Head Teacher | CEO
Whether you can barely hold a tune, or you simply want help harnessing your natural talent, we have you covered. Milano encourages all of her students through her classical background, rich professional experiences and effective teaching techniques.
Milano will teach you the technical skills that you need to improve your vocal performance, and with consistent and hard work, she will enable you to master your craft. Milano individualises all of her students’ experience and journey to achieve whatever goal they may seek to achieve.
Milano has been renowned for creating high-achieving, and confident singers through her never-ending patience and passion for her craft. Her teaching philosophy espouses that music is the ultimate form of self-expression, and this is observed in all that she does.
Head Teacher | Creative Director
Siki Daha joined Singing Sydney in early 2014 as a vocal coach training singers in techniques such as classical, pop and R&B along with performance etiquette and public speaking.
Originally starting as a vocal coach, Siki soon took the role of Creative Director working alongside CEO Hayley Milano in building and expanding Singing Sydney as a brand.
Having established himself as an Independent Artist throughout the live music scene in Sydney, London, Paris and Barcelona along with the online blogosphere, Siki has been able to bring his expertise as an artist/entrepreneur to students who are wanting to learn how to be artists and understand the business from voice, performance, business, social media and brand building.
Siki still remains as our Head Vocal Coach as well as Creative Director taking on students who are wanting to take a serious step towards bettering themselves as singers and assisting them as artists.
Seryna Jane Lock
Senior Teacher (Vocal, Piano)
Seryna Jane Lock is a passionate and respected musician and vocal teacher. Prior to successfully completing a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Vocal Performance, Seryna had numerous years in vocal training with various teachers, and has been singing on the stage since the age of 12.
Her performance experience includes touring countries overseas such as France, Germany and China, as well as locally around New South Wales, both with bands, choirs and as a solo artist. Seryna is passionate about passing on her knowledge of vocal technique and musical understanding, and finds great joy in mentoring and guiding her students through their musical journey.
Amy is here from Melbourne, bringing over a decade of music experience to Singing Sydney.
Amy holds a bachelor in education, an advanced diploma in music performance and has experience both on and off stage as a performer and teacher.
Ranging from classical piano to contemporary vocals, Amy covers a range of style and techniques in her lessons to bring out the best in her students.
With her warm personality and joy for music, Amy wiil sing with along your musical journey to help you grow in your voice and confidence.
Dean Nash is a Songwriter, Actor, and Singing Coach based in Sydney, Australia.
Dean has studied music for over a decade, studying Classical Voice at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts centre, A Bachelor of Music at WSU and UNE as well as studying Musical Theatre at NIDA Open.
Dean has been a working Performing Artist for his entire adult life, enjoying success across multiple mediums of performing arts, including musical theatre, theatre, film, songwriting, music production, session singing, and fronting numerous working bands, singing everything from “Jazz” to “Pub Rock”, to “Acoustic Folk”
Dean has also worked off the stage as a Freelance Producer, and Musical Director.
Dean is a passionate Teacher and works hard to help his students achieve their goals, whatever those goals might be.
Soprano Jessica Westcott studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours). Jessica also studied at the ANU School of Music and the Tyrolean Opera Program (Austria). She hails from the small country town of Parkes, NSW.
Jessica spent 2015/16 performing with Opera Australia’s NSW Schools Tour; delighting children from around the state in over 800 performances. Her roles for OA include Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola). Jessica also created the role of Amy in Bontom’s production of Chamber Pot Opera, which will head to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August of 2017.
In 2013 Jessica was the recipient of the BBM Youth Support Award for Music Performance, which sponsored a UK tour in that same year. She is also the recipient of the Bill Hyslop Prize (ANU) and the Patricia Lucas Music Achievement Scholarship. Jessica also founded the Rising Stars tour group that toured NSW/ACT in 2014, presenting performance workshops and concerts with high school kids.
Jarrod Bain has always had a passion for music and thrives watching others succeed.
Always known for his energetic personality and creativity, he first made waves with his local community by appearing in the audition rounds on X factor at age 16. Since then, he has taken his passion further by adding an array of skills to his pallet; including photography, videography and music production.
Jarrod’s love of music truly began at age 13, writing songs and playing piano. Since then he has interacted with local artists like Cassie Davis, Siki Daha and Lillie Tyler.
His goal is to help others succeed in making musical dreams a reality. Jarrod first was introduced to Singing Sydney early 2015 and is always open, friendly and welcoming to any new students who approach him.