SINGING / PIANO TEACHER
Lorissa is a graduate of the Stellenbosch University Conservatorium of Music (Singing Pedagogy Major (Cum Laude) and also holds a Licentiate Diploma in Performance (Singing) from Trinity College of London (LTCL). She is currently completing a Masters in Teaching (Music) at UNSW.
Lorissa has over fourteen years of private music teaching experience. She provides tuition in singing, piano and self-accompaniment on piano and/or guitar and teaches various styles including popular, musical theatre, jazz and classical. She has successfully enrolled students in Trinity College of London singing, piano, rock-pop and music theory exams as well as Rockschool vocal and piano exams. She also has experience in preparing students for school performance assessments, HSC examinations and eisteddfods.
Lorissa performed in The Fairy Queen, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and the Opera Gala presented in collaboration with Stellenbosch University’s Symphony Orchestra. She also performed in Die Fledermaus staged at the Artscape Theatre in South Africa. Lorissa performed the lead role in Kollig Productions’ musicals Nella van Helshoogte and Water as well as performing in Neverland produced by Shiraz at the Playhouse Theatre (South Africa). Lorissa has assisted primary schools in staging songs and choreographing dances for their end-of-year concerts. Her students have annually performed at the charity concerts held at Vergelegen Estate’s Carols by Candlelight to raise funds for Helderberg Hospice.
Lorissa’s teaching approach focuses on guiding each student at their own pace
and designing lessons based on the student's personal music goals. She endeavours to encourage and challenge students to explore and develop their music capabilities, creativity and confidence through repertoire suitable to their age and unique voice and sound.