Adam Carnegie

Presenter

Adam has worked in many different fields throughout his life but eventually decided it was time to return to what he loved most, singing and teaching children. He returned to study by completing a Diploma of Music, majoring in Performance as a Vocalist, and Composition Using Electronic Media. He complimented this study by completing a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment and now is running his own music program for children with special needs called Given To Groove.

Adam Issacs

Presenter

Adam has been involved in the music industry since he was 6 years old, getting his start in the Australian Children's Choir. Since then he has gone on to be become an artist in his own right as well as a label owner and artist manager. Adam has worked predominantly in the Hip-Hop industry over the last ten years. He has run or been involved in workshops and performances for Amnesty International, The Salvation Army, The Department of Justice as well as numerous other community groups and organisations. Adam runs the Knox franchise.

Alex Papageorgiou

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Alex has studied drama at Anne Peters school of drama and is involved in a bilingual semi-professional theatre company. She has sung and performed both interstate and overseas. Alex has experience in Greek community choirs as well as an extensive background in hospitality (owning her own cafe for 8 years.) Alex is multi skilled in interacting with people of all age groups and diverse cultural backgrounds.

Ali MacDonald

Presenter

Ali has the unique opportunity of working with pre-school children during the day AND performing as a professional singer in the music industry at night - and has done for many years. At a young age she participated in several musicals at the “Why Not Theatre” in Carlton and from there pursued a career as a professional vocalist. She spent 6 years assisting in Child Dare Development then a further 10 years at Kids Promotions, a company who tours high profile children's entertainment around Australia. During this time Ali contributed as a lead and backing singer on albums and onstage for many Melbourne bands both here and around Australia as well as Mauritius, Fiji, Phuket and Bangkok. She has also performed the Australian National Anthem to a world-wide audience for the V8 Supercars. Ali studied piano and the theory of music for over a decade and demonstrates an incredible feel for her work. She also portrays an incessant appreciation of the invaluable influence of music and movement on pre-school children.

Amanda Armstrong

Amanda is an actor and singer who whose teaching credits include The National Theatre Drama School, St Martins Youth Arts Centre and Theatre, Footscray Community Arts Centre to name but a few.  Amanda’s wealth of performing & teaching experience is a perfect fit for her role as a hey dee ho music Presenter where she keeps the children on the edge of their seats with her theatrical performance and beguiles them with her lovely singing voice!

Amanda Testro

Presenter

Amanda, a professional singer and a budding piano accordion player, is a veteran hey dee ho franchisee, joining the team in 2001.  Amanda looks after the Inner West & Port Philip areas and is still an active hey dee ho presenter herself.  This, she maintains, keeps her finger in the ‘hey dee ho’ pie and also exposes her to the never ending enjoyment of seeing the children kick their development goals whilst singing, dancing & having fun!

Amelia Holdbert

Amelia has enjoyed working with children of all ages for many years. She loves spreading the joy of music through teaching violin and viola, and conducting orchestras at Primary Schools.

Amelia Vitasovich

Having worked with hey dee ho for five years, Amelia is thrilled to be the Brighton Franchise owner! A Speech and Drama tutor, Vocalist and professional silly goose, Amelia brings a passion for education and a love for the world of story and magic to each session with an abundant warmth and enthusiasm.

Belinda Coco

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Belinda has been performing since the age of 3 and has many years of dance & music training. Over the last 16 years she has performed in numerous bands and has also worked as a professional actor in Music Theatre. Her qualifications include a Diploma of Music Performance, Certificate in Music Theatre, Foundation in Drama, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in Music Teaching & First Aid. Belinda has a passion for working with children and enabling them to gain confidence by expressing themselves through music & movement.

Bess Evans

Bess grew up in a family of musicians, so it is no surprise she has made her career out of singing and performance. Bess plays piano and sings in both cover and original bands. She teaches piano and singing from her own studio in Brisbane and is currently completing her Masters in Vocal Pedagogy. She loves kids and helping them grow into happy little musicians.

Brandi Cerreto

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Brandi Cerreto is a singer, dancer, performer and multi-instrumentalist. Brandi has 30 years  of teaching piano, singing and bass privately in her own music school:- (in Melbourne until moving to Kippa Ring in 2007) as well as regularly performing in rock and roll bands, while at the same time raising a family of 5 beautiful children. Brandi has kept fit and active with Yoga for many years. In 2013 she was accepted into Griffith Uni to study vocal pedagogy and now holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Music Studies/ contemporary voice. Brandi is also the under 10s vocal couch at Redcliffe Musical Theatres' Roar Academy.

Bryan Yap

Bryan spent more than a decade in the field of training and development. He was a professional singer trainer, then became a corporate/customer service training supervisor for two popular telecommunication companies successively. Now pursuing his career as a singer, actor, dancer and a voice actor, he already performed as a front act in various concerts and did some short films  and TV commercials. Combining these behavioral and training experiences as well as his artistic talents, rolled with his natural charm with children, he is very excited to be part of hey dee ho  family and let the kids experience how learning can be fun and entertaining at the same time.

Carole Tibbett

Presenter

Originally from the UK, Carole runs the Joondalup and Wanneroo franchise in Western Australia. Carole comes from a musical background, is part qualified in childcare and is proud to be the launcher of the hey dee ho music program in WA. She loves working with her little hey dee ho friends and gets great satisfaction from bringing the joy of music, fun and entertainment to them on a daily basis. She also feels very blessed to able to get up and do something that she loves on a daily basis and truly believes that “every child deserves a hey dee ho moment”.

Catherine Golden

Catherine Golden is a Sydney-based music teacher, performer and composer/arranger. Catherine graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Music with Honours (First Class) in 2014 and was awarded the University Medal for her research in contemporary musicology. Since graduation, Catherine has devoted herself to both performing and teaching in equal measures, becoming experienced in conducting and teaching music to primary school-aged children as well as diversifying her performance career. She currently conducts school bands at three different primary schools as well as running junior music programs and teaching at several private music tuition centres in Sydney’s Inner West and St George areas, specialising in double bass and electric bass, guitar, ukulele, recorder and strings group. Catherine has twenty years experience performing live. After taking up violin from an early age, her performance career officially began at the age of 16 when she began playing as a bassist and guitarist in pub rock bands across Sydney. Her diverse performance career that ensued has included work as a folk-jazz inspired singer songwriter, performance with jazz and rock bands playing double bass, electric bass and guitar, performance in professional and community level bands and orchestras, and freelance session work for commercial recordings, TV commercials, music theatre and film. Catherine regularly performs across Sydney and interstate on the blues and folk festival circuits.

Cathy Beckham

Presenter

Cathy has been with hey dee ho since the early days. She has also performed in many different capacities over the past 30+ years. As well as her experience in children’s education and entertainment, she has toured Victoria with bands and folk groups, performed in choirs and cabaret shows and as a soloist in several pubs, restaurants and private venues. She plays both guitar and piano. Cathy has a particular interest in child development and has had over 20 years experience with special needs children, particularly those with autism and speech delays. She has had experience with sign language and has researched extensively into various different aspects of development including psychology, OT, and the impact of music in the aid of speech development.

Cole Green

Having performed music and theatre her entire life, Cole combines her previous experience as a qualified Early Childhood Educator with a passion for music, movement and FUN! In addition to studying a Bachelor of Education and working with Hey Dee Ho, Cole is a children's circus coach and acrobat. She also holds a Diploma of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and loves working with children to express themselves through singing, dancing and everything in between.

Colette Valvona-Healy

Colette grew up in Scotland studying ballet, tap, modern and jazz. Upon leaving school, she started training with a National Certificate in Community Drama. She has experience in teaching music to preschool age, taught percussion & vocals to school aged students and has lectured video production in Colleges and Universities both in Australia and Scotland, including Queensland School of Film and Television. Colette’s film career lead her to become assistant director on ‘Big Brother Australia’ and’ I'm a Celebrity! Get me outta here’, and has experience hosting school camps, team building training and has facilitated youth groups to create over 250 short films. Colette now concentrates on expanding her passions. She is a practicing Yoga student, she adores teaching music to children and loves to spend time in the garden with her menagerie, including ducks, peacocks, a husband, a tiny horse and two older children.

Dot Allen

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Dot has a background in teaching kinder in country Victoria, running her own restaurant business and as a mother of two boys is very busy like all mums. Dot runs the Casey and Cranbourne hey dee ho franchises in Victoria.

Emily Day Lewis

Emily is the Franchise owner for Alkimos, Yanchep and some of the other far northern suburbs of Perth, WA. She was heavily involved in all things music and drama in high school, playing oboe for a number of orchestras and singing for a number of different choirs, and also loves practicing yoga. After taking some time away from music to study psychology and become the mother of 2 boys, Emily is excited to combine her passion for music and yoga and helping children grow and reach their full potential through our amazing hey dee ho programs.

Estelle Donaldson

Estelle is an accomplished singer and is involved with both hey dee ho and fun-key music, running music sessions for children aged  1 – 12 years. Estelle has a certificate 3 in theatre studies and is loving being part of the hey dee ho team.

Freddie Dobson

Frederique Dobson, known as Freddie, has a Bachelor Degree in Music and has been teaching private classes in singing and music theory for twenty years. Her passion is to introduce and help develop the love of music to children and adults. She teaches fifty students of all ages and abilities per week, and believes that learning music should be fun, safe, inspiring and educational. Frederique is very excited to be part of the Hey Dee Ho team where she can extend her love of music to the young children in her community.

Gemma Donoghue

Gemma comes from a background full of creativity! After a lifetime of performing as a professional singer/songwriter, Gemma has been performing shows and running workshops with children for the past two years. With a genuine love for children and people in general, Gemma’s professional background apart from her creative background is as a disability support worker with both adults and children. Being able to work with children and being able to support them to express themselves through music, movement and art, is a huge passion of Gemma’s and she is extremely proud to be one of the hey dee ho team members. Teaching mindfulness and yoga is also something Gemma is extremely thrilled to be doing as these practices have helped her in her own life. She believes strongly that if children learn to express their emotions and process them by learning ways of relaxing and calming themselves, their lives as adults will also be much easier and more enjoyable.

Guylaine Acker

Presenter

Guylaine has been performing professionally in a 5 piece Corporate Band for over 10 years. Guylaine also choreographs for the Band and when performing Guylaine also plays percussions. Guylaine has a Diploma of Community and Children's Services and has been teaching since 1996. Guylaine is also a presenter for Hey Dee Ho and teaches singing with funkey music.

Hayley Dridan

Presenter

Hayley has been singing from an early age and has since gained honours in both Grade 6 ANZCA Modern Voice and Grade 3 AMEB Music Theory in addition to her VCE Music studies. Whilst studying music business at university, Hayley sung tenor for and was performance manager of the Geelong Harmony Chorus and taught private singing lessons at multiple primary schools across the Geelong region. Heavily involved in cheerleading, Hayley was instrumental in the development of the cheerleading program at the Geelong YMCA and was fortunate enough to travel to the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation National Championships in the Gold Coast. The opportunity to take on the Geelong franchise of hey dee ho combines all of Hayley’s passions and she looks forward to sharing the joy of music with many more Geelong children and families.

James Noller

James lives in Shepparton with his family and his cat, Namine. He is a bit of a creative person, thoroughly enjoying songwriting, novel writing, music, dance, and acting. He has just finished performing in the local company, Awaken Dance Theatre’s premier performance, Voyage. His other hobbies include baking and reading. Aside from working for hey dee ho music, James is also a local piano and voice teacher.

Jason Tupu

Jason has been playing piano and teaching music for over 20years. He has worked in a variety of different fields, but in the last few years has focused on his passion of teaching children music.

Jayne Bennet

Jayne is passionate about children's education and has been working with children for almost 20 years. She is currently studying her Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (primary) and is the proud mother of a 2 year old daughter. Jayne is always looking for ways to improve herself and considers being accepted into Mensa as one of her greatest achievements.

Jennifer Monk

Jennifer graduated from the London School of Dramatic Arts where she trained in acting, singing and dancing, among other techniques. She has been working in the performing arts for over 15 years and has been teaching and directing children and young people for 10 years. Jennifer has been a hey dee ho presenter for 4 years and loves every minute of it. Jenn’s Favs! “One of my favourite songs in the program is ‘Bubbles Pop’ because the children get so excited when they hear the opening that they look like they are about to pop themselves! Any dress up day at hey dee ho is a highlight for me as well!”

Jenny Wilkinson

Presenter

Jenny has been performing professionally for over 30 years. Jenny has a wide scope of experience having performed and toured with many artists all over Australia (from Kate Ceberano to Denis Walter). Jenny plays guitar and piano and teaches singing to adults as well as children. Jenny has run hey dee ho music for over 20 years and founded Fun-key music singing and performance classes for school age children in 1998.

Josie Gauci

Presenter

Josie has been singing since she was 5 years old and music has always been a big part of her life. Josie studied music for her HSC using voice as the instrument. She can also play guitar and flute. Now with 2 kids of her own, hey dee ho is a perfect match. Josie loves seeing her kids and all of the kids she teaches learning and developing through the use of music.  It is a very enriching experience. Josie runs the Sutherland Shire franchise in NSW.

Karli Benson

Presenter

Karli is a big believer in doing in life what makes you happy and what makes her the happiest is children and music. Karli has had extensive experience with children from being a full time nanny for 6 years. She completed her Diploma of Music teaching hoping she could combine her two loves of life. Karli loves performing, she started dancing lessons at the age of 8 years old, in classical, tap and jazz. She has also completed her Diploma of Music Performance. She plays guitar, piano, sings and writes her own music and conducts lessons for children and adults to give them the gift of music that she feels is such a rewarding part of life.

Kelsie Danvers

Presenter

Kelsie has grown up with dancing , singing , the arts and music.  After working as a Dental nurse for 7 years she decided to look for a new career more close to her heart. She feels so lucky that she can work in a field that she loves and is passionate about; making a difference, teaching, learning, and putting smiles on childrens faces.

Kim McDeed

Kim has worked in Early Education since leaving school and has experience in working with children with additional needs. Kim has a strong interest in music and the creative arts and hopes to share all her passions with the children during the hey dee ho sessions.

Kimberley Parker

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Kimberley Parker runs the Rockingham/Mandurah franchise in Western Australia. Kimberley has worked for as a teachers aide, an educators assistant in primary schools and run playgroups for many years prior to taking on the franchise early 2016.

Kirsten Lovett

Kirsten Lovett currently teaches drama at The Young Company and holds a B.A in Drama and English Literature from the University of Queensland. As a teenager, Kirsten was a part of Cairns High’s Centre of Excellence drama program, in addition to being involved in five Tropical Arts productions. While at University Kirsten was selected for ATYP’s National Studio, a week long mentoring event for young playwrights from around Australia. After graduation she interned at Perth-based children’s theatre company Fine Edge Theatre. She also had the opportunity to work abroad at Disneyworld Florida through the Disney International Program. While working at Disneyworld Kirsten completed an Entertainment Professional Development Study with the company. Since returning to Cairns, Kirsten has been involved in productions with The Rondo Theatre, and with Cairns Dinner Theatre.  

Kym Starr

Presenter

Kym was awarded a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Australian National University in 1996. After graduation, Kym worked as a psychologist for a number of years and then moved into health research and policy work. Kym is now enjoying being a Mum and a Hey Dee Ho Music presenter. Kym plays piano and has had training in Ballet, Jazz and Tap dancing. Kym loves improvised theatre and regularly performs in productions by ImproACT, both as an actor and a musician.

Leigh Campbell

Leigh has been performing since she was very young. She started her performance journey in her families Maori, Polynesian cultural group then moved into acting and music. After graduating with a BA degree in Performing Arts with a major in theatre in Education, she began producing and performing her own shows for childcare CTRs and Primary Schools. Leigh has also continued to play music and sing professionally for over 25 yrs as a regular performer in various venues, 2-4 nights a week in the Gold Coast. Her passion for Theatre in Education has become paramount in her life and she will continue to explore the exciting world of children's entertainment and learning through the arts.

Lizzie Frendo

Presenter

Lizzie Frendo has had her finger in the performing arts pie since the tender age of 2. In that time she has appeared in several TV shows and Movies and has travelled around Australia performing in live stage shows. At present Lizzie teaches singing for Isolation and has done so for several years now. Lizzie now owns the Sunbury/Macedon Ranges Franchise of hey dee ho and is continuing to expand the area. As a mother of two she believes music and laughter is one of the keys to a happy home!!!

Margaret Ziino

Presenter

Margaret has been performing as a singer for 12 years and started dancing lessons at the early age of 2. She studied at various music schools and received her certificate 3 in Theatrical Dance, Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre at the Tony Bartuccio School Of Performing Arts. Amongst some freelance work, Margaret performed weekly for many years as a female vocalist in Reception bands at weddings and mixed corporate functions. After teaching group singing at various dance schools around Melbourne, Margaret is now successfully running her own school, 'MARGARET'S SCHOOL OF SINGING & PERFORMING ARTS' where she teaches singing, dancing and drama. Margaret's unique choreography compliments her creative ideas. Margaret made it to the top 80 of Australian Idol in 2007 which was a great learning experience for her, but her passion remains with her teaching. Margaret believes that Life is a Song & Dance.

Melissa Smile

Presenter

Melissa Smile joins hey dee ho from New York City, New York. Smiley started dancing ballet and tap at the age of 5. From there her love of the performing arts grew to singing and playing the piano as well as the clarinet. She has even performed at Carnegie Hall! As she traveled around the world, she has modeled, sung, danced, and played in three different countries. Smiley has a Associates degree in Mass Communication and Journalism, a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is very excited to be joining hey dee ho!

Michelle Cohen

From a young age, I have been active in gymnastics, ballet, singing and performing in school plays. My dedication and love of ice skating allowed me to travel and compete overseas for over 10 years representing Australia. I have an adventurous worldly spirit which helps me have fun with children and see things through their eyes. I am passionate about helping children learn, grow, and discover their own path through music, play, and being active outdoors. I am excited to be the franchisee for the Bayside & Dandenong region presenting hey dee ho music, The Fiction Factory and fun-key yoga to lots of happy little faces.

Michelle Gardiner

Michelle is a mum of two girls and has been singing/performing on various stages from a young age.  Most recently Michelle completed an Artist Development Program and has been developing her career as a singer both solo and in acoustic duo’s/bands.  She also loves dancing and was involved with the Gladstone Park Community Dance Program between the ages of 6 and 19.  Michelle was first introduced to hey dee ho music as a mum bringing her children to the parent child sessions.  She is passionate about the educational and musical offering hey dee ho brings and is excited to be joining the program!

Michelle Lee

Michelle has been teaching yoga since 2005 to all age groups. She is a mother and a strong believer of a holistic approach to children's education that emphasises a reverence for life and a passionate love for learning. Michelle runs the Stonnington franchise in Victoria.

Mitch Lagos a.k.a Brother Billy

Billy loves being a Silly Billy! As a host, director and writer for Hi5, his entertainment / education career with children is prolific. 15 years long it started in Marian St Theatre For Young People as an actor, stage manager and party host. He then moved to Singapore and got a BA (first class Hons) in Musical Theatre whilst supporting himself by dressing up for kids at parties and hosting shows in shopping malls all around Asia! Since graduating he has worked around the world in professional theatre for kids in shows like Treasure Island, Cat In The Hat, Garfield, Angelina Ballerina, Transformers, Hi5 and more! For more kid’s fun with him, find him @brotherbilly.

Nicolla Morehouse

Nicolla has been performing since she was a child and is a huge lover of Music and the performing arts. She has a diverse performance dance background from Tahitian, Ballet & Flamenco dancing. She has sung professionally – to a televised audience as large as one million people and plays the piano. Nicolla’s education background is in Psychology which is very relevant to Childhood development, she has a teaching background in Language & Community Services, she has 2 years of experience teaching Kindergarten in South Korea and is a mother of 4. Education: Bachelor Psychology (Current), Dip. CSW, Dip. TESOL, Cert IV TAE, WHS Cert IV

Rachel Chetcuti

Rachel Chetcuti has been singing, dancing & performing since she was 5. She has a huge passion for singing, dancing, performing and working with children. Up until mid 2017, she taught dance at a local dance school for 10 years, and travels around Melbourne running dance workshops to primary and secondary schools. Rachel has also taught private singing classes for local children. She has performed in amateur theatre productions, and is currently studying Bachelor of Education through Swinburne.

Roxanne Morabito

Presenter

Roxanne originally hails from Tasmania and started classical ballet and modern dance at the age of six, picking up other styles of dance including highland, tap & national. Over the next ten years she spent time working with the Tasmanian Dance Company, the National Theatre Ballet School in Melbourne, The Canberra Institute and choreographers and members of the Sydney Dance Company. She then went on to perform in stage productions and theater restaurants which then lead to a professional singing career which is still ongoing. With a wide range of experience in office administration and customer service, plus a background in singing and dance, the opportunity to join the hey dee ho music team was too good to resist and Roxanne now owns and operates the Glen Eira franchise in Victoria.

Ryan Ireland

Ryan was born and raised in the North-West of England. A jack of all trades performer brimming with energy and character, professionally trained as a Singer, Dancer, Actor, while dabbling in many other fields!

Sharon Wright

Presenter

Sharon is a seasoned performer, having worked professionally in music for over 20 years. As a mum, her interest in childhood development and the opportunity to work with children led her initially to the hey dee ho music program. She has purchased the Franchise for Melbourne City, City of Yarra and Moreland, leaving behind a successful corporate career to follow her dream of becoming a small business owner. Sharon is delighted to be able to share her love of music with the 'little folk' in her classes and thoroughly enjoys bringing music to life in a way that is educational and fun. Sharon sees her parent-child classes as a way for people to connect in the community and she is passionate about providing an enjoyable time for all - there will always be a cuppa on offer after the sessions so parents and carers get to know each other whilst the children have some playtime together.

Sonia Bridgewater

Sonia spent her primary and high school years learning singing and dancing with the Johnny Young School and then the Australian Girls Choir. With degrees in Anthropology and Health Promotion, she has always been interested in people and health and is a huge advocate that music is very healing both on a physical and mental level. As a mother of boys with special needs, she sees everyday the impact music has had on their lives, and sees what a magical connection you can make with babies all the way up to our senior years!  Sonia believes hey dee ho is a wonderful opportunity to connect with kids...music is pure joy and expressed in their own individual ways.  

Sonja Olsen

Presenter

Sonja originally comes from a classical musical background, studying clarinet & playing in an orchestra, which later progressed to playing in the accompanying band for musicals, then eventually climbing out of the 'pits' to sing on stage. Experiences to date includes singing in a duo; in an accapella group; being a character at a theatre restaurant; various characters doing Singing Telegrams; & has been part of a performance troupe for the last 10 years (called 'Where's Jo?') that puts on charity concerts annually to raise money for worthy causes. Sonja has completed two acting courses at NIDA in Sydney and is a mother of two young children.

Sophie Sylvester

Sophie has almost always been a musician, playing almost anything you can give her she was a maestro to this day. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at UNSW majoring in piano performance and pedagogy. She also directs and sings in a church band, and works as a piano accompanist. With a deep a passion for education and for kids she has been teaching piano and music theory for over 5 years. She loves the excitement and delight she sees in kids as they engage with the story telling, physical movement and music of the Hey Dee Ho program.

Susie Paino

From an early age, Susie has always showed a love of music, performance and sport. She studied piano from the age of five and has performed in various musical groups and choirs throughout her life. She has always played a variety of sports and believes exercise is an essential component for a happy life. With three girls of her own, entertaining young children with her skills has led her from running playgroups to coaching sporting teams and directing school bands. Watching children respond to the power and benefit of music and exercise is an extremely rewarding experience which she loves. hey dee ho has been a great opportunity for her to complement her love of music, exercise and children and see its effect on young absorbent minds.

Tansy McLean

Tansy grew up in a musical family. She has been singing since she could blink, performing since she was 5 and writing songs since she was 8. Currently she writes, records and performs in Sydney with two duo's and two bands. Tansy has performed nationally and internationally singing blues, Rnb, jazz, neo soul, gospel and pop. She has worked with some of Sydney's favourite corporate acts and performed at some of Sydney's most iconic venues.Tansy has also featured on Radio National, 4 Corners, Kerry-Ann Kennerly, The Project and A Current Affair as both a singer and an advocate for carers and the disabled through Carers NSW. She worked in the special needs industry for eleven years and has a love for children of all ages and abilities. She loves being part of hey dee ho team!

Virginia Stack

Virginia is a highly experienced and passionate teacher of music. She has a particular interest in developing young musicians and currently teaches at Primary and Secondary schools as well as University level students and working professionals. She has developed and taught a wide range of music programmes and particularly loves the Hey Dee Ho programme for its wholistic approach to educating young children, combining music with movement within a scientifically proven early learning framework - and a whole lot of fun! Virginia combines her teaching career with her own professional singing having had an international career in the world of Opera, Music Theatre and Dance. She has two children who are both incredibly active in the Arts especially music and dance.