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About Me/Hear Me Sing

ABOUT ME

I studied voice at the Royal College of Music (95-97) in London as a postgraduate where I received my performance diploma and studied teaching of voice. When I came top in the ‘Art of Teaching’ class, I was given my first teaching post by the Professor training the course and I have taught now for the last 22+ years, doing singing jobs for fun and profit. I gained my BA degree in Music from Reading University (89-92) where I subsequently taught voice for 8 years (98-06). I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), the National Association of Singing Teachers (NATS), and the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS).

I completed my PhD in Applied Psychology of Music in 2019 (specialism music education and vocal pedagogy) and my MMus in 2013 with overall distinction at the University of Leeds, where I gained a distinction (80) for my MMus Short Recital, won the Concerto Prize and was awarded the Catherine Mills Bursary Award, 2013.

For information about my PhD study on the effects of Mindfulness on Musicians please visit my sister website (Mindfulness for Singers). I have recently had my article “Mindfulness for Singers: The effects of a targeted mindfulness course on learning vocal technique” published in the British Journal of Music Education DOI: 10.1017/S0265051715000145 and have presented my work at home and internationally.

New articles are in process to disseminate findings from my PhD. You can also read the whole thing (if you have time!) here.

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MINI PERFORMANCE CV

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PRIZES

1997 RCM Sullivan and Farrar New Composition and Performance Prize.

MASTERCLASSES

Jane Manning, Wolfgang Holzmair, Roger Vignoles, Mary King (ENO), Tony Legg (ENO) and Paul Daniel (ENO)

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TEACHING HISTORY

  • Reading University  - 1st study BA(Hons) degree music students in voice.
  • Bishop Stortford High School - voice
  • Lady Eleanor Hollis School, Teddington - voice
  • St Mary’s School, Ascot – french horn and voice
  • Bearwood College, Winnersh (dyslexic students) - voice
  • Leighton Park, Reading – voice
  • Rotherham College of Arts and Technology - spoken voice
  • Horsforth Music Centre - voice, piano and french horn
  • SLP College - voice, advanced music theatre, technique
  • Huddersfield New College - BTEC Performing Arts - voice teaching, examination and audition preparation.
  • University of Leeds - Vocal Ensemble Performance, Best of Broadway Lecture series, Music Psychology lectures. 


  • CURRENT TEACHING POSTS
  • Garforth Academy - voice
  • Leeds College of Music - specialism classical and jazz voice


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