More student and parent testimonials can be found following Joan's letter below.
- Maggie B
- Roxanne is the best singing teacher I've ever been to.
I have always had a natural singing voice when I was growing up, but after five years of singing professionally with it, it suddenly vanished.
I was noticed by a manager connected to Virgin Records in 2001 but I had no choice but to dismiss it because my voice wasn't with me anymore.
I went to seven singing teachers from 1998 to 2004 and not one of them did me any good. They just told me they had given up on me. So I gave up singing myself and just left it as a memory.
I had given up with the singing teacher I had before Roxanne. And that made me stop singing, putting my dreams behind me...
Then one day she rang where I used to work and (silly me talking to strangers about my problems) I was talking to a singing teacher named Roxanne.. I told her my situation and she said that she had an appointment free and that she could see me and maybe help me.
That next day, I went to her thinking she had no chance of helping me, but I was wrong. She knew exactly what was wrong when I was singing, and described everything in detail of what I had been doing wrong.
During the first month I noticed my voice changing, with the unique exercises she had given me to sing and the commitment that this strong woman had, she had a great impact on me. People used to have trouble hearing what I would say when I'm singing, but she trained it and she made me sound clearer.
My voice was very soft when I first started, but after only three months it had become much more powerful and clear.
She even told me how to breathe correctly, something other teachers had failed to communicate to me successfully. I always used to sing in the wrong place to the point that my throat used to strain and hurt when I sang, but she taught me how to "place" my voice correctly.
Roxanne is my secret weapon and I thank God every day that I have met this angel. She is the best singing teacher.
Three years later I'm finally recording my own songs that have been with me since I was twelve, thanks to her... I'm so happy and I owe it all to Roxanne.
I don't ever want to lose her, she is a gift and she is the best singing teacher. Roxanne is somebody who is dedicated and who cares about you and your voice, Roxanne is the greatest singing teacher I've ever been to.
I couldn't go to anybody else.
They are the best screaming / singing lessons I've ever been to... (lol)
- Steve Edmonds
- I have known Roxanne Kiely for many years in a variety of different capacities.
Throughout she has always made an impeccable impression of professionalism, personal credibility and, of course, friendship.
I have played guitar professionally for over three decades, touring and recording with many national and international artists, such as Delta Goodrem, Shannon Noll, Jimmy Barnes, Human Nature, Doug Parkinson, Richard Clapton, Australian Idol Band (Series one) and so on.
Over the years many acquaintances and professional relationships come and go. Few make any lasting (if favourable) impression at all. Recently starting a solo career, I had reluctantly sought singing lessons and it was through the professional experience of working with Roxanne years earlier that I had remembered her.
After "singing" for many years I had developed nodules on my vocal chords and sought relief before immminent surgery.
From lesson (actually minute) one, Roxanne identified the problem and rectified my vocal technique.
My singing has shown incredible improvement to the point that my fellow musicians, management, family, audience and those closest to me have all expressed their approval, bewilderment and often disbelief.
My weekly singing lesson is now a major part of my professional life and regime. I look forward to it with great enthusiasm and I'm never disappointed upon leaving.
I can proudly endorse Roxanne Kiely as a teacher and artist with great confidence. Her knowledge and state of the art techniques will no doubt create stars of the future and help them to avoid vocal health problems synonymous with the art of singing.
Steve Edmonds - 2007
- Charlene Bailey
- Roxanne has been such an amazing lady to work with, I wouldn't be singing the way I do now without her. She has helped me so much and her way of teaching is just unbelievable! She takes singing to a whole new level and gives you such a new outlook on it. Roxy is such a beautiful person and is always trying to push you to that next level and is so encouraging along the way.
"Thankyou so much Roxy for everything you have done and thank you for believing in me, you're the best! love ya"
- Craig Dickinson
- Ever since I began my singing lessons with Roxanne I have noticed my vocal ability improve at an amazing level. Roxanne's wealth of knowledge and experience, original vocal training exercises and her ability to identify and correct improper technique have all contributed to the beneficial results that I have experienced under her tutelage.
I am a male musician and vocalist and at performances, many people have commented how much more powerful my voice has become and have seemed to notice the improvement each time they hear me. Roxanne's suggestions for performance techniques have been invaluable and have given me so much more confidence.
Roxanne is enthusiastic about her craft and is open, honest and generous in sharing her musical knowledge. Furthermore, the support and encouragement I get from Roxanne and also from her husband Steve is incredible. Roxanne has also used her free time to come out to competitions and gigs to watch me perform.
Thank you Roxanne. I am definitely fortunate to be student of ScoopFX.
Craig Dickinson email@example.com
- Vanessa Ahmed
- My daughter studied singing with Roxanne for about a year. She made rapid progress, and has recently come second in an Eistedford. We could not have asked for more committment and passion from a teacher, or more encouragement. I believe any student would benefit from Roxanne's teaching methods.
- Josh Barker
- Since beginning singing tuition with Roxanne Kiely who runs and own
ScoopFX Music Tuition, with her husband Stephen Kiely, I am amazed
at how much better I am singing on so many levels.
Fair enough that may sound clichéd, but I am a male vocalist who has been performing
professionally for over 10 years and have had singing lessons from well
known & established singing teachers the entire time. Only now (finally)
am I seeing results I wish I had been having 10 years ago.
My family are all musically inclined and after even the 2nd and 3rd lesson,
they commented on how enjoyable it was to hear me start singing as I was.
It is honestly all because of Roxanne and her method. I have her CD's in the car
and practise for maybe 20 minutes a day and am able to complete numbered
exercises that are over double what I could reach on my initial lesson.
I have been seeing Roxanne for a weekly lesson for approx. 2 months now
and have progressed more in that time, than I did with all my previous lessons
from other vocal teachers put together. Words can really not describe just
how impressed I am with both her and my progression.
Lead Singer - Inakin
July 22, 2006
- Kim Harnett
- My 16 year old daughter Caitlin started vocal tuition with Roxanne Kiely in
Feb 2006. Caitlin's voice had been developing nicely over a number of years
but in the last 6 months we have seen remarkable improvements in her vocal
range, quality and breathing.
At recent performances many people have
commented how much more powerful her voice has become. Roxanne's
suggestions for performance techniques have been invaluable and have given
Caitlin so much more confidence. Over the years Caitlin has tried many different
vocal exercises, but Roxannes method produces results. I don't have to remind
her to do them, she wants to, because she can see real improvement.
With Roxanne it's not just the vocal tuition, it's the enthusiasm, the supportive,
encouraging style, not only from Roxanne, but from her partner Stephen, who is
ready to help and give advice when needed. We feel so fortunate to be students
Kim Harnett firstname.lastname@example.org
July 23, 2006
- Nathalie Bodley
- Alaina Bodley has been attending singing lessons under Roxanne's
tuition for the last 10 to 11 months. She started singing at 10 years of
age and had had no previous experience or lessons.
Alaina first began singing struggling to reach most notes as her voice
was very airy and husky. After an examination from an ENT specialist
it was noticed that she was close to getting nodules on her vocal chords.
Roxanne encouraged Alaina to practise projecting her voice forward and
use the correct voice placement techniques in order to not damage her
young vocal chords.
In time, with lessons just once a week, Alaina's voice
has improve tremendously. Recently Alaina has sung songs with relative
ease which in the past she struggled to get through. I am extremely pleased
with her progress and she is very pleased with herself as well.
- Jose Annette Vergis
- I have been a student of Roxanne Kiely's for seven months now.
In that time I have found that my singing voice has become stronger and fuller. Roxanne's patience and perseverance is amazing.
I have had two other teachers in the past and can now honestly say I had wasted three years of my life.
With Roxanne I have learnt so much, she is not only a great teacher but really cares about her students.
I have recommended Roxanne to many of my friends without hesitation.
Jose Annette Vergis
October 14 2005
- Shilo Khader
- Roxanne Kiely is a singing teacher among singing teachers. Her highly energetic and motivational style of teaching is a breath of fresh air.
I liken her to a personal trainer for athletes, as she is very informative, and every lesson is jam packed and very personalised to help each student excell. Her lively and fun personality immediately puts you at ease and her honest encouragement and advice are some of the secrets to Roxanne's success.
She draws from her own extensive experience to give it all in each lesson for every aspect of singing and performing, and she always gives more of herself than you expect.
My own experience with Roxanne has seen to dramatic improvements with my vocal range and quality and most recently my performing skills. She is excellent at preparing you for a performance with very simple and precise advise, as well as being very supportive of her students outside the studio, using her free time to come out to gigs to watch her students perform whenever she can.
I am extremly happy with having Roxanne as my singing teacher and hope that I can continue to see her for many years to come.
- Francine Triffett August 2005
Roxanne Kiely is a vocal tutor incomparable to any other. Her extensive portfolio of experience is effectively demonstrated in her lessons. Her meticulous nature means that no aspect is left unattended when producing accomplished and well-rounded performers.
During her lessons she exudes an enthusiasm which is reflected by her pupils.
From a year and a half's worth of personal experience, I have found Roxanne and her teaching methods to be a rare find.
I began my lessons with Roxanne as a shy, inexperienced 16 year old and Roxanne has trained my voice as well as improved my confidence which I was able to harness in various solo performances; a feat which would not have been accomplished without her constant guidance and support in and outside of the classroom.
Under Roxanne's wing, I have noticed my vocal ability improve on a week by week basis. Roxanne is not only a teacher but a friend and I am most grateful to call her mine.
"The two years I've been with you have flown so fast but they have made all the difference.
I am the musician I am today thanks to you."
Francine Triffett August 2005
- Ray August 2005
- Roxanne Kiely has a wealth of knowledge and experience upon which she draws as a singing teacher. I would recommend her to any person who wants to sing or who already sings, be it the amateur or the professional. She is the ideal coach to have when preparing for a live performance, or in a recording studio.
By process of always striving for perfection in herself, which in effect extends to her students, Roxanne has the rare ability to detect improper technique that could have otherwise taken the individual years to even notice, and the patience and skills required to work with the student to correct the problem.
Roxanne has the expertise to cater to all ages as well as a wide range of musical abilities, styles and preferences. She is well-liked, and she is needed and appreciated by all of her students to help them achieve their goals and their dreams.
Ray August 2005
- Michele White June 2005
Before coming to Roxanne Kiely, I was with another teacher for 4 years, during which time I suffered a sore throat, to the point of even losing my voice completely after I would sing.
After one lesson with Roxanne she taught me how to use my voice correctly. I now no longer suffer with a sore throat.
Roxanne has taught me so much more in 9 months than what I learnt in the previous four years. My vocal range and projection of my voice has extended hugely. She has also given me confidence, and her encouragement and commitment to me and all her students is ongoing.
To me this is what a teacher is all about, so thank you Roxanne.
Michele June 2005
- Linda May 2005
- I had tried other teachers before, but since I started lessons with Roxanne I haven't looked back. Roxanne was able to transform my voice from a tiny screech into a voice that I can stand on stage confidently with.
The best part is that I know I still have so much to gain from her. Roxanne has not stopped at anything to try and help me be the best I can be, her dedication is beyond my expectations of a teacher.
Not only has Roxanne been a great teacher, she is also one of the nicest people I know to me and all of her students.
Linda May 2005
- Jo Young May 2005
- I have noticed a huge difference in my range, a much richer tone quality and greater control of my voice after only a couple of months of working with Roxanne.
Other people are also commenting on the big improvement in my sound. I find that the exercises are easy to follow and work absolute wonders.
Thank you Roxanne.
Jo Young May 2005
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- Christina Hampton May 2005
- Since taking singing lessons with Roxanne Kiely, I have learnt so much. Within weeks I have been able to sing with no strain on my throat, meaning no pain.
My passion and enjoyment for singing has returned, and all thanks to her technique.
It is fantastic!
Christina Hampton May 2005
- Mal Green and Darrell Milton Nov 2001
- We have been attending vocal training with Roxanne for the last 6 months. Over this time we have both achieved noticeable improvements in both pitch and range, which has helped to fill out our band's sound.
Roxanne has made learning to sing an enjoyable experience, and although tough at times, the results are proof that she is a fantastic teacher. We would recommend Roxanne to singers at any stage of their careers.
Mal Green and Darrell Milton from SPACER Nov 2001