I am a qualified singing teacher with a PTTLS from City & Guilds. I have a BA Degree in Performing Arts as well as a Diploma in popular music specialising in vocals (Vocaltech).I initially trained and qualified as a Speech Level Singing Teacher (SLS) and have since continued my professional development incorporating techniques from other major vocal methodologies.I have been teaching private one to one singing lessons for children and adults since 2006 and have lead a wide range of vocal classes for groups, including adult choirs, youth service singing provisions and after school singing clubs. I also work with adults with learning difficulties and disabilities and run music therapy sessions for the NHS mental health service. I have a current DBS & have received child protection training. In addition to teaching I am also an artist/performer/songwriter with an extensive repertoire specialising in Soul, Gospel, Blues, and Jazz. I am committed to following the latest developments in teaching in the field of vocal technique, and broadening my knowledge and skill set through continued professional development.
Qualifications & Continued Professional Development
2014 Fundamentals of the singing voice - City Lit (in association with the British
A professional development course for singing teachers and singers covering anatomy,
physiology, acoustics and health of the singing voice. For advanced singers and singing
2014 Introduction to accent breathing for singers - City Lit (in association with the
British Voice Association)
A course for singing teachers and advanced singers introducing the background and
rationale of the accent method of breathing and practical work through the three stages of
April 2014 - Estill for Singing Teachers
Training day looking at the integration of the Estill Model into traditional singing teaching
approaches, addressing common vocabulary and practical exercises. The advantages the
Estill Model can bring in identifying specific vocal problems.
Analysis of the causes and solutions for commonly encountered vocal difficulties.
March 2010 'SING UP' Training day.
Course title: Leading Choirs
February 2010 'SING UP' Training day.
Course title: Establishing Choirs for Primary-age Children: Towards Performance
January 2010 'SING UP' Training day
Course title: Sing Your Socks Off!
January 2010 Trinity Guildhall's Open University: KS2 Music CPD Program
Continued professional development training for music leaders at KS2
January 2010 - Music leader: 'Introduction to Kodaly'
December 2009 - 'SING UP' Training day Course title: Sing something simple (and
watch it grow..)
December 2009 - 'SING UP' Training day Lead by Choir leader: Richard Frostick
Establishing choirs with Primary-age Children
October-December 2009 - Music leader Course
September 2009 - Young People, the Arts and Social Inclusion
Modules included: child protection & behaviour management
July 2009 London's Little Voices (part of the 'Sing Up' initiative)
Sep 2009-Dec 2009 City & Guilds 7303 (PTTLS)
2006 Qualified Speech Level Singing Teacher
2003-2005 BA Degree in Performing Arts - London Metropolitan University
(focusing on arts from the African Diaspora)
2001-2002 Diploma in Popular Music - (specialising in vocals) Vocaltech