Aria Vocal Academy
create, inspire, innovate
Create, Inspire, Innovate


Aria Vocal Academy offer lessons to all wanting to take them! Of all ages, and of all levels. Our aim is to provide a “safe space” for everyone.

We have teachers that specialise in vocal health, the psychology behind singing, artist development and emotional connections with singing, with each teacher having a very strong foundation in technique. We understand that all students have their strengths and individual goals, so we try to match up each student with the right teacher to get the most out of their lessons.

At Aria, we strongly believe that performing and gigging is a big part of an artist’s development, so offer monthly performance opportunities for anyone wanting to get involved. We are very lucky to have teamed up with some of Melbourne’s best venues, allowing students to gain exposure and experience all over town. With all of our teachers regularly gigging around Melbourne, we can lead students in the right direction to get themselves out there.




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Michelle De Jong
Michelle De Jong
Founder / Principal Vocal Coach

Michelle is the founder of Aria Vocal Academy, and oversees the day to day running of the academy. After graduating from The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Michelle dived straight into vocal coaching, and now with over 15 years of teaching experience, Michelle specialises in vocal health and technique, and has a special knack of being able to hear exactly what each student needs. If you are struggling with your technique, and don’t quite know how to feel vocal ease whilst singing, Michelle is the person to go to!

Chanelle A
Chanelle A
Principal Vocal Coach

We are lucky enough to have a “singing psychologist” on our team! Chanelle is a registered psychologist with a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and has over 15 years of experience in the music industry. She combines these 2 passions to focus on the psychology behind singing, and performing. Specifically, Chanelle works with students to help manage their anxiety and nerves associated with performing, as well as coping with criticism.

Olivia Escuyos
Olivia Escuyos
Vocal Coach

Olivia has been internationally recognised for her YouTube videos and songs, and has been raised with some of the biggest people within the music industry. We are very fortunate to have Olivia as apart of our Aria Vocal Academy crew as a vocal coach and artist mentor. Olivia focuses on emotional connection, performance technique and artist development.

Belle Bangard
Belle Bangard
Vocal Coach

Belle is a Jazz Voice Music Performance Graduate of Monash University, and has been fortunate enough to have previously performed with many esteemed artists, recognised both internationally and within Australia. For Belle, the most important part of singing is being able to show your personality through your music. With this in mind, this singer/songwriter is taking on the Melbourne music scene with the utmost sass that is sure to feed your soul! Belle has a passion for educating singers exploring many genres, but particularly RnB, Jazz, Pop, and Gospel Music.

Ruby James
Ruby James
Vocal Coach / Events

If you’ve attended one of our Student Gig Nights, you would be familiar with this curly haired beauty! Ruby is the face of our events, as well as a vocal coach in our Collingwood studios. Ruby has studied performing arts at various performing arts schools, including Stella Adler in Los Angeles, as well as working with theatre companies such as The Australian Shakespeare Company and Thatcher’s Boy Theatre. If you have a passion for all things performing arts, and are after 1 on 1 audition coaching, then Ruby is the gal for you!

Caitlin D’Souza
Caitlin D’Souza
Vocal Coach

Caitlin is both a singer and a songwriter with a unique flair that was curated by the genres of jazz, gospel, soul, folk and pop. Her passion for blending various genres to create unique sounds makes her the perfect coach to help students create their own style tailored to their strengths. With her experience in songwriting, she looks forward to getting to know students of all walks of life and showing them how they can turn life experiences into a melody, verse and chorus. The building blocks of songwriting.

Corey Mills
Corey Mills
Drum Coach

Corey has been playing for 18 years, and teaching for 10. As one of Melbourne’s most favored drummers, Corey has played with a list full of Australian royalty.
Corey creates an array of sounds, textures and rhythms that take you through different cultures, ages, moods and styles.
A destined musician, Corey has toured nationally and recorded in the genres of rock, pop, RnB, reggae, jazz, Latin, classical, theatre and original improve works.


We take our students to gig around the whole of Melbourne. Past event venues include the Beer DeLuxe Federation Square, Newmarket Hotel St.Kilda, Imperial Hotel Rooftop Melbourne, Aria Bar Docklands, and many many more!



Keen to get in touch? We’d love to hear from you!

Level 1, 95-101 Brunswick road,
brunswick east
connors street, highett, 3190
Down Street, Collingwood, 3066
Edinburgh street, Richmond, 3121