Your Voice, Your Journey

Cairns Voice Studio is a professional Voice and Performance Studio in The Northern Beaches of beautiful tropical Cairns.

Directed by Keesha Mclean, CVS coach students voice and performance of all ages and abilities and goals.

We are about your voice and your journey, whether singing for fun at home, public speaking, vocal health or training for a professional career as a vocal artist/all round performer.

Please read further to find what we're all about!

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VOICE

VOICE

Our philosophy is to create a healthy and flexible instrument for a long, fulfilling vocal career, whether personal or professional. A healthy voice should be agile and strong with the flexibility to sing through all genres of music.

 PERFORMANCE

 PERFORMANCE

The journey of performance can be an extremely rewarding one.  

For students who are ready, Cairns Voice Studio provides performance mentoring and opportunities, audition preparation, artistic and career guidance, workshops, brand awareness as well as networking and partnering with Cairns and FNQ musicians, venues, events and festivals.

KEESHA MCLEAN - DIRECTOR

KEESHA MCLEAN - DIRECTOR

Keesha Mclean is a highly motivated vocal coach and performance mentor with 20 years of vocal coaching and mentoring experience in London, United Kingdom and now Cairns, Australia.

Keesha has a strong track record of inspiring, motivating and creating opportunities for vocalists of all ages and abilities to achieve their true potential and voice.

Cairns Voice Studio provides voice and performance workshops for all ages and has presented workshops for the following clients: Cairns Business Women's Club, ACPET ( Australian Council for Private Education ), Cairns Music Industry, Yoga Hub Teacher Training Cairns. Saint Augustine's College and Domino's Employees Cairns

As part of Cairns Voice Studio Mentor Programme, Keesha Mclean has facilitated and conducted work shops with OA ( Opera Australia ), Kurt Phelan in partnership with Jute Theatre, Cooktown Music Community and Estill Voice International Introduction with Stephanie Marko.

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Workshops

Voice Craft & Anatomy

Performance & Artistry

Crossover of Vocal Styles

Musical Theatre 

Career advice, Industry & mentoring

Vocal Health

Contact keesha@cairnsvoicestudio.com for further details on bespoke workshops for you. 

Please see our New Events Page for up and coming events!

 

LONDON WEST END

SHREK The Musical, Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Oliver, The Sound of Music, Never Forget, The Wizard of Oz, Blood Brothers,Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jack and The Beanstalk – Pantomime, Gala Concert with Michael Ball at The Savoy Theatre, The Other School, St James’s Theatre for National Youth Musical Theatre, Thriller LIVE

 

TOURING WEST END

Evita, Annie, Scrooge The Musical, Oliver, Thriller LIVE

 

AUSTRALIA

The Sound Of Music, Australia Tour Brisbane 

 

EUROPE

White horse Touring Theatre Company, Disneyland Paris, Disney Cruise Ships

 

USA

Happy Holidays Christmas Shows

 

LONDON SCENE – Musical Theatre, Jazz, Soul, Contemporary

Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, London Palladium, Rose Theatre, London South Bank, Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames, The corner HOUSE Theatre, Ronnie Scott’s, Madame Jojo’s, Capital Radio, 02 venue Leicester

 

RADIO

BBC Leicester, Coast FM Cairns, Zinc FM Cairns, ABC Radio Far North, 89.1FM Cairns 

 

FILM

Les Miserables – final recalls

BBC2 & ITV  – Documentary about young adults with disabilities. Coaching young adults voice and performance

 

PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTIONS

LSMT – London School of Musical Theatre, London Theatre School, GSA – Guildford School of Acting (Musical Theatre), PPA – Preparation Performance Academy (Musical Theatre), Italia Conti, London, ARTS ED, London, London Studio Centre, Performers, Urdang Academy, RSAM – Royal Academy of Music ( Musical Theatre ), National Youth Theatre, West London University ( Musical Theatre ), Oxford University (Music – voice), ACM – Academy of Contemporary Music, The Brit School – Musical Theatre and Music ( voice ), National Youth Musical Theatre, National Youth Choir, Collarts Melbourne, AIM Melbourne

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VOICE - VOCAL CRAFT

Our philosophy is to create a healthy and flexible instrument for a long, fulfilling vocal career, whether personal or professional.

A healthy voice should be agile and strong with the flexibility to sing through all genres of music. The voice should work efficiently & effectively without fatigue or trauma. This is achieved through a deep understanding and awareness of Vocal Craft and Anatomy.

With the high demands of vocalists and performers today, strong focus on Vocal Craft is key before interpretation, artistry and performance. 

It is a liberating feeling to have the choice and control to sing across all styles of music.

Keesha Mclean - Director, continues to research and evolve in vocal pedagogy through mentoring and networking sessions with vocal specialists nationally and in London.

Cairns Voice Studio coach all styles and genres of vocal music from musical theatre, contemporary, pop, rock, jazz to classical.

Everyone is different and have their own unique vocal instrument. A full understanding and awareness of one’s own instrument is key to vocal and performance longevity.

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PERFORMANCE & PUBLIC SPEAKING

The journey of performance can be an extremely rewarding one.  For students who are ready, Cairns Voice Studio provides performance mentoring and opportunities, audition preparation, artistic and career guidance, workshops, brand awareness as well as networking and partnering with Cairns and FNQ musicians, venues, events and festivals.

Keesha Mclean, Director has years experience in performance mentoring and thrives on achieving true potential from vocalists, artists and speakers.

Public Speaking can be extremely daunting for many. Understanding your vocal instrument, vocal health and efficiency will give you control and eventual confidence to use your voice effectively in front of an audience. 

Awareness of vocal anatomy, health and vocal play are key.

KEESHA MCLEAN - DIRECTOR

VOCAL COACH & PERFORMANCE MENTOR

Keesha Mclean is a highly motivated vocal coach and performance mentor with 20 years of vocal coaching and mentoring experience in London, United Kingdom and now Cairns, Australia.

Keesha has a strong track record of inspiring, motivating and creating opportunities for vocalists of all ages and abilities to achieve their true potential and voice.

Keesha studied voice under Lynette Casey and Bettine McCaughan and piano with Len Vorster & Michael Easton at the Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne graduating with Honours in Vocal Performance. Keesha travelled to London, Europe and New York, studying with acclaimed vocal coaches and repetiteurs Margaret Lobo, Jeffrey Talbot, Phillip Doghan, Ludmilla Andrew and Stephen Rose to name a few, establishing a successful vocal studio in South London, coaching students of all ages, levels and goals from musical theatre and classical to contemporary, jazz, pop, blues and rock.  

Keesha became in demand, mentoring performance, preparation for auditions, workshops and masterclasses as well as liaising with casting agents for West End and Film.

Many of Keesha’s students have successfully gained places at prestigious London vocational performing arts, musical theatre and music institutions, and are now successfully working professionally in London’s West End, West End touring shows and as professional vocalists in their genres in London, Europe and now Cairns & Melbourne, Australia.

Keesha has numerous years experience mentoring and coaching young adults with learning disabilities in the performing arts. An extraordinary and rewarding challenge.

Keesha continues to research and work on improving and evolving her own vocal pedagogy by continuing professional development nationally and in London through regular mentoring visits and sessions with voice specialists. Keesha has completed participation in two Estill Level 1 & 2 Voice Craft Courses in Melbourne and Sydney, facilitated an Estill Introduction Course by The Voice Gym, Melbourne for her students in Cairns and recently completing the Estill Voice International Certificate in Figure Proficiency (CFP).

Keesha recently attended Voice workshops by Anne-Marie Speed ( The Voice Explained Associates, London ) in Melbourne and London and is currently being mentored by Stephanie Marko.

Keesha Mclean is excited about launching CVS Mentor Programme in 2017 for Senior Students interested in pursuing a career in music and the performing arts.

Keesha is in demand as Entertainment Consultant for venues, festivals and music events as well as facilitating Voice Workshops and coaching for Public Speakers in Cairns and Far North Queensland.

Keesha is extremely passionate about her vocation and truly feels blessed to be vocal coaching, nurturing our local talent and mentoring as her career.