get there! Emily has really brought her out of her shell and she is also much more in tune now which is a bonus!"
"Thank you for all of your hard work with Flynn this year Emily. The songs that you have found for him are so much better than the ones he wanted to do originally and now he loves these songs even more! I can't believe how much better he sounds after only a year."
Ayşe has had vast amount of performance and teaching experience. She is very passionate about teaching young musicians the vocal foundations that she learned in opera and applying them to all styles of music including pop, musical theatre, jazz, rock and much more.
Aside from teaching at these studios, she is currently a voice lecturer at Excelsia College and runs her own studio at Western Sydney.
Days that Ayse teaches at the studios: Wednesdays
Having studied internationally and at the highest level, Ayse's knowledge on the voice is extraordinary.
Ayse studied at Wollongong University (Bachelor Degree majoring in Voice), Royal College of Music London (Post Graduate degree majoring in Voice), Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Opera Diploma) and was an adjunct member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Brisbane born soprano, Ayse performs regularly at the Sydney Opera House and is a soloist with the Symphony Orchestras of Sydney, Queensland, Melbourne, Adelaide, West Australia, and with the Australian Haydn Ensemble. She has also recently performed with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Steel City Strings Orchestra and the Bourbaki Ensemble.
Ayşe has performed in USA, Germany, France, Ireland, India, Japan, Turkey, England, Scotland, Wales, Cyprus and Morocco. She has performed with Opera Australia, Turkish State Opera and Opera Queensland. She was a guest artist in many festivals, including the Aldeburgh Festival (UK), Mersin International Music Festival (Turkey) and Sydney Festival.
Ayşe has won many competitions and awards around the world. Some of these include, the Australian Singing Competition, Metropolitan Opera Award (New York), Queens Trust for Young Australians, Symphony Australia’s Young Performers Award (Vocal Category), Countess of Munster (UK) and the Sonderpreis der Loreley- Festspiele at the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition (Germany).
Days that Erin teaches at the studios: Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Erin is an inspiring and highly skilled contemporary singer and songwriter. As a singer, Erin is the lead singer of the band, The Risky Biscuits, who have performed at renowned venues such as The Factory Theatre, The Lair and the Metro Theatre. Other venues that she has performed at include Henry's Rooftop, The Annandale Hotel, and The Enmore Theatre, Manly Corso as well as at various private functions. Erin also represents as a promotional performer for The Australian Institute of Music for expos, school presentations and functions. While in high school, Erin won many competitions and eisteddfods including the Kool School's Best Female Vocalist. Erin is a pro in the recording studio having recorded her own songs as well as being requested by other song writers to come in and 'lay down some tracks'. Some of the signed producers that Erin has worked with include Bajillionare, Thrills, Hvwks, and Wildlyf.
As a songwriter, Erin won the Kool Schools song writing competition three years consecutively from 2013-2015. She was also a finalist in the Emergenza songwriting competition where she performed her compositions at the Encore Theatre. Erin is currently working as a top line writer and vocal performer for producers nationally. Her most successful song to date has reached over 1 million plays in total over social networks such as Spotify, Soundcloud, iTunes and You Tube.
Erin was a student of Natasha Cupitt’s for five years and achieved a band 6 for her music performance in the HSC. She is an accomplished guitarist and is happy to help anyone who wishes to put their voice and guitar skills together. Erin is warm, friendly, and passionate about teaching children and teenagers and loves watching their skills develop and improve.
My nine and seven year old daughters have individual lessons with Erin each week. To say that they adore Erin and look forward to these sessions would be a huge understatement. The lessons are packed with information, technique, encouragement and so much fun. Erin is very knowledgeable, a talented teacher and an all round lovely person.
Since starting their lessons, both of the girls have seen improvements in their singing as well as their confidence. The individual advice and focus that they get during the lessons with Erin has helped them beyond measure and has really moved them to step up in their own performances and also in their choirs too.
My oldest daughter was recently selected for a place in a performing choir which was very competitive and I have no doubt that Erin's lesson assisted her in this success.
Erin is a natural with children and we often hear laughter in amongst the singing during lesson time.
We would all highly recommend Erin as a singing tutor for anyone who wants to see huge improvements while having a whole lot of fun. Meg Garrido
Thank you for being the best singing teacher in the world. You have helped me to be an amazing singer. Thank you for staying late when filming our School Spectacular audition. Violet and Jasmine Milne aged 9 and 7 years
Elisha Keen's experience, education and knowledge is vast. She has Bachelor of Music majoring in voice from UNSW (1st class honours), and a Master of Speech Pathology from Sydney University.
Elisha has years of teaching experience having taught at Natasha Cupitt Studios before she had her two lovely children and has taught people of all ages from 3 years to adults at Australian Music Schools (2007 - current).
Elisha's passion is teaching singing but she has also taught music theory, aural skills, solfege singing, piano, and ensemble playing.
Elisha is a brilliant performer. In her most recent performing outfit, Elisha brought together the a cappella group Temper, who took out the titles of Open band Champions and Overall Champions at the 2017 AUSACA awards held in Melbourne.
In earlier years she Elisha wrote and recorded an EP, and gigged all around Sydney performing her original material. She also lead the Australian National Anthem to welcome home the Australian Sailing Team from the Rio Olympics (2016), she has performed on TV series Rake, as well as having performed solo with Soulfood Acapella at The Basement and other establishments.
Elisha is a brilliant arranger for voice and has arranged many songs for various choirs including Souldfood A Capella and Hummingsong Choirs.
She has also been a choral conductor of various adult choirs and vocal groups. Elisha has also recorded many difficult vocal tracks for Hummingsong Community Choirs.
Being lovely to all of our parents and students!
A wonderful asset to Natasha Cupitt Studios as she helps with all of the administrative side of things so that we teachers can concentrate on teaching!
Megan came to Australia from South Africa twenty three years ago. She is a mum to two busy kids and two fur babies. Megan has a family with zero singing talent but they all have a love of dancing and singing badly!!! Megan loves to be organized. Her background is in accounts and training. Previously she worked at the Millenium Dome for Y2K, The Arts Council (overlooking Buckingham Palace) and in the Shell Building on the Southbank, with a view of the London Eye. Megan loves working with Natasha and her teachers at the Studio!
Professional ball retriever
Gives students a cuddle if they're feeling stressed.
Doesn't judge if you are out of tune, have forgotten your water bottle or haven't learnt your words.
Always looks cute.
Operates as a door bell when your teacher doesn't know that you're at the door.
Puppy school for six weeks.
Has sat in on over a thousand lessons so knows quite a lot about singing.
Can sit, stay, drop and shake and will stop jumping up if you say 'off'.
Knows what the words 'no', 'ball' and 'chicken' mean.