Toni Zaffa is a local girl who got her break when she was cast in the role of the “Soul Sister” in Jesus Christ Superstar.
Producer Harry M. Miller wrote, “Toni Zaffa has an extraordinary voice and is a credit to the industry”.
Toni has performed with Louis Shelton (The Wrecking Crew who was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame), Deni Hines, Jon Stevens (Noiseworks), Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), Renee Geyer and has recorded with Kirk Pengilly (INXS) and Richard Clapton.
Toni moved to New York City where she performed at Don’t Tell Mamma, Chicago Blues, Red Eye Grill, Tribeca Blues, The Duplex and The Metropolitan Cafe with the David Letterman Band & Randy Brecker & The Brecker Brothers. She has also toured Los Angeles, Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Denver, Colorado & Canada. She thrilled audiences from the Mississippi Delta to the explosive Off-Broadway shows on the streets of New York City then returned home to be crowned “The Queen of the Noosa Jazz Festival”.
Her unique approach incorporates extensive training from the world’s most renowned vocal coaches including Celine Dion’s only vocal coach, the venerable Professor William Riley. Toni delivers the latest auditioning skills honed from her rich and diverse experience auditioning on Broadway.
Toni completed her formal academic training at the Conservatorium of Music at Griffith University.
She teaches proven performance techniques and important methods to protect vocal health.
Toni is currently the Contemporary Vocal Coach at Sunshine Coast Grammar since 2013 and previously at Montessori International College for three years.
She also teaches privately and on Zoom if preferred.
Toni’s unique methodology, holistic vocal philosophy and auditioning skills brings an invaluable insight and produces remarkable results for her students in all genres of Contemporary music.
The Audio Mill team