I have over 30 years experience in the music industry having a Degree in music from Manchester University and postgraduate recital diploma from The Royal Academy of Music.
With a performing career that has encompassed opera, music theatre, TV, film tracks and voice overs, I have much to teach the young performer.
As a teacher I have worked in primary, secondary and tertiary education in both the state and private sector. I teach singing and drama at a well respected dance studio and have worked with the Voices Foundation so am able to deliver music in the classroom for KS1 & 2.
What I / we help young people achieve
I work on a one to one basis with students at SWGS and with groups at SDS - I am constantly striving to help improve self esteem through singing and performance and try to give my students the opportunity to showcase their work.
Where appropriate they are entered for examinations - only when they are ready, which gives them a concrete assessment of their progress. I am experienced in music/drama/performance and believe that working on these skills can help young people in days to day situations such as interviews and GCSE presentations.
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
- To work with and support other young musicians
Also Works With
Voice Study Centre – senior lecturer on MA in Voice Pedagogy and MA in Coaching & Mentoring for Performers
Chichester University – Associate Lecturer in Voice. Working in the Performing Arts Faculty teaching undergraduates.
Associate Lecturer – Swing Project
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
Working with special needs
As an examiner for the ABRSM I have received some training in the approach to take with candidates who have autism, dyslexia and restricted vision
- Singing / Voice
- Curriculum Music (Primary)
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
- Arts Award
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
Musical Clusters Covered
- B-on-A / Corsham
- Calne & Melksham
- Trowbridge (CSL)
- Salisbury / Wilton
- Marlborough & Pewsey
- Malmesbury / WB / Purton
- Mere & Tisbury
I have written endorsements from parents of students at SWGS – including the School Chaplain from BWS and a local GP.
My Training & Development
I have just finished a research project on Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) this has been published in Frontiers in Psychology.