I grew up in Nottingham and studied with Jeremy Morris and Lynne Wayman. After extensive involvement in local music-making throughout my teens, including at Clarendon College and St Mary's Church (Lace Market), I trained in London at the internationally-renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama, principally under Laura Sarti. I graduated with a music degree and a postgraduate certificate in the study and performance of early music.
After college I embarked on a career in arts management, and subsequently worked in marketing and design in public communications. In recent years I gained an MA in Design and Brand Strategy (Brunel), in which my area of special interest was the use of strategic commercial alliances in the arts and museum sectors.
I returned to Nottingham in 2011 and began work as a voice teacher both at home and as a peripatetic teacher in several local schools. I am very pleased to have been appointed as Vocal Tutor to the excellent choir of St Peter's Church in Nottingham, starting in April 2020. I continue to study and perform as a singer, and undertake regular CPD in teaching and voice pedagogy. I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the Association of Teachers of Singing and in 2004, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2017, I became a member of Council and Director of the British Voice Association and editor of its members' newsletter 'Communicating Voice'.
Lessons are 40 minutes or 1 hour (30 minutes for children). Most students attend on a weekly or fortnightly basis, but any frequency can be agreed according to your need and availability. Lessons can take place at a regular time or on a variable schedule.
Fee information is available on request. Fees may be paid at every lesson or en bloc.
Your first lesson is an opportunity to talk about yourself: your singing objectives, experience, and any other details about you that may be relevant. I will spend some of the lesson listening to both your singing and speaking voices, getting an initial idea of your range, voice type, where you are technically, and what our priorities might be.
Consultation lessons are charged at the normal rate; however, it's a two-way audition in which you and I have an opportunity to see if we want to work together, and you are not committed to continuing thereafter.
Please give at least least 24 hours' notice if you need to rearrange a lesson. Cancellations within 24 hours will be charged.
There is no minimum period of commitment, but please give at least two weeks' notice of intention to stop lessons.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate in relation to working one-to-one with children. I have also taken a voluntary scheme for music teachers operated by the NSPCC and safeguarding training for work in educational settings.
Lessons can be taken individually or shared with another student. Fees are adjusted for joint lessons.
Phone: 0115 981 2510
Mobile: 07971 124539
20 Elm Avenue,