ANATS Queensland is the Queensland arm of our National Body ANATS – Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Limited. ANATS is the professional association dedicated to serving all those who teach singing in Australia. ANATS was established to encourage the highest standards in the art of both singing and the teaching of singing.


We exist to serve the Queensland Singing teacher community through Professional Development and networking opportunities.


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President: Marisa Lee Naismith

Vice-President: Emma Wilson

Secretary: Joel Nicholas Curtis

Treasurer: Elspeth Sutherland

Immediate Past President: Kate Schirmer

National Representatives: Emma Wilson, Marisa Lee Naismith, Shelli Hulcombe

Committee Members: Elissa Finn, Rachel Head, Gary Holley, Anita Martin, Evelyn Stephan, Steph Taylor, Ireni Utley

Regional Representatives:  Robyn Edgar (Wide Bay), Keesha McLean (North QLD), Elizabeth Lord (Gold Coast)





July 1, 2019

Freak Out: with Sarah Marshall

When: Sunday 11 August

Venue: Nundah Library - Meeting Room (1 Bage Street, via Primrose Lane, Nundah, 4012).



ANATS Queensland's next exciting event is Freak Out: with Sarah Marshall. This practical workshop on performance anx...

May 28, 2019

This special event with Master Teachers Dr Margaret Schindler and Geoffrey Ashenden will enable you to observe these two distinguished teachers in both masterclass and discussion forums. This event is a rare opportunity to gain an insight into the teaching approaches o...

March 11, 2019

How can the lyrics change the way you sing?

"More Than Words" is a singing masterclass that will explore lyric interpretation, storytelling and communication across classical, musical theatre and contemporary.
Master teacher Trevor Jones will share his expertise in fa...

March 11, 2019

Every teacher and singer needs to sharpen their skills and add fresh, shiny tools to their teaching toolbox, and for ANATS Queensland’s first event of 2019, we are giving teachers and singers the opportunity to tailor this event to their level of experience and require...

March 7, 2018

If you’re an early career singing teacher carrying your shiny new toolbox into a studio for the first time, but needing to load it up with some basic, useful tools for teaching, or if you’re a more experienced teacher wanting to replace some rusty tools with some newe...

September 24, 2017

As singing teachers we often encounter singers with vocal health challenges. Who's on your team? will assist you to explore your role as a singing teacher in working with and referring to medical and allied health professionals - also known as a Vocology Team. Spend th...

July 17, 2017

Musical theatre has changed a lot since its early days in the 1800s and especially over the last five decades. For example, in the sixties, musical theatre performers were either dancers who sang or singers who danced. Now, to be successful, a singer needs to be able t...

May 5, 2017

EMMA MATTHEWS Brisbane, May 7

An opportunity for Brisbane’s aspiring singers, singing teachers and opera lovers to learn from Emma Matthews’ own experience. Emma is a highly acclaimed and awarded soprano, having received more Helpmann Awards than any other individual ar...

May 5, 2017


Musical theatre has changed a lot since its early days in the 1800s and especially over the last 5 decades.  Now, to be successful, a singer needs to be able to move from one style of music to another, including from legit (c...

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