I am a singing teacher and freelance lecturer in voice. I have been an associate lecturer in singing on the musical theatre degree courses at Arden School of Theatre, Manchester College, the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and Blackpool & Fylde College.
I trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, originally as a classical singer. Following my graduation I became very interested in other voice qualities such as musical theatre and pop and the newly emerging field of evidence based singing techniques such as Estill Voicecraft. As such I went on to train with some of the leading practitioners in this approach - Paul Farrington (Royal Opera House coach) and Gillyanne Kayes (West End coach & author of Singing & The Actor). Alongside this I also went to Arts Ed in London where I did an M.A. in acting. I have worked professionally as a classical singer and actress predominantly on the stage. I have also worked as an associate coach and mentor for PANDA (Performing Arts Network & Development Agency) in Manchester and as a coach for the British Council Artists Development Programme at the Edinburgh Festival.
I take a holistic approach to teaching that draws on over 20 years of experience and training. I do not believe that there is any single vocal method that should be used exclusively as all singers are different; so instead I draw on influences in my own training from Estill, CVT, classical singing, vocal acoustics and bodywork such as Feldenkrais to deliver coaching that is uniquely tailored to the needs of the student.
Singing lessons take place in a relaxed environment at my home studio in Leyland, Preston.