I am a professional singer and singing teacher with over 16 years teaching experience and 20 years performing experience.
My philosophy has always been that everyone has the right to sing, use their voice - and have the enjoyment of music in their lives. I currently offer 1:1 singing lessons for all ages, genders and abilities. I love helping to build people's confidence through singing. Everybody can sing and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to introduce and encourage singing and music into people's lives. Adopting a therapeutic approach to teaching and strongly emphasising the need for relaxation while singing, I have worked with individuals living with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, CFS and learning disabilities.
The benefits of singing are endless; both physically and psychologically and I am currently studying for a MA looking at singing for health, working with some of the world's leading voice experts. I have a strong commitment to developing my skills and knowledge of the human voice and sharing the latest techniques with my students. My specialised area of music is jazz and blues, although I love to sing all genres of music and I dedicate my time to discovering new music to study and share with others. I also see a number of dancers and music students who come to me for guidance and support with performance and singing study, as well as theory of music and general musicianship. Former students have gained entry into SLP College, Italia Conti, Bird College, UCL and many others.
Pre pandemic, I performed at a variety of venues for different occasions including residential homes, birthday parties, festive celebrations, charity fundraisers and weddings.
Professional memberships include:
Membership of these professional bodies ensures I keep up to date with the most current issues and legislation for teaching and performing, as well as the most recent thinking in vocal pedagogy. I hold a fully enhanced DBS Certificate and I am proud to have achieved the ISM Registered Private Teacher Status. This is gained following the ISM collating independent references from students, as well as verifying qualifications. Strongly believing in the therapeutic benefits of music, I am also a qualified Lifemusic practitioner and hold a BSc in Psychology and am a qualified Mental Health First Aider.