Myleene Angela Klass (born 6 April 1978) is an English singer, model, occasional actress, pianist, fashion designer, presenter and media personality. She was formerly a member of the defunct British pop band Hear'Say. Klass was born in Gorleston, Norfolk, England to an Anglo-Austrian father and a Filipina mother. She comes from six generations of classical musicians on her father's side: Klass's grandmother was an opera singer and her grandfather left his violin to her, which she went on to play. Klass began to learn the piano and violin from the age of four and then the harp at 12. She took Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exams in violin, piano and voice. She received an A grade in A-level music, and became a Norfolk County scholar.
Klass attended St. Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, then Cliff Park High school in Gorleston, before going to Notre Dame High School, Norwich for a short time. While at school, she spent her Saturdays studying singing at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and later took a musical theatre course at the Royal Academy of Music, University of London.