about us

who we are

The Katrina Ryan Vocal Studio stands alone in its unique approach to voice pedagogy. Our studio is client-centred and uses an integrated approach to empower the client to achieve the vocal results they desire.

With comprehensive training in voice science and education, our teachers have the expertise and knowledge to know what to teach and how to teach it.

Our wellness studio is a dedicated space designed to heighten creativity, develop productivity and provide an environment for clients to safely explore their vocal potential.

From the beginner to the professional, we can nurture the client to realise their vocal and artistic goals.

FACE TO FACE LESSONS, ONLINE LESSONS & GROUP WORKSHOPS

Located in the popular suburb of Norwood, just out of the CBD.

$55.00 for Half Hour Session

the team

KATRINA RYAN

Katrina is a skilled vocal and music educator with 30 years experience in the music industry.

Having graduated from the Adelaide University in 1997 majoring in Jazz Voice, her early career was spent in Adelaide and North Queensland, where Katrina established herself as one of Australia’s premier jazz vocalists.

Katrina’s extensive performing experience saw her achieve national recognition as lead singer of Etypejazz. The band recorded and independently released 11 albums throughout their career to critical acclaim and toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally.

A regular presence at corporate and private functions, jazz festivals and special events, her career highlights include touring with G’day USA in LA and New York in 2008 and 2009, sold out Fringe and Cabaret shows, Carols by Candlelight, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performance conducted by Maestro Tommy Tyco in 2007, and supporting international artists such as Sting during his Symphonicity Tour in 2011. Katrina specialises In voice and music education for professional and aspiring singers. In addition to working in the studio, Katrina is the vocal technique lecturer at the University of Adelaide for the Bachelor of Music degree in the Jazz Department, Director of LaughSingDream and a vocal coach and music educator at Pelican Productions.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of a Music, an Australian Kodaly Certificate and Estill Figure Proficiency. She is currently completing a Masters in Education at Tabor University.

As an Estill Master Teacher Candidate, Katrina is excited to establish her own vocal studio and collaborate with other like minded vocal teachers. An enthusiastic educator and vocalist Katrina will help you achieve your vocal goals. 

Check out some of Katrina’s performance work here… Etype Jazz

NADIA VOTINO

Nadia began singing and dancing classes at a young age.  At the age of eleven she was selected as a member of the Young Talent Team Adelaide, where she had the opportunity to perform all over Adelaide doing live performances and television appearances.  

Employed by Mighty Good Productions, she performed for corporate events, pantomimes and stage shows. A highlight of her career was supporting Tom Jones during his Adelaide tour and performing in Disney shows from 1996 to 1999. 

In 2016, Nadia was introduced to Estill Voice Training where she has gained significant knowledge in vocal technique. She is working towards achieving her Estill Certificate of Figure Proficiency.

Nadia’s specialities include teaching primary age students, vocal health, performance artistry, choreography and audition preparation.  She is passionate about teaching and believes  in the power of music to instil happiness and confidence in all children .

Nadia is the principal educator of our  Laugh Sing Dream Program. Established 15 years ago, this program continues to provide the musical and vocal foundations required to  go onto further vocal study. Additionally Nadia also teaches individual lessons though her private studio Nadia Votino Vocal Tuition and is a resident of the Vocal Hub Creative in Norwood.

ELLA SARGEANT

Ella does not remember a time when she wasn’t singing. Commencing formal vocal and dance lessons at a very young age, she is very comfortable on the stage. Throughout her time at Saint Ignatius’ College, where she was awarded the honour of College Music Captain, Ella was able to hone her performance and musicianship skills by participating in several music ensembles, participating in master classes with industry professionals,  and performing in the school musicals Beauty and the Beast and Grease.  Ella was privileged to be invited to travel to the USA as part of the 2015 Music Tour of which a highlight was listening to Kurt Elling sing at an intimate performance at Birdland, NY. A member of Senior Vocal, Ella was privileged to participate in the winning ensemble at the 2016 Generations in Jazz and runners up at the 2018 GIJ competitions.

A member of the Etypejazz family, Ella has had the good fortune to be exposed to music since she was a very young child. Growing up in a musical family Ella cannot imagine a life without music woven into every part of her life.  Ella has performed extensively as a contemporary solo artist and in duos and bands for both private and corporate functions. She is dedicated to teaching her students musicianship skills, vocal technique and performance artistry as well as encouraging them to develop the skills and confidence to be the best singers they can.

GIANNA GUTTILLA

Gianna Guttilla is an Adelaide-based soprano currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) at the Elder Conservatorium, under the vocal tutelage of Cheryl Pickering, having previously trained with etypejazz vocalist Katrina Ryan. Her passion for singing began at a young age, having performed in a variety of musicals and other theatrical performances including jazz, music theatre, pop, gospel, choral and classical musical styles. Gianna was delighted to have been the 2018 recipient for the Robert Whinham Prize for the best interpretation of an operatic aria, as well as the 2019 and 2020 recipient for the Adelaide Choral Society Prize. Gianna was also a member of the chorus and understudy for the role of the Sorceress in the State Opera of South Australia’s 2018 production of Dido and Aeneas. Additionally, Gianna was recently invited to join the Golden Key International Honour Society in recognition of being in the top 15% of high achievers in her degree. As well as performing, Gianna is an educator who is passionate about music and vocal development, working as a singing teacher and vocal educator at various schools around Adelaide, as well as with the Jones Juniors for Gospo Enterprises. Gianna is excited to be joining Katrina Ryan Vocal Studio.