Singer/songwriter, musician, performer, vocal, guitar and songwriting coach at ScoopFX Music and President of Songsalive! Australia
And author of the new children's book series:
An untiring supporter of fellow songwriters and performers Roxanne co-founded Songsalive! not-for-profit songwriting organisation in 1997. The original Sydney chapter has expanded both nationally and internationally to the U.S. Sponsored locally by the Australasian Performing Right Association, (APRA AMCOS)
Roxanne has been instrumental in bringing together elements of the industry which simply work well, such as promoting the unusually gifted lyric and composition lecturer, Pat Pattison, Berkleee College alumnus, who regularly conducts seminars in Australia, and members of the local songwriting communities who have profited from the methods he teaches.
Co-founding Songsalive! ( now Songsalive! U.S.) with Gilli Moon, proved to be a significant event in Roxanne's personal life as well, providing the vehicle whereby she met her husband, Stephen Kiely, who joined the organisation soon after its formation.
Together, Roxanne and Stephen have written, recorded and produced award-winning songs for the Busy Izzy and Friends project, as well as designed and implemented an exciting live show featuring characters from the stories, featuring friendship, fun and healthy food.
More about their new album and videos:
Singing Teacher To The "Stars of Today"
Roxanne has many students already successful and high profile stars in the Australian entertainment industry, including Aussie superstar, Delta Goodrem, Hayley Warner, Ivy Adara, Nick de la Hoyde and the dynamic young performer, Marlisa Punzalan, winner of the 2014 series of X-Factor. "Roxanne's intense and creative lessons will allow you to find your voice and develop its potential."
ScoopFX Music School is situated in Sydney's North West and comprises Roxanne and her husband, Stephen.
Anyone who has met or worked with Roxanne in her capacity as a venue, workshop, showcase or event co-ordinator, quickly realises that they are dealing with a passionate supporter of the local music scene, and songwriters in particular.
Her constant contact with all aspects of the industry, including print media, television, artist development companies, copyright associations, pubs, clubs and other venues, help keep her abreast of the rhythm which underlies constant change within the music scene.
Not only as President and CEO of Songsalive! Australia, but also in her capacity as teacher, producer, company director and, of course, songwriter, Roxanne remains focused on, and extremely excited about the potential for Songsalive! Australia to create and foster great developments for Australian songwriters.
Roxanne specialises in a vocal technique that includes:
Roxanne celebrates her co-writing award for 1st Place in the Songs For Children category
at the Australian Songwriters Association 2018 Awards night with co-writer Stephen Kiely,
pictured here with the dynamic young performer Skye Clementine,
who sang the winning song, "Sometimes A Friend".
Roxanne and Stephen also won 2nd and 3rd prizes with "Newly Truly" and "When You Wake Up".
All three songs join "Busy Izzy Says" (ASA winner 2017) and many others in the Busy Izzy and Friends
- Pain Free Singing
- Extensive range extension, and projection
- Vocal blending
Roxanne is the vocal coach for the Telstra Road To Discovery series 2010 - 2014
Some of Roxanne's students:
- Delta Goodrem
- Hayley Warner - Idol 2009, EMI Publishing
- Steve Edmonds
- Aleyce Simmonds
- Bec Cartwright
- Jordana Beatty- Judy Moody
- Stephanie Jansen '2012 Star Maker Finalists'
- Daniel Conway (AUST GOT TALENT 2011)
- Marlisa meets X-Factor - (link)
- Tamara Stewart (award winning country music artist)
- Christie Lamb
- Kelsi Boyden (Billy Elliot)
- Tenielle Neda - TRTT-2010 (Mushroom Publishing)
- Ashleigh Ross - Jane Banks - 'Mary Poppins 2011'
- Natalie Bassingthwaite
- Caitlin Harnett (Mushroom Publishing)
Introduction to The Vocal Exercise Double CD Pack: -
Welcome to the beginning of your beautiful voice:
This CD exercise set has been developed as a result of my personal experience as a singer, and the experiences of students I have taught.
If you develop and maintain your own routine, using these exercises, in combination with correct placement and breath support, I guarantee you will achieve a spectacular improvement, not only in your range, but also in your vocal control and projection. Furthermore these exercises will greatly aid in the healing of damaged vocal chords.
How can I be so confident of this?
Because I went through this process myself, having had to deal with damaged vocal chords, due to incorrect placement.
After years of working grueling schedules of nightly performances, I woke up one morning to find I could not produce a recognisable sound when attempting to talk. I hadn't seen it coming, as I was unaware that I was singing incorrectly at the time, and here it was, every singer's ultimate nightmare: no voice. Although sad and deflated by my circumstance, I decided to find out what I could do about this as soon as possible.
Now, many vocalists have had to confront this issue at some point in their careers: "Nodules" or calluses have formed on their vocal chords, as a result of bad vocal habits. Sometimes these nodules are so pronounced they are referred to as a "polyp".
Some people decide to have these nodules surgically removed. While this has often proven to be a successful method for dealing with the immediate problem, it does not take care of the cause, and many singers find that their nodules, within months of having been removed, begin to reappear.
In contrast to this "quick fix" approach, I decided to heal the damage to my chords while developing a new and much stronger long-term strategy to protect and enhance my voice.
As a result of learning correct vocal technique, the nodules on my vocal chords disappeared and my singing voice returned. Everything I hoped to achieve happened, and more. My range began to expand well beyond what it had previously been and I had developed greater projection and control.
Through these exercises you will find that, if you follow the advice I outline in the tutorial, you will notice a definitive improvement in all aspects of your vocal style and production and if you practise these exercises on a daily basis, I guarantee you will achieve the best version of your voice that you possibly can.
It's an exciting journey you are about to embark upon and I wish you all the best with your new routine.
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