When I started singing I did so for my personal enjoyment and I’ve always been a big believer and advocate in singing for fun. As the years passed it became clear that it would be the appropriate progression for me to study the voice in further depth.
Since making this decision and embarking on a story of vocal discovery, I have been privileged to learn from some excellent tutors at the University of Sheffield, Stockholm University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Wales – Trinity Saint David and Voice Workshop. I’ve had tuition from locally and internationally acclaimed singers and voice coaches in both classical and contemporary singing genres and regularly attend professional singer/teacher development courses.
I have performed with many choirs, both as a soloist and as a member of the chorus and have sang in some wonderful locations including the Royal Albert Hall, St Martin in the Fields and St Pauls Cathedral as well as many smaller venues across England and Australia. I continue to book professional engagements at birthdays, weddings and funerals as well as session singing, studio work and various other roles. I recently began working with film music:
I wrote the theme song for the multi-award winning independent movie, The Slayers by John Williams (2016)
I also scored the final theme for a short, poignant film, Accepting Help by Matthew Sandland (2017).
Throughout the years of my study, I have maintained one true focus and this is the voice. With a professional interest in singing and continued study of the anatomy and physiology of the voice, I continue to promote safe and healthy singing tuition for my students.
Using my exemplary knowledge on how the larynx works and equipped with many years of singing experience, I love working as a vocal coach! Alongside teaching, I continue to sing myself, study, research and compile knowledge to pass on to the next generation. I recently completed my MA in Applied Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy) and I am delighted to now working with the Core Academic Staff as Senior Lecturer on the same course. In doing this I am able to assist other teachers embarking on their own research journey.
My research was nominated as a finalist for the Van Lawrence Prize by the BVA in 2016, I spoke at the Voice Geek Conference 2018 and 2019 and I took first prize for showcasing my work at the London College of Music “Teaching Singing in Higher Education – Core Competencies Voice Training”.
I am a qualified Level 7 coach and mentor regularly working with corporate clients, business start-ups and other voice teachers. I am a certified CoreSinging® Teacher, have attended Estill teacher Training Courses Level 1, 2 & 3 at The Royal Academy of Music, am a member of the British Voice Association, AOTOS, The Musicians Union, The European Voice Teachers Association and Music for Life. I hold a BA(Hons) in English Language and Linguistics from The University of Sheffield and a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Practice specialising in Vocal Pedagogy from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
For more information about the musical and vocal coaching services that I offer,
please click here: Vocal Coaching and Singing Lessons