began playing the piano at the age of five and continued her
studies until she had mastered the classical repertoire. Her
early experiences with music teachers gave her an insight
into the possiblilties of creating a more effective method
At an early age Melissiah was a member of many bands and music
ensembles, ranging in style from folk to metal. Over the years
a passion for song writing and singing culminated in the release
of her debut album "Haunted" which she wrote, recorded and
produced in 1994. Her talent as a piano bar performer has
also resulted in many solo performances and residencies throughout
Australia and Asia. Melissiah is also in demand as a session
musician. Her previous album credits include: Haxaw - Plain
as the Sky; The McQuades - Dissatisfaction; New Reign - Change
of Weather; Girl Zone 2 (compilation); Cryptal Darkness- They
Whispered you had Risen. She has also performed on the same
bill with artists as diverse as Vanessa Amorosi, Deborah Conway
and Wendy Rule.
with her extensive live and recording experience, Melissiah
is also highly qualified. Even before she completed a Graduate
Diploma of Music at Melbourne's La Trobe University, and an
Associate Trinity College London in Voice, she began a quest
to create the world's most effective teaching method for singers.
More than 15 years of study, research and teaching have combined
to produce VoicePower - a system of training so effective
that student's results are guaranteed in writing.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an
act, but a habit." -Aristotle
RECORDINGS, REVIEWS AND ALBUM CREDITS
only is her voice fascinating but also her unique style."
Radio DC Poland
is a free spirit, a mystique, a magic that pervades Melissiah's
songs. She performs them in a soft caressing way . . . Melissiah
is truly talented."
music is indeed haunting and is full of emotional, dreamy
and poetic lyrics delivered in an incredible vocal style.
Whispered You Had Risen
based doom band with floating membership.
Haxaw Plain as the Sky
Zone 2 1995
compilation bringing together the diverse talents of Melbourne's
musical and artistic women.
indie pop band.
Dark, melodic, progressive band, featuring the vocals and
keyboards of Melissiah
Change of Weather
Melbourne hard rock band.
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