Skills, Qualifications & Experience.

Hannah-Rose Tristram is a singing teacher, choir leader, voice coach, voice actor, musician, musical director, composer and yoga teacher who loves to collaborate and get creative. 

Contact: / 07771 511726

Qualifications, Training & Experience related to ‘Voice & Music’ include:

* Natural Voice Teacher Training Certification with Frankie Armstrong & Darien Pritchard (2007).

* Voice & Facilitation Apprenticeship with Frankie Armstrong (2007-2009).

* Estill Voice Training levels one and two, successfully completed twice (2016 & 2020).

* First Class BA (Hons) in Music and Dance, Kingston University (2008-2012).

* Actor Musicianship training at Rose Bruford College (2005-6).

* Flute Grade 8, distinction (2008).

* Grade 5+ Music Theory (1994).

* Vocal study & concert tours with renowned world music choirs Village Harmony and Northern Harmony, frequently from mid-1990’s to present day.

* Teaching, facilitating and learning at Unicorn Natural Voice Camp, approx 7 years in a row. Teaching singing workshops and facilitating VocoMotion, Yoga, and other voice and movement practices.

* Co-writing and co-delivering inclusion training ‘welcoming trans and non binary people to your choirs’ for the Natural Voice Network, see

* Community choir leadership and accessible singing workshops including:  

  • GLOW Choir Brighton for LGBTQIA+ people and Allies (2015 to present day),
  • Resonance Choir: Sing For Trees! (2022 to present day)

  • Companion Voices Brighton (2021 to present day, co-led)

  • The Wilful Choir Kingston (2009-2015),

  • Many Voices (guest workshops, Westminster, 2012-2016)
  • Creative HeArt (2015),
  • SingFest (2014-15),
  • Shakti Sings (2012-15, London),
  • SingAgog (Wimbledon 2012-14),
  • Free Your Voice and Vocal Workshop (Kingston Adult Education 2009),
  • H2OhYeah (SingForWater annual scratch choir 2008-2014),
  • World Music Chorus (Kingston University 2008-2009),
  • Breath of Life Singers (Arundel 2007-2008).

* Leading themed and/or group-specific singing workshops including for young carers; for LGBTQIA+ people experiencing bereavement via Grief Meets at Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard; for people with lung conditions via Singing for Breathing workshops at Royal Brompton Hospital in London; for people in recovery, and more.

* Voice acting – see:


Singing Lessons / Voice Coaching

Private singing lessons and voice coaching, 2007 to present day. Sessions happening weekly, 2007 to present day, with a dip during the pandemic, but now booming again. Regular CPD undertaken. Glowing reviews, see the homepage and the blog to read testimonials. Currently teaching at Under The Bridge Studios in central Brighton, has taught in a variety of venues. Teaching style incorporates Hannah-Rose’s wide variety of different areas of experience and expertise, and makes space for people to find their own authentic voices, to grow and gain confidence, and to sing in whatever style they want to in ways that are healthy and sustainable. Spaces to have fun, play, learn about music and voice, and make progress. Kind and non-judgemental atmospheres are an important part of Hannah-Rose’s teaching style, alongside clear teaching about music and voice, and open minded perspectives about these.

Hannah-Rose also teaches private flute and piano-accordion lessons. 

She is a self taught accordion player, and is working towards a flute diploma at present. 

* Leading group singing in a range of other contexts, including:

  • Adult education, hospitals, festivals, workplace choirs, community groups, schools, Unicorn Youth Theatre London, Chichester & West Sussex Youth Theatres, independently run events, musical direction and singing direction for actors

* Additional workshop leadership and performances including:

  • Performance Skills Workshop for Kingston University 3rd year Music Performance students (2015);
  • Rickshaw Travel Agency Staff Singing Workshop (2018);
  • Music performances and yoga classes at Queer Spirit Festival (2016);
  • Singing and accordion workshops themed around children’s books at Fishbourne CE Primary School (2015), St Mary’s Primary School Pulborough (2004) and Seal Primary School Selsey (2006);
  • Co-led performance skills workshops in Hampton (2014-15);
  • World Singing Day VocoMotion workshop at Unity Brighton (2015),
  • Musical direction and singing coaching on Caucasian Chalk Circle for Varndean College Students (2001); John Highland Memorial award received for work on this show.
  • ‘A Saturday Sing’ in Kingston & Petersfield (2015-16);
  • Tribal Earth Festival performances and singing workshops;
  • Living Arts Buddhafields workshops (2012);
  • International Youth Arts Festival workshops and performances (2011-2013);
  • I Am Joy festival workshops (2007-2008)

* Additional solo and group performances, many, including:

  • Some highlights/examples include private parties, weddings, restaurants, fetes, folk clubs, book launches, awards ceremonies, TV advertising, religious and community events, music gigs, festivals.
  • Some specific companies, events and venues include: ProteinDance, Watermill Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston, Rhythm & Muse, Tongues & Strings, Tongues & Grooves, Narberth A cappella Festival, Paris House Brighton, LGBT Switchboard Charity Cabaret, Sussex Arts Council events, Into The Wild Festival, Nottingham Anglo-French Society, Komedia Theatre Brighton, Brighton Street Art Festival, and more.

* Varied musical and other relevant experience including:

  • Madrigal Singing, including performances, with Packpins Madrigal Group (2015 to present day).
  • Shape Note singing.
  • Community choir participation, including Get Vocal Chichester, Village Harmony and Northern Harmony.
  • Music ensemble participation at school, university, and drama school, on flute, accordion and voice.
  • Church choir participation, including Boxgrove Priory Choir and Walberton Church Choir.
  • Classical and chamber choir participation, including London’s Diversity Choir and Kingston University Chamber Choir.
  • A cappella performances with independent vocal trios, quartets and small groups.
  • Vocal training with Margaret Pikes of Roy Hart Theatre.
  • Solo performances on voice and accordion.
  • Specialist study and performance of the songs of Edith Piaf.
  • Basic guitar skills and unique accordion skills – both self taught.
  • Folk music from around the world, in particular through study and performance with Village & Northern Harmony.
  • Working with varied and diverse amateur and professional bands.
  • Performance skills, in practice and to teach.
  • Performances as an Actor Musician, including at Newbury’s Watermill Theatre.
  • Sight singing and music theory, regular practice, high skill levels and embodied understanding.
  • Learning by ear, in depth experience of both doing this and of teaching in this way.
  • Improvisation, practice and facilitation.
  • Composition and songwriting – study and practice.
  • Healthy use of the whole body in vocal performance.
  • Sustainable vocal use.
  • Musical Directing & composition, including work with Chichester Festival Youth Theatre, West Sussex Youth Theatre, Varndean Sixth Form, and school productions in West and East Sussex
  • Musical theatre & amateur operatics experience.
  • Psychological aspects of giving voice.
  • Voice-work as a therapeutic practice.
  • Giving private singing and voice tuition (2007 to present day).
  • Giving private tuition in music, music theory, beginner accordion and beginner flute (2004 to present day).

* A wide range of Yoga, dance, embodiment and movement-related qualifications and experience.  See the Yoga, Dance & Movement Page to find out more.

* Other helpful training, experience and qualifications:

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, training hosted by Brighton Housing Trust, 2021.
  • Talking About Suicide, 10 Tools, with Olly’s Future & Start the Conversation, 2021.
  • NVC Compassionate Communication, Foundation 2008, Deepening 2008, Refresh Day 2020
  • Work experience at National Theatre 2004
  • Work experience at Rainbow Theatre 2002

Thanks for reading. If you have any questions about the above, feel free to get in touch using the contact form below.

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