Sometimes we sing with friends.
Revolve Arts teaches a high level of vocal musicianship while encouraging the individuality of singers, encompassing a broad range of musical styles. Revolve Arts supports the creativity and individuality of their students with the ultimate aim of developing unique artists.
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We have a huge amount of experience in varying styles of music – including jazz, rock, contemporary pop, musical theatre, and opera – and we are very passionate about passing it on:
Lisa Roberts Scott has a diverse musical background. Tasmanian born, she moved to France working at Casino du Monte Carlo as a cabaret artist at 18. On returning to Melbourne she formed the ‘Lisa Roberts quartet’ performing in the Melbourne Jazz scene. In 1996 she joined Melbourne City Opera performing the roles of Musetta in La Bohème, Nedda in I Pagliacci and Adina in L’elisir d’amore. In the same year Lisa established Voices Studio 10, a singing studio in Melbourne employing teachers to instruct vocal tuition and providing performance opportunities for developing artists.
In 2000, Lisa received two consecutive scholarships from the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust to study vocal development and Italian opera in Osimo, Italy. This study period lasted 8 years. In Italy Lisa studied with Marianna Brilla, Fullbright Scholar, and Lisa Paglin who both dedicated more than 20 years to study of the great Italian singers after having received Master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of music and studying at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Martini Conservatory of Bologna and Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
Lisa’s specific areas of study were in the areas of vocal balance, vocal repair and restoration where she had the opportunity to work with opera singers, contemporary singers and actors from all parts of Europe in developing their voices and resolving vocal problems.
While in Italy, Lisa performed at San Ciriaco Cathedral, Ancona, Il Teatro delle Muse, Ancona and Teatro Metropolitan, Catania, Sicily.
In 2008 Lisa was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Music Scholarship and moved to Sydney to take up an artist in residence position at The Independent Theatre where she worked for 2 years.
Upon returning to Tasmania, Lisa set up her private singing studio ‘Revolve Arts’ in the Salamanca Arts Centre as well as teaching at the UTAS Conservatorium of Music in 2010.
Lisa has performed with IHOS opera, performed in and directed L’Amore nel Fienile Italian opera concert at Rosny Barn, performed the role of Carlotta in Tasmania’s premiere of Phantom of the Opera and the soprano role in Carmina Burana with the Derwent Symphony Orchestra.
Lisa conducts and arranges for Group Noise Rock Choir who have performed at Rosny Barn, The Peacock Theatre and Falls Festival.
“We both studied and worked in Italian Opera in Italy for 8 years and have both performed operatic roles in Melbourne and overseas, and I grew up in a jazz family with both grandparents performing with the Pierce Pickering Jazz band. Jazz was pretty much my thing for 10 years or more in the Melbourne Jazz Scene. It’s kinda in my blood. I’ve been involved in dance and choreography as well.
I also worked in cabaret and music theatre in the UK and Monte Carlo. Working at Casino du Monte Carlo was lots of fun (I can’t believe I turned down a date with an Italian guy who drove a red Ferrari and presented me with flowers, because I thought he was too short!)
New Zealand-born, Jamie Scott performed for many years with his original rock band before going on to sing a lead role with Oz Opera (The Australian Opera) and numerous lead roles with Melbourne City Opera. After six years of study in Osimo, Italy, his performance credits include a televised performance at San Ciriaco Duomo, Ancona, the launch of Cerrone’s 2007 product line in Lanciano, Abruzzo, and various concerts at Teatro delle Muse in Ancona.
Since moving to Tasmania, Jamie has performed as a soloist with IHOS, the Tasmanian Chorale, and played the role of Jeffreys in Joe Bugden’s opera The Call of Aurora. He has performed the Bach cantatas with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra and the tenor role in Carmina Burana with the Derwent Symphony Orchestra and 80 voice choir. Jamie is musical director and principal arranger for Group Noise Rock Choir which has performed at Falls Festival, Festival of Voices and the Australian Tourism Awards.
“We have both had our own contemporary music bands in Melbourne and released original CDs. Some of our ‘better’ songs even played on Triple J and Triple M. I had an awesome rock band called ‘The Wicked Smile’. We were pretty hot in the Melbourne pub scene and we may have even played in our boxer shorts one night…due to popular demand!”
Laura has been training intensively with Lisa to teach the Revolve Arts method which focuses on developing a fully blended vocal range while releasing all unnecessary muscular tension to attain vocal freedom. Laura will be teaching the Revolve Arts method to our beginners.
Laura started singing over 12 years ago, learning and performing throughout Hobart for some of the biggest musical schools in the state, in various large-scale productions, including Disney’s High School Musical On Stage! From an early age, Laura loved musical theatre, and has traveled across Australia and internationally to see some of the best musicals.
Laura was trained in theatre and pop for many years, but since commencing tuition with Lisa and Revolve Arts, has moved her voice in a different direction. Revolve Arts has allowed her to have far more control of her singing voice, without the stress and strain that other methods can place on a singer. This method has assisted Laura’s understanding of singing and learning over a wide range of styles, including those previously learnt and in more classical methods.
Laura is two years into her teaching degree through the University of Tasmania – and this is where her true passion lies: helping others. Her infectiously positive attitude, singing and teaching experience, coupled with the guidance of her mentors at Revolve Arts, will see her working and helping students reach their singing goals – no matter what they may be.