Certified instructor of The Deva Method

Having been a singer for 20 years and a teacher for 15, I love all styles of contemporary music and enjoy singing many styles including Jazz, pop, funk and folk which I have performed at many venues around Sydney singing both covers and original music.

As a young singer in my late teens I studied with Christine Beasley in Sydney, a wonderful opera singer who introduced me to classical singing and also nurtured my love of jazz. Later I went on to study for several years with the fabulous and internationally renowned jazz singer Joy Yates who educated me further in the jazz genre. I was a member of Joy’s illustrious ensemble the Jubilation Singers and performed with them in many festivals and concerts around Australia including the Sydney Carols in the Domain.

As I progressed in my solo career as a contemporary singer I was looking for a vocal method that would help me sing with more power and control, which is when I discovered Jeannie Deva. Soon after I started working with The Deva Method I knew I wanted to teach it. I was sure of this because I experienced the benefits first hand in a short amount of time and was truly blown away by the increased control and richness I was able to achieve with my voice. I wanted to show others how to do the same.

After training with Jeannie Deva herself, I was privileged to open the first Australian Deva Method Voice studio in 2010.  Since then, in addition to my private studio, I have shared this method at many schools and at all schooling levels including The McDonald College of Performing Arts in North Strathfield, The Academy of Music and Performing Arts - Surry Hills, PLC Ladies College in Croydon and more.


Maureen Longo has a current NSW Working With Children Check #WWC0622083E, and a current QLD Working With Children Blue Card #2196352/1

I truly enjoy teaching singers of all ages and all abilities. My students inspire me, I take great pleasure in their personal vocal triumphs and I never get tired of witnessing them experience the ‘A-Ha’ moments.