Having started my career as a classroom teacher with a specialism in music, I then became a peripetetic singing teacher 12 years ago. As a performer, I have worked with a variety of choirs and have taken several lead roles in the Theatre Royal Bath.
I have Grade 8 singing and Grade 7 piano.
As part of my role within Matravers School, I also run the school choir, am currently Musical Director of school productions.
I also run a couple of adult singing groups around Bath.
What I / we help young people achieve
Knowing how much I gained from participating fully in the musical aspects of school life, my aim is to encourage as many pupils as possible to experience the benefits of achieving their potential as a musician.
Sensitive tutoring involves nurturing and encouraging pupils to gain the confidence to become performers who engage emotionally with their audience and a big part of this is being flexible enough to find suitable repertoire for each pupil.
Therefore, I teach a variety of musical theatre, pop and light classical.
Nothing beats the look on a student's face when they connect with a song.
Pupils are then encouraged to take part in larger groups such as choirs and ensembles.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to sing
- To play, perform music with others
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
- Drop in
Working with special needs
I teach several pupils on the autism spectrum who seem to thrive through singing.
- Singing / Voice
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
LCM Musical Theatre Exams to Grade 8
Musical Clusters Covered
My Training & Development
I have Grade 8 singing, Grade 7 piano, Grade 6 clarinet and Grade 5 theory