Our Leadership | Vocalise Academy

Our leadership

The responsibilities and experience of our leadership and management team.

Our leadership

The 14-member team comprises of professionals who have extensive experience and diverse perspectives. This team brings inspiration, empowerment, independence and a sense of belonging to the academy. 

Phinemm Nelson

Founder and Academy Principal

Phinemm Nelson, owner and founder of Vocalise Music and Performing Arts Academy has over 22 years of teaching and performance experience with a passion for vocals! She has trained hundreds of aspiring artists and performers and countless students helping students master their skills in vocals and performance.


She is also the creator of the Vocalise Teacher Training Program (VTTP), a comprehensive training program providing all-inclusive training for singing teachers. Phinemm is an all-rounder with extensive experience in various music syllabus programs covering areas in music theory, performance and vocals. 


She strives to continually study and expand her knowledge in music education, productions, business and absolutely loves the challenges and inspiration of her students and her amazing team. 
"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."

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!

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!

Mackenzie Rodgers

Brand Strategist

The unique brand elements and design are crafted and developed to remain contemporary in the performing arts industry. It's all about innovation and consistency in a variety of different environments where the Vocalise brand appears. 


The Vocalise brand is the visual embodiment of our core pillars to inspire, empower and believe. Since late 2016, the refreshed brand elements that have been introduced celebrate an identity that has inspired the Macarthur region for over 15 years. Our two golden quavers are an iconic emblem of not only Vocalise Academy but something that belongs to our community.


Families who have been with Vocalise Academy over the years will notice the growth and change of the familiar identity and brand collateral at the academy. 

Sarah Clarke

Customer Support

She is our customer service and care specialist, involved in enquiries, payments and events. She is one of the first friendly faces you will see when you arrive and will continue to be in contact with you throughout your journey at Vocalise. She is passionate about helping you find the right class and teacher for you and supporting you as you grow and develop as a musician and a performer.

Annie Titone

Popstars Teacher

Joel Sandblom

Singing teacher, Guitar teacher

Abby Sklenar

Singing teacher, Piano teacher