Our leadership

The responsibilities and experience of our leadership and management team.

Our leadership

The team comprises of professionals who have extensive experience and diverse perspectives. Our team inspires, empowers always bringing warm sense of belonging to the academy. 

Phinemm Nelson

Founder and Academy Principal

Phinemm Nelson, our founder has over 22 years of teaching and performance experience with a passion for mastering the our beautiful instrument of singing and has trained hundreds of aspiring artists and performers dedicated to mastering their skills in vocals and performance. You will find Miss Phi behind the scenes as she focuses and dedicates her time to mentoring her team and training up and coming vocal teachers.
"My aim is to continually provide a professional and high level of training in Music and all aspects of Performing Arts. I strive to provide students with a supportive and challenging environment, expanding the music opportunities for all students to enhance their skills and experience on stage."


Abby Sklenar

Piano and singing teacher

A lover of everything musical, Miss Abby has been a part of the Vocalise family for over 8 years. Abby started her journey at Vocalise as a vocal and piano student, representing our academy as an Ambassador followed by becoming a gradate of VTTP program. Today, Abby nurtures and encourages our community of talented musicians and performers through her inspiring musicianship skills and passion for music.


Annie Titone

Popstars and singing Teacher

With a natural flair for nurturing and encouraging our babies of the school, Miss Annie absolutely loves working with our Junior Popstars class. As a VTTP graduate and a Primary School Teaching degree, Miss Annie applies her skills and knowledge to her lesson plans incorporating activities that evoke creativity, exploration and love of music and performing arts.


Joel Sandblom

Singing and guitar teacher

My passion for teaching strives from seeing my students grow in both their love for music and through the skills they learn. I encourage every student to try their best and have fun whilst reaching their goals. Our live performances allows my students to demonstrate their skills whilst enjoying the experience of a live stage performance. Completing the VTTP program three years ago at Vocalise has given me the confidence and practical skills which I am now extand am currently completing a Bachelor of Music degree. I love everything musical both guitar and vocals and strive to be constantly challenged through learning new things.

This is why I teach at Vocalise.

Louise Doculara

Piano teacher

Louise loves playing the piano as well as being able to share her skills and passion with others.

You will love Louise's magnetic personality, nurturing her students and allowing them to develop their skills and love of an instrument that gives so much joy. With an equal passion for research and development, we are so grateful to have Miss Louise find enough time to teach and support our students through their musical journey as well as completing her Masters this year.

Rachel Bartolo

Singing teacher

My aim is for my students to grow and ensure they learn something new every week.

I aim to build their confidence, help them realise their potential and watch them flourish as they discover what they can achieve!


Roseanne Ranieri

Singing teacher

My aim is to ensure my students understand correct vocal technique without strain and damage to the vocal cords. I want them to learn in a fun and enthusiastic environment ensuring they excel in what they would like to achieve vocally and on stage throughout their lifelong journey with music!

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Sarah Clarke

Customer and Family Support

Sarah is our customer care specialist, assisting you with enquiries, accounts and events details.

She is one of the first friendly team members you will speak to and as you continue throughout your journey at Vocalise. She is passionate about helping you find the right program and suitable teacher for you as well as supporting you as you grow and develop as a musician and a performer.