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.

It's all 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

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.

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PERFORMANCE & PUBLIC SPEAKING

The journey of performance can be an extremely rewarding one.  For those 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 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.

NEW FOR 2017...

GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, PREPARATION

CVS is implementing a Mentor Programme for senior students and artists who are looking to pursue and further their career and studies in music degree courses, the music industry and performing arts.

In-depth workshops and mentoring from industry professionals will be offered throughout the year from Songwriting, Industry experience and awareness, Voice Craft, Musical Theatre styles, genres and cross-over, performance, recording, business and events.

So far we have the following as part of our 2017 Mentor Programme:

Weekly Musical Theatre Workshops - One hour in depth workshop studying Musical Theatre from different genres and styles. Vocal crossover and authenticity to the text and character will be studied. Performance and Stage Craft.

Songwriting/IndustryWorkshop 11th March - Award Winning Singer Songwriter Leanne Tennant and Professional Freelance Musician to numerous Australian original artists, Enzo Russo will be conducting this workshop for CVS students. So Excited.

Port Douglas Carnivale, 26-28 May - 2017 Mentor Programme students will be working towards performing in fabulous Wonderland Spiegeltent and on Rex Smeal Stage during Port Douglas Carnivale.

Close Contact Cairns Music Industry - partner opportunities for CVS young singer songwriters to perform and gain industry knowledge and experience.

Stephanie Marko, The Voice Gym TBC - Stephanie Marko will be working with students on Estill Voice Craft and Level 1 course in partnership with Cairns Voice Studio. Vocal Implementation workshop included.

Recording Day/Workshop TBC

 
 
 

Workshops

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 and Domino's Employees Cairns

Future 2017 clients include: Cairns Business Women's Club and Cooktown artists and vocalists ( through RADF Queensland Government scheme )

Youth voice craft & performance

Adult voice craft & performance

Musical Theatre 

Career advice & mentoring

Vocal Health

Public Speaking

 

We also facilitate special workshops for Cairns Voice Studio students and FNQ Community with National and International voice specialists and artists. 

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

 

PRODUCTIONS AS DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Annual Vocal & Musical Theatre Showcases at The cornerHOUSE Theatre

After Dark Productions – After Dark Jazz Club, Tisket-A-Tasket, and Club Rougesque

A Century of Musicals

Spice of Life

Sex, Love & Stalkers – A celebration of New Musical Theatre

Vocal Showcases at CoCA, Centre Of Contemporary Arts 2014 & Cairns Dinner Theatre 2015

Super Sunday Of Song, Palm Cove 2015 ( Celebrating Cairns Singer Songwriters )

World Voice Day 2016 - A Vocal Journey Radio Programme. Keesha Mclean - Cairns Voice Studio celebrating our unique, natural instrument The Voice 89.1 Cairns FM with radio presenter Vivi Rockette and special guests.

 

JUDGING PANEL & WORKSHOPS

Auditions for Musical Productions South London

Cairns to Nashville Song Competition with Max T Barnes US 2015

Presenting With Confidence Workshop, Cairns 2015

Vocal Workshop & Masterclass for Cairns Muso’s 2016

 

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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.