Looking for a singing, songwriting, performance, or music theory teacher? I would love to help! I really enjoy passing on my knowledge and love for singing and music. I am available for a limited amount of private and group singing and music lessons! Lessons can be 30/45 or 60mins in length, and are customized to your needs as a musician - technique, repertoire, theory, improvisation etc. Lessons are conducted online to anyone anywhere in the world! I would love to hear from you and what you would like to achieve with voice lessons. Please email me at crookedmouthmusic [at] gmail [dot] com



"I had been trying to learn to sing for a long time with no luck and had almost given up hope. After only a few lessons with Nerissa I have already started to notice some improvements. She is always very patient and encouraging." -Paul S. 


“…I have definitely grown and gained confidence in my ability to ‘converse’ as a singer since having lessons with Nerissa. I enjoy that each lesson builds on the prior so that we're always working on something new, and they are a great creative break from the day, a chance to use another part of the brain. I have been having lessons with Nerissa for nearly two years and absolutely recommend her. - Her classes are just the right price, too.” - Adam P.


“…Nerissa is an encouraging, understanding and most of all, patient teacher. I've taken lessons for years, but her teaching method is unique and I have definitely benefited from it. I had been trained as a musical theatre singer and while I knew I could do more, Nerissa led the way and broke me out of that shell. The warm-ups fit my voice and the techniques were so helpful. Essentially, my favorite part about all the lessons is my ability to thrive as an artist. Writing lyrics was a hidden passion of mine, but Nerissa taught me how to make them songs – making them something I never thought they could be! She's a great listener, always open to my opinions and creates a great working environment. I have grown as a person with Nerissa's guidance and I definitely recommend her to students at any level, because she has something to offer everyone!" - Carrie E.


“While I only started singing lessons with Nerissa not too long ago, I have already noticed a big difference in my range and the way I use my vocal cords, and just in general, I believe I sound better when I sing. I started having lessons in person, but now take them online since I moved away. I definitely recommend Nerissa - she is really sweet and patient, I think she is the perfect teacher to have for me as a beginner.  Also, I love listening to her Australian accent”. - Adelyne L.


"Nerissa is kind, smart in so many more ways than just music (she seems to know just what’s needed), a-mazing with children and adults alike, encouraging - it was all Nerissa who gave my son the courage and confidence to audition for (and get) a singing role in a school musical. He looks forward to every single lesson. She has a way of communicating that makes her students want to try harder. As for the Skype/ online style of lessons, we were at first very skeptical that it would be as effective as in person, but to be honest it was just the same. And of course kids love anything using a bit of tech, so it was actually a benefit, even on the opposite side of the globe! Jackson’s skills and passion continues to grow with Nerissa’s tuition and guidance. I may seem like I’m raving on, but seriously, I cannot recommend her enough...the positive influence she has on my teenage son in music and in life is absolutely valued! Thanks Nerissa for giving me the opportunity to be able to recommend you publicly." - Jodie P


"Nerissa is an exceptional voice teacher to our 8 year old daughter. She enabled our daughter to grow in her vocal skills while encouraging her with fun homework and engaged lesson plans. Our daughter looked forward to lessons with authentic enthusiasm" - Lisa JM


“I have been having lessons with Nerissa for a year-and-a-half for pure enjoyment! The thing I like most from our lessons has been to break down my favorite songs and find a way to make them my own. Singing is something I do just for myself; I have much more confidence in my voice and thanks to Nerissa have definitely grown as a vocalist”. - Kelly S.


"Nerissa is one of the best at what she does. It was great working with her!" - Rika G.


"Nerissa knows her discipline. I wanted to learn how to play songs that I've heard without seeing the music. Nerissa helped me to understand that being able to hear the intervals in the major scale is important to that process." - Margaret W.