I am an experienced teacher and performer of voice, piano, violin and flute. I perform and teach mainly classical/musical theatre/jazz styles though I am able to offer vocal coaching for all genres of music including pop and rock.
I am a trained opera singer and have worked as a professional classical singer including attending university on a choral scholarship and I have performed as a soloist and in choirs at weddings, funerals, parties and concerts including tours of the UK and Europe. I have also worked as a lay clerk at Peterborough and Chelmsford Cathedrals.
I also have recording experience as a singer and sound engineer. The styles that I regularly perform are classical/opera.
In addition to singing, I am an experienced and accomplished instrumentalist and am able to teach violin, piano and flute up to Grade VIII. I am also able to tutor music theory (all grades) for those students hoping to progress past Grade V.
I am an experienced musician and have taught at all levels from beginner to advanced with a particular interest in vocal tuition. I am happy for students to follow a formal syllabus leading to exams from any of the recognised exam boards (I have used ABRSM, Guildhall and Trinity College in the past) or to follow a more relaxed route for those looking for a hobby or means of relaxation.
I am an experienced and energetic teacher who is able to offer a personalised approach to music tuition. I can offer formal teaching with the goal of entering and progressing through exams or preparation for auditions but lessons can be more casual and just for fun if that is preferred. I am able to teach all age groups including mature students.
Singing lessons always begin with appropriate warm ups, breathing exercises and vocal exercises to ensure pain free singing as well as developing vocal strength, breathing technique and range. Depending on the student, this is then followed by working on repertoire with either piano accompaniment or pre-recorded backing tracks (dependent on type of music). I am keen to develop students’ musicality and so like to work on more than just singing the notes including exploration of the history and analysis and discussion of the music being studied to really allow students to get inside the repertoire and perform it at their very best.
Instrumental lessons follow a similar pattern, but with the appropriate scales and warm-up exercises in place of vocal exercises.
Music theory and GCSE/A-level tuition is entirely student focussed and will vary depending on individual needs.