Singing - Acting - Instrumental

Our aim is to inspire students to discover a lifelong enjoyment of performing arts by providing a nurturing training environment.

Creative Kids Provider

We are a Creative Kids Provider, and accept Creative Kids Vouchers. For further information visit Service NSW.


Our Lessons


Focusing on making singing easy and enjoyable, and assisting students to create a free, resonant tone with no stress or strain. Both Mark and Sarah are formally trained with extensive experience in a variety of vocal styles from classical to contemporary commercial music.


Equipping students with the foundational skills of acting in both stage and/or screen. Teachings are based on The Stanislavski method


Lessons focus on a balanced approach of following a structured workbook, with fun complementary creative elements like learning a pop song or writing a song.

Suitable for all ages

Whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced singer/actor or musician, if you want to improve your skills, or polish an audition/performance piece or just build confidence in an one on one setting, then ongoing private lessons are for you!

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SMM Studios Teachers

Mark and Sarah’s approach to teaching is student-centred, believing performing arts lessons should be enjoyable and holistic, building confidence and self-belief.

Every student is unique, whether an absolute beginner or advanced, and lessons are personalised to fit the goals and aspirations of the student. They are vocal health advocates who are able to help people understand and reach excellence, in a variety of performing arts disciplines. Mark and Sarah continue to upskill as performing arts educators by attending conferences and workshops, at home and abroad.

Mark and Sarah have guided students through exams, Eisteddfods, HSC and Audition preparation, as well as Music Theory and Aural lessons. Some students have gone on to make a career in Performing Arts, appearing in TV/Film, Professional Musicals, working as soloist artists or in bands.

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Listen to our students

Sarah is great. Patient and informed. Would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn how to sing.


Mark and Sarah provide a wonderfully nurturing, fun and inclusive environment for all of their students. [They] have an unwavering enthusiasm and passion for the arts and bring a wealth of knowledge to our community, they continue to instil confidence by building skills and providing real performance experience opportunities. We are very lucky to have them!


As an adult, I had always wanted to return to singing... it was something I had loved to do as a child and teenager. From my first enquiry to my first lesson, to weekly lessons the whole team have been wonderful. Mark has been a great and patient teacher. He is so supportive and put my nerves at ease straight away.


Frequently Asked Questions

Need more info? Check our Terms & Conditions for more details.

While every child’s developmental growth differs. We recommend starting lessons from the age of 8. We offer trial lessons, which is allows the teacher and the student to gauge if this is the right time to start.
Excluding the first lesson, we encourage parents and guardians to remain outside the lesson room. We believe this gives students the freedom to develop without the awareness of observation from others. We ask that parents wait in their vehicles for the duration of the lesson.
Yes! We offer one off trial lessons. Pre-payment of the lesson is mandatory.
$40 inc GST per 30 mins. All lessons are pre-paid and invoiced in 8 week blocks
If you need to miss a lesson due to illness or an important commitment, at least 1-hour notice must be given. Make up lessons usually can be organised at another time that the teachers' discretion, pending availability. There are no refunds given for missed lessons.
If a teacher needs to cancel a lesson due to illness or a previous commitment, firstly we try to find a replacement teacher for the lesson. If that is not possible, we can try to reschedule the lesson, or we will give you a credit for the lesson off your fees.
Payment can be made by direct deposit, or PayID only. Our bank details are included on all invoices. No cash is accepted.
Payment plans are available in weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments to the value of the agreed ongoing lesson fee. An additional admin fee of 5% of the total invoice will be incurred. Payment instalments must be honoured as per the frequency of instalments agreed to. SMM Studios reserve the right to cancel or postpone lessons, should payment plans not be honoured at any time, for any reason. Payment plans will be organised and agreed to via email confirmation only.
Yes, lessons continue through the school holidays, unless advised otherwise via email by the parents/students. We ask parents and students to advise via email any conflicting dates as soon as possible. For example: school holidays, family holidays, one-off events, work commitments, etc.
No lessons on Public Holidays.
Yes! We are a Creative Kids Provider and can accept vouchers as payment for services. Further information visit
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  • Recording device – i.e. Phone or dedicated recording device
  • Bottled water
Yes, we offer all lesson types online. We request that students prepare before ongoing online lessons to:
  • Check if your internet connection is stable—In order of stability: Wired, Wifi, Mobile
  • You have access to an electronic device that has a webcam and microphone that can host video conference calls
  • A quiet room to avoid distractions
While it is not mandatory, SMM Studios hosts a yearly concert for students who wish to showcase their work. SMM Studios encourages all performance opportunities for students, both internal and external.
Yes, we can assist in preparation for exams and Eisteddfods, although this is not mandatory. We prepare students for:Taree, Coffs Harbour, & PMQ Eisteddfods. We also prepare students for HSC Music, Drama as well as AMEB syllabuses.
Our Terms and Conditions can be viewed here:
Terms and Conditions