“I initially started voice lessons with Carmella for personal enjoyment and to boost
my confidence in singing. As a professional trainer and facilitator I have been
impressed at the effect Carmella’s tutelage has had on the quality and sound
of my speaking voice and in turn my ability to deliver powerful presentations.
Carmella presents the elements of voice development in bite size chunks, specifically designed to nurture the natural abilities and release the true voice. It is this combination of both nourishment of existing talent, along with expert instruction and explanation of the mechanics that make Carmella’s technique engaging, effective and enjoyable!”
— Brian Andrews, Personal Executive Coach, NAB
“Carmella Baynie has been working with In Yoga’s teacher training program for the
past four years, teaching voice to our trainees. Carmella’s vast experience as a yoga
teacher, voice coach and professional singer, culminates in a profoundly inspirational
seminar that allows participants to free their voices through a series of practical
exercises. Her compassion as a teacher allows students to work through any
physical or emotional blockages that hold them back from experiencing the power
of their voices and their own self expression.
By attending these workshops our students have expressed feelings of empowerment, clarity and freedom.”
— Nicole Walsh, Director, In Yoga
“I was lucky enough to work with Carmella from the ages of 13-16 during a very formative time in my training. I say “work with” because our relationship felt less like teacher/student and more like a collaboration. She really nurtured my love of music, my instinct to write and encouraged me to persist in my guitar and theory training, preparing me for a career in the arts. She helped to unlock my upper register and the work we did with Solfege improved my reading and ear training immensely. Carmella is all heart! She is an incredibly warm and inspiring teacher.
Last year I played a lead role in the show ‘Nashville’ and recorded over 15 songs under the Lionsgate Music label. I have also released an EP of my original music, ’Fool for Love’. I currently live in LA and work as a professional actress and singer.”
— Rainee Blake
“I was music co-ordinator at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School in Sydney between 2000 and 2012 and during that time I had the good fortune to meet and work with Carmella Baynie.
Carmella taught singing at the school to many students of all ages who benefitted from her expert advice and coaching. Carmella also brought her interest and expertise in classical Indian music to the school often performing for festivals and celebrations.
Carmella was always enthusiastic and positive and the students responded very well to her infectious delight in singing and music.
I would thoroughly recommend Carmella as a voice coach to anyone interested in developing their singing skills.”
— Christian Lillicrap (Accompanist and Performance Coach at Knox Grammar School, Sydney)