Having played the cello, recorder and piano, and sung extensively in my youth, I went on to study singing at the Royal Academy of Music, emerging with a degree and a first class teaching qualification. I returned to music after having a break to have a family, and have grown a thriving, busy and diverse practice as a musician and teacher based mainly in Somerset, UK.
Over the past twenty years, massive progress has been made in voice science and understanding. Regularly attending conferences, seminars and workshops to keep abreast of the latest thinking to inform my teaching practice, I take pride in being a professional teacher.
My primary focus is upon teaching a safe and versatile singing and breathing technique which is adaptable to all styles of music, from classical to jazz, MT and CCM/Pop. I have a truly diverse range of students ranging from around 7 to 75, with many different interests and aims. It is hugely satisfying to help them achieve these, and we have a lot of fun along the way.
Many sing just for the pure enjoyment of it. Some of my younger pupils have achieved impressive success in singing exams, and in music and dance festivals. Some have successfully auditioned for National Youth Music Theatre and Youth Music Theatre UK, and others have gained places on university performing arts degree courses and at drama conservatoires. Adult pupils have learned new skills and gone on to join both pop/rock and traditional choirs, and music theatre, and opera groups.
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workshops, performing and other THINGS I DO
Music director for Music Theatre, producer, opera chorus coach, workshop facilitator, choir director and coach, young performers programme coordinator, singing coach to dancers, orchestral player, coach and conductor.
Performing in recital, as a soloist for choral works, opera and music theatre, singing at weddings and and funerals.