At MMC - we practise what we preach
We teach with passion: Guitar, Drums, Piano and Voice
Programe Director & Vocal Coach
With over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry Jodie-Joy is a singer, songwriter and teacher with a powerful Soprano voice and impressive vocal range. Jodie commenced her formal training in music and classical vocals studying with Donald Sydney Smith O.B.E, privately at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She undertook further musical and contemporary vocal studies with recognized teachers, Timothy Collins (Sydney McDonald College) and Lee Mc Crae training in the internationally recognized ‘Seth Riggs’ style of singing.
Jodie –Joy has eleven years of formal dance training from jazz to ballet and has also trained in acting through various workshops and live performance, which underpins Jodie’s rhythm, style and presence on stage as a teacher and performer. Add to this traditional training, years of contemporary practice and experience, and the result is Jodie’s confident and dynamic vocal teachings, which impacts and gets results. As a third generation singer (renowned operatic tenors father Robin Smith and grandfather Donald Smith OBE), Jodie has grown to fulfill her passion, her ambition….. her destiny.
As a business woman and performer Jodie’s background is broad and accomplished and includes being the A & R (Artist & Repertoire) Manager for independent record label and music publishing company Multiplay Music, AusWrite and Excalibur Productions. Event Entertainment producer on large scale events such as AusWrite, Earthhour, Gold Coast City & Redcliffe council events, corporate functions for over a decade. Her performance work has brought her, numerous radio, television, musical theatre roles and performance director of various festivals, opera concerts and cabaret stage productions. Well known for her regular television appearances on Channel 10 Good News week with the all-girl group ‘Poptarts’, with whom she appeared as the opening act at the Australian Logie Awards. During this time she collaborated with Paul McDermott (Good News week host), Paul Mac (Eleven/Emi) and Phil Burton of Human Nature (Sony). She has created expressive and powerful music, working with some of Australia’s most popular and notable artists and songwriters including Daniel Jones and Hayden Bell (Savage Garden), Thomas Who (Shannon Noll), Audius (Delta Goodrem), Dead Mono (Ronan Keating).
Jodie released her Debut album through Columbia Records and worked alongside many high profile acts and has toured as a entertainer and songwriter worldwide. Jodie has continues to pursue her love of music, and shares it by teaching others, which has placed her in demand as voice coach at Australia’s Wonderland (ages 18 and up), for young talent at the (A.C.E) Australian College of Entertainment in Sydney (ages 5 and up), Bright stars Academy teaching ages 6 – 16 and now programe director/founder at Multiplay Music Centre, specialising in artist development, voice and performance coaching (all ages). Jodie is a sought-after teacher and performer within the music industry, combining an engaging personality and encouraging spirit with her knowledge of voice mechanics and classical/pop styling. Her approach is to help vocalists free themselves mechanically and vocally to discover more passion, power, emotion and flexibility in their vocal expressions. With a professional approach and versatile musical, songwriting and artist recording talents, Jodie-Joy’s abilities enable her to perform and teach and train her teachers across a variety of mediums. Jodie’s invaluable experience as a entertainer, teacher, songwriter and show producer, adds for a very successful link for the business.
Carleon is a contemporary and classical vocal teacher with Bachelor of Music in classical voice and music studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Associate diploma of singing, classical voice and musical theatre, grade 6 piano AMEB, grade 7 music theory at Trinity College London.
A passionate singing, piano and drama teacher with great love and regard for her students. She embraces modern ideas alongside classical techniques and adores watching students grow into confident young performers, knowing that their technique is safe and effective.
Having encouraged many young performers under her direction, with success in releasing 2 albums which she produced and recorded of her students.
Her theoretical knowledge of contemporary singing, coupled with her drive to teach at various other institutes and now working alongside Multiplay gives Carleon a sense of great reward and a uplifting journey for her and all students she comes in contact with. She strives in helping others enjoy the gift of singing and performing.
Carleon is a teacher that pairs quickly and easily with students, this being one of her biggest assets. Want to leave the singing studio feeling empowered, inspired and more prepared? then this is the teacher for you.
Vocal Coach, Drama & Piano Teacher
Victor is a guitarist hailing from Melbourne, graduated in Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Music Business, Minor in Music, Belmont University Nashville TN. Victor's experience is as diverse as his musical tastes, Victor has performed in various bands and recorded albums with stream of artists like teaching at other respected well known music education establishments throughout Queensland and interstate.
Victor continues to play as a soloist and in corporate bands throughout south east Queensland like radiosouls.com Victor offers his students a wonderful grounding in jazz and contemporary guitar technique, as well as down to earth comfortable teaching environment. Enquire today and come play with a pro!
Robin Donald Smith
Opportunity of a lifetime to learn from esteemed operatic professional. Robin has not only performed all over the world but with some of the biggest names in the opera world! With a long list of credits and over 30 professional years singing and teaching classical music – Robin is a dream come true teacher for all aspiring singers.
For over 25 years he sung as leading tenor roles throughout Britain, the Continent and his own country Australia. During this period he worked overseas as a principal tenor with the Sadler's Wells Opera Company, The English National Opera and the Welsh National Opera, performing throughout England Scotland and Wales.
He also performed opera on the Continent in Germany, Belgium, Holland and Greece. Many of his major tenor roles repertoire encompassed a wide range of operatic composers including Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Massenet, Donizetti and Mozart. Some of his roles included Rodolpho from La Boheme, Pinkerton from Madam Butterfly, The Duke from Rigoletto, Des Grieux from Manon, Nemorino, E'Lisir D'Amore, the Steersman and Eric from The Flying Dutchman to name a few.
During thisperiod Robin established himself with an operatic repertoire of over fifty leading principal tenor roles. Robin Donald returned to Australia in 1974 for the opening of the Sydney Opera House and remained a principal tenor with The Australian Opera for over ten years.
Throughout his time as a well known professional tenor Robin has been teaching students and is highly regarded for his legacy of experience and has developed over the years his own strategy for bringing out the best in every student no matter what stage in their career they may be at. All Multiplay teachers follow a set programme which offers every student the opportunity to progress and gain valuable learnings from each teacher individually.
Students from time to time may be assigned to different teachers, as all our teachers work under same program, teaching the same Multiplay methods which are designed by founder Jodie-Joy (Multiplay Programe Director)
This offers all students a unique opportunity to develop their skills as a performer in front of different audiences which is essential for confidence, skills testing and promotes growth, learning through different mediums.
Queenie runs independent audition and performance workshops which have been invaluable to aspiring and professional artists throughout Australia. Queenie is well known for her incredible versatility as a performer having worked extensively in musical theatre, plays, cabaret, on television and film, and as a recording artist, comedienne and writer. She is considered to be one of the country's best musical theatre performers and Australia's leading teacher of audition technique for musical theatre. Queenie has played leading roles in hit musicals such as: Smoke & Mirrors; Oliver!; The Full Monty; Anything Goes; Cabaret; The Boy From Oz; Eureka – The Musical; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Hair; along with performing in such classic musicals as Les Misérables and The Threepenny Opera.
Over the past 23 years of her career, she has been fortunate enough to work with some of Broadway and the West End’s greatest directors, musical directors and choreographers, and also some of Australia’s best performers such as Todd McKenney, John Waters, Paul Mecurio, Judi Connelli, Chrissy Amphlett, Georgie Parker, Magda Szubanski, Gina Riley, Michael Veitch and Nancey Hayes and she is a well known and highly regarded artist within the musical theatre industry.
She has held teaching positions in numerous performing arts schools, has been invited to conduct master classes and seminars throughout Australia and has been approached to write musical theatre courses for several leading institutions. She has taught in the music department at NIDA, and has held teaching positions in the music theatre courses at VCA and BAAPA. She teaches both adults and children, professionals and amateurs, and many of the people who have studied with Queenie, have gained entry to acting schools and been cast in musicals. Her workshops have a very high success rate with recently 3 out of the 10 children in the Sydney cast of Mary Poppins and 7 out of a cast of 24 children in the Brisbane season of Annie, having attended her show-specific audition preparation workshops.
She also currently has former adult students in every professional musical in Australia, with 2 of her former students having recently played the lead roles in Rock of Ages and Hairspray! Queenie brings to her work, not only this wealth of experience but also her fine communication skills, her passion for theatre, her warm and positive nature and her wonderful sense of humour.
Queenie Van de Zandt
Musical Theatre Audition Workshops
From private individual singing and or instrument lessons in the comfort of our soundproof studios, with programs custom designed for each student, MMC will find the way to bring the love of music into your life