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Our Tutors


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Our Tutors


OUR TEAM

TEAMWORK IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO, AND HOW WE DO IT!


Along with a passion for developing great singers, at Voices Co. Academy we are also committed to developing great educators.

We have a fantastic team of highly qualified tutors who are keen advocates for contemporary a cappella. Along with first-hand experience singing at the top tier of contemporary a cappella in NZ, our tutors also bring a range of other unique skills that complement the work that we do at Voices Co. Academy.

While we have a main tutor for each class we also work to offer diversity in content and delivery, so all our tutors feature heavily across the Academy.


JULIAN HAY  / Artistic Director + Head Tutor  With Voices Co. recently taking out the win on TVNZ's  'The Naked Choir' , Julian is a leading light in the national contemporary vocal and a cappella scene and his innovative and meticulous arrangements have become a trademark of Voices Co.  With a MusB in Composition as well as his DipABRSM in Performance, Julian is a sought after arranger, vocal tutor and music communicator. A staunch advocate for the importance of ensemble singing, his knack for combining music and education is both inspiring and infectious.  Alongside his current work with Voices Co. Julian has spent the past 10 years as a tertiary tutor specialising in Contemporary Voice, more recently as a vocal tutor at NZ’s National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA), and is a self-confessed coffee addict.

JULIAN HAY / Artistic Director + Head Tutor

With Voices Co. recently taking out the win on TVNZ's 'The Naked Choir', Julian is a leading light in the national contemporary vocal and a cappella scene and his innovative and meticulous arrangements have become a trademark of Voices Co.

With a MusB in Composition as well as his DipABRSM in Performance, Julian is a sought after arranger, vocal tutor and music communicator. A staunch advocate for the importance of ensemble singing, his knack for combining music and education is both inspiring and infectious.

Alongside his current work with Voices Co. Julian has spent the past 10 years as a tertiary tutor specialising in Contemporary Voice, more recently as a vocal tutor at NZ’s National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA), and is a self-confessed coffee addict.

MALIA HAY  / Managing Director  Malia makes up the other half of the husband and wife duo that head up Voices Co. and is known for her love for all things monochrome and shameless overuse of exclamation marks!  Malia has been involved in music since the tender age of 3. She spent a number of years in Burnside High School’s Specialist Music Programme for classical voice, as well as singing with the NZ Secondary Schools' Choir, and went on to pursue study in Opera at the NZ School of Music. Malia has also spent time teaching both violin and voice, and works alongside Julian managing and directing the Academy.  Beyond her experience as a musician Malia also has a corporate background in event management, programme administration and as a Ministerial Advisor for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), as well as being Mum to Felix (5) and Cleo (3).

MALIA HAY / Managing Director

Malia makes up the other half of the husband and wife duo that head up Voices Co. and is known for her love for all things monochrome and shameless overuse of exclamation marks!

Malia has been involved in music since the tender age of 3. She spent a number of years in Burnside High School’s Specialist Music Programme for classical voice, as well as singing with the NZ Secondary Schools' Choir, and went on to pursue study in Opera at the NZ School of Music. Malia has also spent time teaching both violin and voice, and works alongside Julian managing and directing the Academy.

Beyond her experience as a musician Malia also has a corporate background in event management, programme administration and as a Ministerial Advisor for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), as well as being Mum to Felix (5) and Cleo (3).

JASMINE SALAM  / Tutor  As a qualified Speech and Language practitioner, as well as a long-serving member of our Premier Ensemble, Jasmine’s knowledge of the voice in action is second to none!  Alongside her work as a Voices Co. tutor Jasmine has completed vocal examinations to the highest level in Trinity College’s Rock & Pop syllabus, and boasts a pretty impressive list of live performances with Voices Co. - from Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, to the Horncastle Arena (ChCh) and SkyCity Theatre (Akld), and many places in between!  Jasmine is our secret weapon when it comes to student culture and connection - she has a knack for engaging students of all ages and is passionate about nurturing both talent and confidence!

JASMINE SALAM / Tutor

As a qualified Speech and Language practitioner, as well as a long-serving member of our Premier Ensemble, Jasmine’s knowledge of the voice in action is second to none!

Alongside her work as a Voices Co. tutor Jasmine has completed vocal examinations to the highest level in Trinity College’s Rock & Pop syllabus, and boasts a pretty impressive list of live performances with Voices Co. - from Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, to the Horncastle Arena (ChCh) and SkyCity Theatre (Akld), and many places in between!

Jasmine is our secret weapon when it comes to student culture and connection - she has a knack for engaging students of all ages and is passionate about nurturing both talent and confidence!