Natalie Valle is the Principal of Naturally Music. Her personal performance background spans over 25 years and this, combined with 19 years of vocal coaching, provides a flexible and understanding approach. Natalie prides herself on her personal touch and the ability to find and bring out the best in everyone. Her vocal coaching business has been in operation for over 16 years, and during that time she has trained hundreds of students from 5 to 65 years of age.
Georgia Goodwin has been involved with singing for more than 10 years and commenced lessons with Naturally Music 8 years ago. During the past years, she has performed in numerous concerts, competitions and fundraising events. Georgia has performed in many school and local productions and has played roles such as Velma in St Helena’s production of Chicago and Tracey in Nillumbik Youth Theatre’s production of Hairspray. She also studied VCE Music Performance and Drama in years 11 and 12 of high school. Georgia is currently studying at La Trobe University. Georgia loves sharing her passion of music with all her students.
Jess has been singing for over 10 years now. Focusing mainly on contemporary music, Jess discovered the world of amateur theatre in 2013, taking part in ARC Theatre’s Singing in the Rain. In 2014 she also participated in ARC’s production of All Shook Up as an ensemble member. After participating in two productions on stage, Jess decided to take part behind the scenes joining the committee of ARC Theatre, assisting in the production of their shows for 2015 (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Young Frankenstein). Jess was also lucky enough to play Hannah Montana in The Australian Tribute Show in 2010. Jess recently completed her Advanced Diploma of Music Performance, moving onto work for Jump For Joy, conducting an educational music programme for children in childcare. Jessicah has been with Naturally Music for 5 years now. After an amazing year as a student in 2012, Jess started teaching in 2013. Jess loves sharing her passion for music with all of her students and loves the team she gets to work with!
Joel Quinn is a 20 year old guitarist/vocalist. From a very young age, Joel’s obsession with playing guitar and watching music videos has lead him to become a very confident performer. Joel’s musical influences span over several decades and include artists and bands such as The Eagles, The Bee Gees, Cold Chisel, Pink Floyd, The Foo Fighters and Paul Kelly . Joel regularly plays gigs at pubs, parties, corporate functions and special events. Joel’s ambition is to make his own music and continue to perform and entertain. We are extremely fortunate to have Joel as a teacher at Naturally Music.
A current Music Performance bachelor student, Sarah Catania has proved her place in the performing arts community. From acting as the lead in numerous Loyola College musicals to busking on the streets of Nashville. Sarah continually strives to acquire more experience for herself, attending Carter and Carter songwriting retreats and both placing in and winning numerous vocal and performing competitions throughout Victoria. Sarah wishes to continue building her craft and to remain engaged with the Music Industry.
Maddison Arnel has been with Naturally Music for seven years. Since 2010, she has been a Naturally Music student, and this year, has gone on to become a teacher herself. Previously, Maddison has been involved in many competitions, fundraising events and performance nights and will continue to do so in her years to come. Prior to teaching, Maddison has been a very active member of Naturally Music, often volunteering her time at rehearsals and backstage during concerts. In 2015, Maddison began teaching as a Naturally Music substitute teacher. Maddison loves working with others, especially of a younger age, and is ecstatic to have the opportunity to start teaching as it’s something she’s passionate about and has always wanted to do.
Rebecca Zappia Born into a family of musicians, Bec’s passion for music started from a very young age. Bec started singing lessons in Primary School, and continued lessons through Secondary School and her university years. During Secondary School, Bec was also involved in school productions, having lead roles in Little Shop of Horrors and Return to the Forbidden Planet. Bec completed a degree in Media Studies at La Trobe University in 2003. She then moved to London where she embarked on her career in Television Production, which also included a year in Washington DC. During her time abroad, Bec continued her love of singing and participated in the annual Newsrooms Got Talent at the O2 Arena. Bec moved back to Melbourne in 2013. She now has two daughters who have also inherited the ‘musical gene’, and are enthusiastic participants in the toddler class at Naturally Music. Bec is very excited to be part of the Naturally Music family.
Danielle Faour Music has always been a huge part of Danielle’s life. She began singing as a little girl in front of friends and family but was able to reach her potential through the guidance of her singing teacher Raelene Rabot. Danielle has recently completed a Bachelor of Music (Applied) at Box Hill Institute. She enjoys singing at pubs, weddings and functions regularly around Melbourne, performing both original and cover songs. In 2011, Danielle recorded a CD, raising $6000 for The Royal Children’s Good Friday Appeal. Her performances were featured on the Channel 7 Appeal show and 3AW. In 2013, she released her debut song “Hey Daniel” and has since released three more original tracks. Her voice also took her all the way to Sweden in 2014 to represent Australia in a singing competition. Danielle had the privilege of performing at the charity concert, ‘A Heritage of Song’ in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015. She also enjoys musical theatre and has performed in various amateur theatre shows, most recently in ‘Love Me Not’ (Western Arts Theatre) and as Evelyn Nesbit in ‘Ragtime’ (Waterdale). Danielle debuted her own comedy/cabaret show at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival. The show was a great success and was nominated for ‘Best Cabaret’.
Taylor Penrose recently graduated from Melbourne University’s Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Musical Theatre). In her Kme at VCA Taylor trained in singing, dancing and acKng. Taylor is trained in the EsKll method, a technique that allows performers to sing safely and efficiently. As part of her training Taylor has worked with some of Australia’s and America’s finest singing teachers, musical directors and directors. Taylor performed at Hisense Arena as a featured solo vocalist for the Victorian State School Spectacular (dir. Neil Gladwin), five years in a row. In 2013, Taylor completed the FoundaKon Program (Music Theatre) at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). During her Kme at the VCA she performed in ‘The Hatpin’ as Marianne (dir. Jacinta John) and as ensemble in ‘42nd Street’ (dir. Gary Young). Last year, Taylor collaborated and performed in a self-devised short work, ‘Sixty-Four’ as part of the Mongrel/2016 season. In the recent season of ‘Spring Awakening’ Taylor played Fräulein Grossebustenhalter and covered Martha (dir. Tom Healey). We are delighted to have Taylor on the Naturally Music team.
Robbie is a guitarist/bassist and has made music a part of his life since a very early age. Starting off playing drums on just about anything, he soon found the courage to pick up the guitar and teach himself. Playing in local bands during high school and recording covers and originals regularly, Robbie completed his Diploma of Music in 2014 and Bachelor of Music Performance in 2017, majoring on bass guitar. Continuing to write and record in his own original bands and having played gigs at many renowned venues (such as headlining espy front bar in 2015, or playing a festival in sydney to thousands), Robbie has found a deep love of teaching music which he can’t wait to share with Naturally Music. Robbie is currently teaching acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar and ukulele.
Samuel Bliss is a performer and musician from Melbourne, with 10 years of experience playing Piano and Saxophone. Sam has a passion for Music and encouraging children and young people to involve themselves in the performing arts. Sam also loves to perform in, and direct, live theatre. Recently Sam was featured in SHSC's Victorian Theatre Guild award winning production of "Rent" as Tom Collins. Sam recently directed his first play with Eltham Little Theatre, and is very excited to be sharing his love of theatre and drama with Naturally Music. Sam is teaching piano and keyboard as well as our new drama class.
Gemma Correzzola has been singing since she was 8 years old and has always had a strong passion for theatre and performing. Gemma’s vocal training began during her involvement with the Australian Girls Choir, and her passion for Musical Theatre has led to her involvement in a number of school and local productions, recently featuring in Nillumbik Youth Theatre’s “Rock of Ages” as Sherrie. Throughout High School, Gemma studied Music Performance, Theatre Studies and Drama, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching). Gemma is very excited to be working with Naturally Music and sharing her love of singing and performing with their talented students
Rachel graduated from NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) with her Diploma of Music Theatre in 2017. Throughout her time at NIDA she was given many performance opportunities including preforming in the ensemble of Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Chimerica’ Directed by Kip Williams. After graduating, Rachel was involved in Louis Ellis’ Productions ‘Carrie The Musical’ where she played the role of Chris Hargensen. Rachel was also involved in the Green Light workshop for a new Australian musical ‘DVA The Musical’ where she was in the ensemble. Other credits include KFC Online Advertisement and most recently singing in demo recordings for a new Australian musical. Rachel is currently studying at Showfit where she hopes to further develop her musical theatre skill set.