Professional Guidance in Voice & Acting
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Coaching the voice and Acting Through Song was a natural progression from working professionally as an actor and singer. I take immense pride in having worked consistently after graduating and my interest in the voice (spoken and sung) has grown ever since.
I have a fierce love for all forms of theatre and music (as my students will tell you) and sharing that love with them is such a joy. Whether they are beginners or real experts, I thrive on seeing my students grow and develop, as well as having a chance to discover new aspects of their voices, then helping them achieve their potential. Like them, I am constantly learning... I don't think you ever stop!
Emergency First Aid Responder
Safeguarding Prevent training
Personal liability insurance
Vocal Process: Advanced Singer Teacher Training Course
Estill: Levels 1 & 2
SOVT Singing Course
Dip in Mindfulness
Member of Equity UK
Member of The Actors Guild UK
Member of MU
Links with Directors, MD's and CDG in Theatre.
WHATS MY FIRST LESSON LIKE?
We’ll talk a little about you, what your experience is (if any) and why you’re looking for lessons. We’ll go through some exercises which will help me to asses your voice and how I will be best approaching our sessions. The first lesson is just as much for me as it is for you. I want you to feel comfortable and relaxed. Your voice is a very personal thing, so it’s important you are happy and safe with me. This is the case for singing and spoken lessons.
SHOULD I PREPARE SOMETHING?
If you feel confident to do so, yes. Ideally it should be something you feel very comfortable with and have sung for a good amount of time. The purpose of this would be for me to get a clearer understanding of your voice, so if your unsure, just bring yourself and we will muddle through together. There is no pressure either way.
Spoken Sessions: an extract from a book or a poem are great. A Monologue will work too, as long as you know it well, but it is not necessary. I just want to hear your voice.
DO I NEED TO READ MUSIC?
No. Most people listen and learn via ear, so reading music is definitely not a necessity. But if your wanting to work professionally it’s becoming more of a necessity.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
Yes. Online lessons are reduced and I also offer an option to ‘Pay What You Can’ during the COVID - 19 pandemic.