OUR TEACHERS

 
 

HAYLEY MILANO

Head Teacher / Founder


Hayley Milano, daughter of a song writing musician Father and a yoga teacher Mother with a passion for animals, it was inevitable her life would encompass music with a spiritual, grounding touch.

Classically trained in the Belcanto technique, musical theatre and classical music singing has been Hayley’s only passion. Moving to Sydney from a small North Coast town in NSW she wanted to pursue her musical career full steam ahead gaining as much experience in the Arts as possible. Accepted into acting school within days of arrival Hayley trained diligently receiving Honours in her Stage Performance Degree. This was followed closely with ED5 Dance School majoring in Singing and Stage Performance.

On completion Hayley was scooped up by none other than Manager Marcelo Gabriotto - and landed a gig working alongside Rockafella’s! Here, Hayley performed in her own stage show and was a Guest Performer with many well-known cover bands touring Australia. Her experience and reputation meant she was requested to perform at high profile corporate events and shows.

Hayley’s career has had her performing in support of Ricki Lee, working with Samuel and Michele Vincent, Jamie Lindsey to name but a few. After too many late nights and an erratic work schedule Hayley grabbed the opportunity to balance life and pass on her substantial musical and singing knowledge, hence started Singing Sydney in 2015. The Singing School took off and has been wildly successful. The dedicated Teachers not only help students learn how to sing but also find their individual niche in music. Some students want to find the confidence to perform in front of an audience and use a stage to its full capacity. Other students just want to sing for friends and family and even sometimes for themselves.

There is nothing more satisfying for teachers at Singing Sydney than teaching individuals to achieve their singing goals, gain a new found confidence in themselves and to sing those goals from the roof tops!! Hayley believes singing is a way of life and takes a holistic approach to organically transform peoples lives through music – in whatever capacity their heart desires.

 

DEAN NASH

Vocal & Public Speaking Teacher


Dean Nash is a Songwriter, Actor, and Singing Coach based in Sydney, Australia. He has studied music for over a decade, studying Classical Voice at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts centre, A Bachelor of Music at WSU and UNE as well as studying Musical Theatre at NIDA Open.

Dean has been a working Performing Artist for his entire adult life, Enjoying success across multiple mediums of performing arts, including musical theatre, theatre, film, songwriting, music production, session singing, and fronting numerous working bands, singing everything from “Jazz” to “Pub Rock”, to “Acoustic Folk” and has also worked off the stage as a Freelance Producer, and Musical Director.

Dean is a passionate Teacher and works hard to help his students achieve their goals, whatever those goals might be.

 

PAOLA SOPRANO

Vocal Teacher


We are very excited to introduce our new member of the team...

With over a decade in Australia and dedicated efforts, Paola has been a pivotal Ambassador of the Latin-American and Colombian Art song and Operatic repertoire in the Asia-Pacific region. Her tireless work has introduced this rich musical tradition to Australian audiences, making her the foremost Latin-American Soprano in this part of the world.

Notably, Paola is the visionary behind the "Art song for all" project, a laudable endeavor aimed at embracing the entire community, transcending both Latin and Australian boundaries, to appreciate the classical repertoire composed in Latin and Ibero-American languages, enriched with the poetry and composition of talented Latin-Ibero-American artists.

In recent years, Paola Monroy has emerged not only as a remarkable opera singer and connoisseur of the Latin American classical repertoire but also as a versatile artist and the most prominent vocal coach of the Latin American community in Sydney , who fearlessly incorporates all musical genres into her repertoire and her students consistently achieving resounding success using vocal coaching not just as a way of expression of the passions of her singers but also as a powerful tool for personal healing, self love and embrace of the self.