Merilyn Steele is a seasoned performer of over 20 years working successfully as a freelance vocalist, with resident club bands, at festivals, with her duo, Alter Ego, and also fronts and directs her own 5 piece band. She has performed in shows all around Australia and internationally in clubs, hotels, private functions, festivals, weddings and cruises.
In 2011 Merilyn opened ‘Steele’s School of Song’ and began teaching singing, guitar, songwriting and musicianship to adults and children and has since gone on to teaching at two other academy’s in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
She has studied music extensively throughout the years. In addition to her THROGA certification she has also completed Level 4 at Sydney University’s Conservatorium of Music in Ear Training and Sight Singing; Contemporary Vocal Studies with a private teacher and a year of classical training with a private teacher. She also holds a Certificate 4 in Music Management from Sydney TAFE College.
Merilyn won an award for Female Vocalist of the Year at a festival in Horsham in country NSW. She has won many awards for songwriting and boasts a catalogue of 4 CD’s of her own material and is signed to three publishers including two in the US.
One of her passions as a teacher is working with artists and children to bring out their true potential and guide them to a sustainable career in the music industry.