first hit single Sweet Silence, which charted in Australia, South East Asia and Japan during the
Throughout Carmellaʼs accomplished career, she opened for artists as diverse as Eartha Kitt,
Daryl Braithwaite, Jenny Morris, Tex Perkins, Paul Capsis and composed for Top 10 artists from
China, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Carmella performed sacred music in Latin and Aramaic as a soloist from the age of seven years
old. An initiated practitioner of meditation (Osho) and yoga (ashtanga, sivananda yoga, kiyoga)
since 1984 and was introduced to Bhakti Yoga and chanting in 1993. She became an accredited
yoga teacher, attaining her teacher training in South India in the Sivananda tradition.
Carmella also became an accredited voice teacher in 2002.
As Carmellaʼs commitment to the practice of Bhakti intensified, she was initiated into
bhakti in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Carmella developed a teaching model called
Voice in Yoga, assisting people from all walks of life, to awaken to the sacred within, and
to release the inner voice. This practice is being utilised and taught in several countries.
Carmella teaches actors, singers, yoga teachers, religious and fitness instructors, teachers,
coaches and anyone for whom the voice is the definitive tool of the trade, using meditation
and yoga as the basis for her training.
Carmella holds a particular passion for working in the field of interfaith – finding and sharing
the commonality between all traditions. Carmella has been teaching yoga and meditation to
the Muslim community in Western Sydney with Auburn City Council, for the past four years
In 2002 Carmella was invited to study Classical Indian music in Vrindavan and Mayapur in
India. She is now one of Australiaʼs most popular and sought after kirtan singers, travelling
the world, performing and running her innovative workshops, particularly in Asia, China,
India, New Zealand and the USA.
“Her music beautifully showcases Carmellaʼs impassioned and angelic voice and
the result is both moving and inspirational”
– Wellbeing Magazine
“Beautiful voice! Beautiful spirit! The music on this CD evokes higher realms, the kind
frequented by angelic beings and devas. It reaches slightly higher too – to that devotional
realm we might actually call ʻhomeʼ”
– Steven J Rosen, author – The Yoga of Kirtan
“Beautiful music! Wonderful production! May many people be blessed by listening to her
– Deva Premal
“Carmella has a lustrous and vibrant voice and presence. I would sing with her anytime,
– Dave Stringer
“A hauntingly beautiful blend of devotional music.ʼ
– Australian Yoga Life