Skills, Qualifications and Experience. Where I’m coming from with this whole teaching-singing malarky.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience. Where I’m coming from with this whole teaching-singing malarky.

I’m always researching, learning and developing, which is a joy. But so you know a bit about my background and training, see below for an overview.

Qualifications / experience include:

* Estil Voice Training levels one and two.

* First Class BA (Hons) in Music and Dance, Kingston University.

* Actor Musicianship training at Rose Bruford College.

* Flute Grade 8.

* Grade 5+ Music Theory.

* Vocal study and concert tours with world music choirs Village Harmony and Northern Harmony, from the age of 10 to present day.

* Natural Voice Teacher Training with Frankie Armstrong and Darien Pritchard.

* Apprenticeship with Frankie Armstrong.

* Vocal training with Margaret Pikes.

* Many years teaching and learning at Unicorn Natural Voice Camp.

* Leading singing in a range of contexts, including adult education, hospitals, festivals, workplace choirs, community choirs and theme-specific workshops.

* Community choir leadership, including Breath of Life Singers Arundel, Wilful Choir Kingston, Shakti Sings, KU World Music Chorus, and GLOW Choir Brighton.

* Community choir participation, including Get Vocal Chichester.

* Church choirs, including Boxgrove Priory Choir.

* Classical and chamber choirs, including Diversity Choir and Kingston University Chamber Choir.

* Various school choirs, back in days of yore!

* A cappella performances with vocal trios, quartets and small groups.

* Solo performances on voice and accordion.

* Specialist study and performance of the songs of Edith Piaf.

* Basic guitar skills.

* Folk music from around the world.

* Working with bands.

* Performance skills.

* Theatre performances.

* Sight singing and music theory.

* Learning by ear.

* Improvisation.

* Composition and songwriting.

* Healthy use of the whole body in vocal performance.

* Sustainable vocal use.

* Musical Directing.

* Musical theatre. 

* Psychological aspects of giving voice.

* Voice work as therapy.

* I’m also a well-qualified and widely experienced yoga teacher, and I incorporate what I’ve learnt from this into my vocal teaching and practice.