Your Instructor


Roma Waterman

If you live in Australasia and are into Christian music, there is no doubt you will have heard of Roma Waterman. She has released many albums and toured Internationally winning several songwriting awards. She is passionate about all things worship and creative! The author of 'Releasing Heaven's Song', 'The God Artist- The Quest For Supernatural Influence', 'The Handbook for Working Singers' and 'Creative Identity-Carving Your Angel in the Rock', Roma is an Amazon No 1 best seller for her books which focus on arts and spirituality. As a professional vocal coach, she has spent over 25 years working with contestants on The X Factor, The Voice and Australian Idol as well as running her own singing school. She is the founder of the much loved Melbourne Gospel Choir, a regular staple on television and studio recordings. Her wealth of experience in this arena makes her a leading expert in her field of vocals, songwriting and performance. As a worship leader and songwriter, many of her songs have been in the top ten on Christian Radio nationally, including ‘I Was Carried’, ‘More Than Icecream’, ‘Lifting Me Up’ and ‘No Ordinary Life’. Amongst her many songwriting awards, she was humbled to receive The Gospel Music Associations Honour award for outstanding contribution to Christian music in Australia. As a speaker, worship leader and trainer, she also creates online courses to help others achieve their dreams as creative artists - singers, songwriters, painters, dancers, worship leaders and artists. Currently, there are over 30,000 students worldwide doing one of her courses. Come join the HeartSong Tribe - you'll love it!

Your Trainers

Dan McCollam

Our Team

Jimmy Rietmeyer - COMMUNITY LEADER



Jimmy is a fun loving, chatty and laid back, confessing to love singing, crying in happy movies and bragging about his kids. With a heart to care for people who don't "fit the mould" Jimmy studied as a social worker before branching out into school chaplaincy and then into disability support, implementing programs for adults with Intellectual disabilities. Creatively Jimmy splits his artistic endeavours between volunteering as music director and worship leader his church, and writing and releasing his own original worship tunes, under the name "Mud to Marble". Jimmy is also husband to gorgeous wife Sarah and father to 2 zany little children, Bella and Gabriel. As a family they love sing along's, savory foods, Thomas the Tank Engine and currently, lounge room dance parties to Crazy Frog or Daddy's song.
Samantha Markham - COMMUNITY LEADER


Samantha is a worship pastor, vocalist, guitarist, growing bass player and has been studying with HeartSong Academy for the past two years. 

Samantha enjoys songwriting and the arts and is passionate about seeing people grow in their gifts and fulfilling the call God has placed on their lives. Her desire is to see the kingdom of God manifest here on Earth. Samantha is currently working towards her degree in music at JMC Academy while continuing on at HeartSong Academy for her 3rd year. Samantha is from Melbourne, Australia where she resides with her husband David and her two primary school age boys.




Hailing from the Philippines, Didi is a self-proclaimed introvert who geeks out on technology, movies and music. She has worked at technical support, sales, finance, and customer service. She has a strong Christian background and believes in the miracle of God's healing from personal experiences.

When she is not working, she makes sure she spends time with her partner and 4 year old son Miggy.  She loves to travel, the beach and going to the movies.