I love empowering people to release their voices. I may use technical exercises or Yoda-like mind tricks but together we will smash through the barriers that inhibit your full vocal release. It’s what I live for. I’m unnervingly obsessed about freeing singing voices.
When I was a young child I was that shy kid who didn’t say boo to a goose but I sang, very loudly in my bedroom every night. I was loud! I played musical instruments from aged 4 but I didn’t feel that I was a singer. It wasn’t until I was 23 and I worked with a singing teacher, Mark, who changed my life that I started to think that I could have a voice that I loved.
That teacher changed my life and that’s what I want to do for the singers I work with. I want to give them the gift of loving singing.
Training & qualifications
BA (Hons), Estill qualified (CFP), LLCM performance, ALCM (Teaching Diploma), Certification in Advanced Anatomy for Voice Professionals, Distinction, (Voice Workshop). British Voice Association Education Working Party.
|Freeing the Dancer’s Voice, Chain Reactions, Janice Chapman Masterclass, Advanced Anatomy for the Voice Professional Introduction to Somatic Voicework Practical Pedagogy Pathway Estill – CFP (Certificate of Figure Proficiency)||The British Voice Association The Voice Workshop Jeannie LoVetri Mary King Charlotte Shorthouse/EVT||2018 2018 2017 2017 2017|
|Taking It Further Estill – Advanced Figures and Voice Qualities||The Voice Explained, Anne-Marie Speed and Paul Farrington.||2015|
|Estill – Complete 5 Day Course||The Voice Explained – Anne- Marie Speed and Paul Farrington.||2015|
|Rock the Stage||British Voice Association||2015|
|Aberystwyth Summer School – Musical Theatre||Mark Meylan||2014|
|Rock and Pop Day||British Voice Association||2013|
|LLCM in Musical Theatre||London College of Music||2013|
|The Summer and Easter Schools (x3)||The British Kodaly Academy||2012/13|
|The Clown/The Dark Clown||Peta Lily||2012|
|Singing And the Actor||Vocal Process||2011|
|An Introduction to The Accent Method||British Voice Association||2010-11|
|ALCM (TD) in Musical Theatre Teaching||London College of Music||2009|
|Fundamentals of the Singing Voice||British Voice Association||2009|
|The Singing Actor||Dane Chalfin||2008|
|Estill Level 1 and 2||Paul Farrington, Anne-Marie Speed and Kiereen Lock||2008|
|Successful Singing Auditions||Vocal Process||2008|
|Top Techniques||Vocal Process||2008|
|DipLCM in Musical Theatre||London College of Music||2008|
|2 Day Intensive Course in Contemporary Vocal Technique||Dane Chalfin||2008|
|Professional Trainer Certificate (Credit)||CEIH||2007|
|New Horizens||Sound It Out/Birmingham Music Service||2007|
|Jazz Singing||Anita Wardell||2005 & 2006|
|Easter School in Vocals||Leeds College of Music||2004|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Acting||Birmingham School of Speech and Drama (now BSA)||1998-9|
|BA (Hons) 2:1 English and Drama||Queen Mary and Westfield College (University of London) and Central School of Speech and Drama||1995-1998|
Singing lessons with the following specialists Musical Theatre — Mark Meylan, Gillyanne Kayes Jazz — Anita Wardell, Sara Colman Classical — Pauline Alder, Amanda Baldwin, Gill Robinson