The Voice Lab


"Kelly Hocking is the bee's knees. I’ve been seeing Kelly for 6 years now and absolutely owe the leaps and bounds I’ve made over the years solely to her. I’ve seen her teach a huge range of people- she’s never unsure how to connect, bring out the best and always leaves people more knowledgeable and empowered than she found them. I walked in a shy, wannabe singer; I’m now a professional recording artist. Bottom line is, Kelly Hocking is world class and she’ll be a part of my team for the duration of my career- without a doubt."

Abby Wolfe – Professional Recording Artist, Auckland

"Kelly was profoundly influential in the early days of my career. I had huge confidence issues and Kelly provided an incredibly safe and welcoming environment to express myself and to explore my voice. I am now a full time professional musician and I still regularly seek Kelly’s coaching and guidance in regards to my vocal performance. She is a real straight shooter whilst retaining a wonderful, fun and loving environment. I always leave my sessions with Kelly feeling inspired and excited to get singing!"

Ciaran McMeeken – Professional Recording Artist, Auckland

"Kelly has given me the confidence I never had before I started lessons with her. I was able to find my voice and learn techniques that I didn’t know existed. She has been a wonderful coach and mentor and has shown me my voice is something to be proud of!"

Maxine Buswell- Gibbs, Actor and Singer, Otago

"Not only is Kelly one of the foremost experts in the country on Vocal Pedagogy, she's also one of the foremost experts in creating a safe, comfortable, enjoyable and creative space where you can feel totally at ease in trying new things and committing to all of her vocal exercises. I've experienced so much growth in both technique and confidence while under her tutelage. I can't recommend her highly enough and she has been instrumental in helping me improve as a performer as well as giving me the tools to ace any audition I come up against."

Evan Fenemor, Musical Theatre Performer, New Zealand

"I wasn't entirely sure what to expect of my voice or of Kelly when jumping into a new genre and new coach simultaneously! Kelly's considerable expertise and encouraging manner have rapidly increased my confidence and ability with musical theatre, both from a stylistic point of view, and a technical one. I've sung things I never thought possible only a couple of months ago, plus she's given me the tools to keep on improving on my own - I can't speak highly enough of my experience!"

Isobel Topham, Otago

"As an adult student of The Voice Lab NZ, I appreciate how much Kelly understands and encourages my individual journey. She is remarkably effective at combining theory, metaphors, mechanics and my own experience in a way that enables me to quickly understand and apply the lesson at hand. She is a articulate, generous and empathetic mentor, and I wholeheartedly recommend her and the Voice Lab NZ to anyone who wants to develop their craft beyond what they think possible."

Chris Hinch, Otago

"I had such a great time during our one-on-one. Since unlocking my voice with you I have been like unleashed on the world! My confidence is through the roof. So grateful. And it just feels like a reunion with my voice. "

Chelsea Evans, Auckland