Menoosha Susungi

Focus Areas: Soul / R&B

Menoosha is a Singer and Songwriter from Cameroon, Central Africa. She started her musical journey as a child in ‘les Oiseaux du Monde’, a choir that opened for Stevie Wonder and Kool and the Gang in 1988. Later as an adult, she was nominated for a BEFFTA Award in London as ‘Best International Act’ in 2011, for her first album ‘Satellite Brown Chick’. Her single ‘Talk to me (Sweet Thing) peaked at #14 on the UK Soul Charts in February 2017.

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She completed an international tour with Housepacific records throughout Europe and Asia while releasing a single with swiss DJ Christian Hornbostel ‘Do it again’ in 2008. Her solo projects include also include:
– ‘Givin it up’, a single released on the Best of Mercedes Benz Mixed Tapes in 2007.
– ‘Movin as One’, the official single for the Skoda Superb automobile in 2008.
– ‘Three Piece Suite’, a Rock & Soul EP also released in 2008.
– ‘Satellite Brown Chick’, First album released in 2010 and January 2017.
– ‘Ekong Eyeseh (Our Love)’, an Afro-Soul single released in September 2017.

Her latest album ‘Airs about Hair, Vol. 1’ was released in 2020, and earned the following:

– Artist of the Week on UK Urban Influencer

– Album of the Week on the Jazz Funk Soul Radio

– Peaked at #5 on the Grenada Soul Chart

Willemijn Verkaik

Focus Areas: Musical

Born in the Netherlands, she caused a worldwide sensation with her starring role as Elphaba in the musical Wicked. In the role of the green witch, she has been on stage at Broadway New York, London’s West End, in the Netherlands, in Oberhausen and first in 2007 at the Palladium Theater Stuttgart.  She is very proud of the fact that she played the Dutch and German Elsa in the successful Disney movie Frozen and Frozen 2. In the Netherlands, she began her musical career in roles such as Elisabeth and the 3 Musketeers. In 2004 she moved to Germany to cover one of the three main female roles and finally as the first cast of Killer Queen in We Will Rock You. Other roles in Germany include Amneris in Aida, Donna in Mamma Mia! , Kala in Disney’s musical Tarzan and Molly in Ghost the Musical. In 2016 and 2017 she was part of the German Disney in Concert Tour.

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At the West End in London she played the role of Paulina in the musical comedy Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown and in 2019 she was a soloist in Disneys Broadway Hits at the world-renowned Royal Albert Hall. Willemijn has performed internationally
many concerts, as well as in London, New York, Tokyo, Germany and The Netherlands and has worked with renowned composers such as Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Jason Robert Brown (Last 5 Years) and Pasek and Paul (The Greatest Showman). Most recently Willemijn in The Netherlands as Amneris in Aida, soloist in Best of Broadway and as Miss Hannigan in Annie de musical.

Amy Keys

Focus Areas: Jazz / Soul / Pop / Touring /Back-up Vocals / Studio

Amy Keys has been featured on the Emmy-Award-winning NBC NASCAR Super Bowl

commercial, on soundtracks for Walt Disney films and, last but not least, on the occasion of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Amy sang for studio productions and performed live on stage with the greats such as Phil Collins, Toto, Joan Baez, Neil Young and Johnny Hallyday. She released a solo album and several singles with Epic Records. The title track of her solo album Lover’s Intuition also appeared on the soundtrack of the dance film Tap.

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Amy is a versatile and accomplished singer, writer, producer and actress.

She trained as a singer at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, USA. Her first major tour was with Leonard Cohen. And at the latest since she appeared as a singer with Phil Collins on the Live And Loose In Paris Tour in 1997, she has become a household name. With the song Separate Lives, she has since been regarded as Phil Collins’ best live partner, thus leaving the background singer status. Amy convinces with her voice, her elegance and her perfect performance.

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Ronja Petersen

Focus Areas: Advanced Vocal Technique / Styles / Studio

Ronja Petersen is a recognized expert in applied vocal technique. As the head of the vocal department of the Modern Music School, she develops the worldwide curriculum and trains teachers in the current forms of vocal instruction.

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Ronja completed her vocal studies at the Musicians Institute in California. She then performed in the Los Angeles music scene for several years, had shows for example at the House of Blues, Whiskey a Go Go and Hotel Café, before devoting herself entirely to her work as a vocal coach and voice trainer.
Since then Ronja has been an extremely popular vocal coach. She works with professional musicians, shows them how to perfect their voices and keep them healthy on tour. She also uses her in-depth knowledge as a consultant to explore the visual aspect of reading notes while singing. Ronjas goal is to help people develop the voice they have always wanted.

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Elize Kellmann

Focus Areas: Soul / R&B

After graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Music Performance, Elize began her career in lead session vocals, backing vocals, songwriting and live performance in commercial, private and corporate settings. This includes working as a live backing vocalist for artists such as Gary Barlow, Ella Eyre and Jess Glynne, as well as participating in live sessions with artists such as Ariana Grande, Crystal Fighterʼs, Jack Penate, Don Diablo, The X-Factor and the new Elton John-Biopic Rocket Man.
In addition, Elize has made countless television and radio appearances including Radio 1ʼs Live Lounge, The One Show, Sunday Brunch and Tonight at the London Palladium.

Katerine Duska

Focus Areas: Rock / Pop

Katerine Duska is a Greek-Canadian singer-songwriter. She also became known to a wide audience when she entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 with her hit Better Love for Greece. The single was in the charts of more than 40 countries and in the Global Viral Top 50 on Spotify. Her characteristic dark and soulful voice earned Katerine the comparison to Adele and Amy Winehouse. On stage, Katerine has worked with artists such as LP, Albin Lee Meldau, Tom Baxter, Yasmine Hamdan, Oddisee and Kadebostany and has performed at prestigious venues and festivals around the world.

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Katerine also has extensive experience as a singing teacher and was coach and mentor at the successful television talent show “The Final Four” in Greece. In 2018, her single Fire Away was selected for the television and radio campaign of Nescafé Canada.

Tanja Kührer

Focus Areas: Rock / Pop / Jazz

Tanja Kührer is an experienced voice and singing trainer who teaches a large number of students of all ages. She also frequently works with commercially successful singers and supports them in maintaining a strong and healthy voice during their demanding daily lives on tour and in the recording studio.

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Tanja began her vocal training in London, where she studied singing and performance at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP). During her time in London, she strengthened her skills in stylistics and improvisation.
She then completed a dual course of studies in jazz singing and IGP (instrumental and vocal pedagogy) at the Vienna Music Institute in Vienna. She gained knowledge about techniques such as the Complete Vocal Technique or Speech Level Singing.
Tanja already discovered her love for teaching and coaching during her own studies. When she is not playing concerts or writing songs, she trains students to become professionals.

Adrian Goldner

Focus Areas: Jazz / Ensemble

Adrian Goldner is a professional pianist and singer from Frankfurt. In the course of his jazz piano and jazz singing studies at the music academies in Freiburg and Trossingen he gained intensive experience as an arranger for choirs, bands and orchestras, as a composer and songwriter, pianist and singer as well as a bandleader and choir director. He has also been active for many years as a singing teacher and coach, and as choirmaster of the Freiburg pop choir Twäng! Furthermore, Adrian Goldner regularly appears on stage as singer of the acappella band “anders” and gives vocal coachings and workshops for choirs, ensembles and bands.