“Melissa is an inspirational teacher who has that rare ability to draw the very best out of her students getting them playing at a standard often above their natural level."


Mark Walton OAM 

Outreach Music

Clarinet and saxophone guru

I can recommend Melissa to any Eisteddfod Association who is seeking an energetic, supportive and courteous adjudicator. Melissa has much to offer in ensuring the success of such competitions. 

Dr Les Killion

Rockhampton Eisteddfod Society


Mel is unquestionably one of those special people who possesses such musical talent and skill in teaching, adjudicating and performing. Her ability to provide quality advice to her students and her experience in accompanying artists who perform with her are exceptional. I would recommend Mel and her musical services to anyone.


Katie Rutledge

Opera Queensland


"You are the perfect person to come and visit the country town students because you are encouraging and understanding and give the students just the amount of push that they need to go forwards..."


Wendy Champion

Woodwind Teacher

Inverell, NSW



'Mel is such a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm, and she goes to

great lengths to bring music education to small country towns like Forbes. She offers so much versatility and encouragement, and is just so easy to get along with. Thanks Mel- you are a true gem. '


Von Janetzki

Forbes, NSW


Whether playing for me or my students, Melissa has always had a professional and positive attitude. Melissa's walm, calming smile puts any performer at ease!


Cathryn Burgess

Lyric Soprano 

Singing Teacher


The eisteddfod movement is the powerhouse in the pursuit of excellence in the performing arts.

What a joy it is when we welcome Melissa Philp as our adjudicator for the vocal instrumental sections of the Lismore eisteddfod.We know she will give generously of her time, expert

knowledge and will encourage with wisdom and compassion our performers. young and young at heart, in their pursuit of their goal of excellence.


Valerie Axtens, Secretary

Lismore Musical Festival Society