RIENTS Vox is a singing teacher at Vox Singing Academy.
Rients joined the Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional College stage band at 14 years of age and began writing and performing original music with school mates at the age of 16.
Studying music history and styles in VCE under Mark McSherry, he then went on to complete a vocal training course at Box Hill Institute of Tafe while obtaining a Bachelor of Nursing at Australian Catholic University.
Taking lessons from accomplished musicians such as Heath King, Alisha Gartland, Cassie Crawford and Daniel Colabro, Rients continued to perform originals and cover songs in a myriad of Victorian live music venues, both regional and metropolitan.
Performing, recording and co-writing with bands such as;
- Foreign Birds
- Westside Circus Band
- Kassandra Complex
- Sons of the Apocalypse
- The Original Generics
Playing festivals such as
- Port Ferry
- Push On
- The Hills are Alive
- The Melbourne Show
- Rock the Bay
Finalist of Freezer Battle of the Bands
Finalist of Pony Music Battle of the Bands
Winner of Gunn Music Battle of the Bands
Performing Weddings, funerals, birthdays, and even the Wonthaggi Hot Rod Show.
Rients and his numerous outfits have played with and alongside the likes of Eskimo Joe, Twelve Foot Ninja, Magic Dirt, Killing Heidi, 28 Days, The Grand Silent System, Motorace, MM9, The Brown Hornet, Mammal, Anim8, The Beards, Bellusira and Sydonia just to name a few.
As you can tell Rients has a wealth of Stage, Recording and performance experience and knowledge and is a multi instrumentalist and accomplished songwriter. He is more than willing to share this knowledge with all students.
Rients possesses a big 4 plus octave range and can sing and teach all contemporary genres of singing like pop,
rock, RnB, muscial theatre and metal and also particularly specialises in rap and hip hop, has lovable fun personality and is confident teaching both adults and children, males and females.
- Rients teaches Mondays and Tuesdays at Brunswick Studio from 12 PM till 10 PM
- Wednesdays at the Bayswater studio from 12 PM till 10 PM.
“Rients possesses the unique blend of musical flair, first-hand industry experience and, most importantly, the gentleness and communication skills that make him an excellent teacher. In a relatively short time frame, he has not only helped me push my singing to the next level but has also helped inform and nourish my holistic attitude towards becoming a professional musician. I am extremely lucky to have him as a teacher and mentor and look forward to continuing to work with him."
“Rients is a wicked singing teacher. He creates an awesome teaching atmosphere . I always have a blast in class. He has helped me a ton with developing my vocals, as well as gaining confidence in my abilities. It is great to have a teacher who invests their time in understanding what i would like to achieve from singing and help lead me in the appropriate direction."
“I have been seeing Rients as my singing teacher for 8 lessons. He offers a professional, relaxed and friendly style of teaching. Rients easily recognised my strengths and weaknesses, and provides take-home vocal exercises and singing scales to help me improve my voice. Singing lessons with Rients are most definitely a highlight of my week!"
– Julia Shub
“I've worked with three singing teachers, and Rients has been by far the best. His lessons and voice exercises are focused on the areas where you can most improve, so you get a real sense of progress. At the same time, he's very flexible, so you're always working on what interests you.
– Sean Murphy, PhD"
“Rients has helped me reach my goal of feeling confident to sing and play music with the patients I work with. I now sing everyday with patients and it has become an integral part of my role.The structure of the sessions really suited me and I had clear exercises to work on at home. Rient made me always felt my goal was achievable and was patient when I had difficulties"
– Ryan Wallace – Occupational therapist in mental health