Melissa Toy

Melissa Toy

Music Theory & Singing Teacher in London

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

Melissa is an enthusiastic vocal coach with over 10 years of experience working 121 and in group environments with both Adults and Children. She is especially adept at helping singers find ‘their unique voice’. Melissa guides students through a variety of individually tailored exercises that are designed to establish strong foundations in vocal technique thereby encouraging vocal freedom and confidence. She is a qualified voice specialist accredited by the Institute for Vocal Advancement and Modern Vocal Training. She also holds a first-class BA (Hons) in Creative Musicianship.

Melissa has over 25 years’ experience of performing as a singer and pianist and has participated in various groups, duos, and as a solo act. Her styles range from musical theatre, jazz, pop, rock and anything in between. Born in New Zealand, she was heavily involved in musical theatre both front and back of the house before moving to the UK. In addition to teaching in her private studio, Melissa also teaches at the BIMM Institute London and the Sing Space. She is also a doctoral researcher at UCL exploring the relationship between Music Performance Anxiety and the Self in Singers.

Whether you are singing for a hobby or to fulfil your creative passions Melissa will be able to assist you with her tailored approach to coaching.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • 1st Class BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship
  • MSc Psychology
  • Certified Instructor with the Institute for Vocal Advancement
  • Certified Instructor with Modern Vocal Training


1/2 hour£38.00
1 hour£61.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Sydney Rd, Raynes Park, London, SW20. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
June 22, 2021

I have been getting lessons with Mel for the last four years, I am constantly learning and growing. She encourages me to be the best singer I can be both technically and as a performer – thank you Mel!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 22, 2021

Melissa is, for me, an ideal voice coach. She is encouraging, professional, works around, and with, personal idiosyncrasies and ensures that achievements, and forward momentum, are ongoing. Both voice and confidence have improved through working with her. Best of all? She makes it FUN.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 22, 2021

It’s really impressive! Often as a parent, you pay for lessons and think, “oh well, he enjoys it”, but this is like BOOM! He is actually learning and growing before our eyes! You’re the best!