The Voice Lab

Our team

Kelly Hocking

Founder and Master Teacher

Kelly Hocking trained in acting, voice and dance at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. She studied singing with the late Tony Award winner, John Peck, and has gone on to study with several other renowned teachers in both classical and contemporary styles of singing.
In New Zealand, Kelly has performed in productions for The Fortune Theatre in Dunedin, The Court Theatre in Christchurch, Musical Theatre Dunedin, Taieri Musical Society, North Shore Musical Society in Auckland and in national touring productions for THETA. Credits include “Kate/Lucy” in Avenue Q, “Ellen” in Miss Saigon, “Roxie Hart” in Chicago, “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret, “Mrs. Banks” in Mary Poppins and “The Baker’s Wife” in Into The Woods. Kelly has performed as a lead vocalist with groups including The Oxo Cubans, St Kilda Brass and La Forza and is currently a member of The Divas managed by DKCM. Whilst in America she appeared in TV commercials and short films in addition to theatre.

Kelly was the first recipient of the full Level 3 certification in Applied Vocal Pedagogy and Voice Science from AtlasVoice. In 2014 she completed a course in Somatic Voicework© The LoVetri Method; which is dedicated to CCM (non-classical) styles of singing. Kelly is a mentor for voice teachers all over New Zealand and has a special interest in vocal health. 

Anna Langford

Anna Langford

Senior Teacher

Anna joined The Voice Lab nz team as a Senior Teaching in 2018.

Anna spent 6 years living in London where she gained her Pg Dip in Musical Theatre from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts studying under Paul Sabey, she worked as an actor and also as an agent’s assistant to two of London’s top Talent Agencies before moving back to NZ in 2014.

UK credits include;  Martha in The Secret Garden, Sally in Live Like Pigs, Claudia in Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Young Sally in Follies and singer in Grateful in Concert at Cadogan Hall. She also produced and performed in sold out cabaret shows This Has Nothing to Do With…Love and Revive Me at the Battersea Barge. 

Whilst in NZ Anna has performed in Sing for Your Supper for Auckland Theatre Company, performed her own cabaret “Over the Rainbow” at The Basement Theatre and has regularly performed for Doug Kamo Creative Management at various corporate events and local shows including two South Island tours of The Other Mrs. Brownz Boys. Past shows for Musical Theatre Dunedin include Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Cats and playing a  ‘Diva’ in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Anna gained her BA in Performing Arts from Otago University in 2007 with minors in Theatre Studies and Film and Media Studies. During this time she studied Contemporary dance adding to her past dance training of Tap and Jazz.

Anna completed her Level 1 TOSCA qualification in 2017 and is thoroughly enjoying teaching at The Voice Lab nz.

Bethany Waite

Bethany Waite 

Beth recently completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Otago University where she specialized in Musical Theatre Voice. In 2018, she embarks on a Master of Arts in Theatre Studies where she will focus on creating a new piece of work that examines J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan. 

Previously she has taught at Christchurch School of Music in both individual and group vocal tuition. A core focus of her work is communicating the basic skills of healthy vocal technique and the starts of music education. Beth has also previously worked alongside AtlasVoice teachers for various projects over the past four years. 

Beth has a passion for musical theatre performance as well as the rich history that encompasses the genre.

Affiliated Professionals 

Ravil Atlas of AtlasVoice, voice teacher and pedagogue, Christchurch -

Miriam Dixon, voice teacher, Wellington -

Jenn Shelton, voice teacher,  Wanaka

Ez Zulkifly of A Plus Physio, voice physiotherapist, Dunedin -