About

I have always loved to sing and have been nurtured and supported by many wonderful teachers and coaches. I am lucky to enjoy a varied musical life performing as a soloist in concert, oratorio, recital and increasingly on the opera stage. As a choral singer I have worked with groups big and small, performing both in the UK and internationally. My media work includes session recording, and broadcasting for Radio & Television and I always enjoy collaborating with artists across all creative disciplines to present immersive arts experiences.

I began my musical career at Bristol Cathedral, as the Dean’s Chorister and a music scholar at The Cathedral School. I was awarded a scholarship to study vocal performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and later went on to read Theology at Cambridge University where I also sang as a choral scholar in the choir of Gonville and Caius College. During this time I continued to train as a soloist and was awarded a performance diploma from Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following this time at Cambridge, I went on to train as a Secondary School teacher and was later a postgraduate student at Oxford University researching inclusive education. I have worked in a number of schools as a lead teacher, with specialisms in Special Educational Needs and Disability, Music and Humanities. It was during this time I discovered my passion for teacher training and worked as a professional tutor for a number of universities in the South West UK, mentoring and coaching trainee and early career teachers.

I now combine professional performance engagements with a thriving private practice as a vocal health specialist. I provide vocal rehabilitation, teaching and coaching for professional and amateur singers, actors and public speakers.  As well as private clients, I work alongside clinicians in multi-discipline settings, and receive supervision from experienced clinical and educational practitioners. I provide vocal coaching to a number of choirs, including as assistant conductor and vocal coach for Bristol Youth Choir, and vocal coach to the acclaimed Exultate Singers. I also continue to work as a tutor and lecturer providing teacher training and coaching, professional development courses, and inclusive music education consultancy. I am a professional mentor on the ESTA/University of Chichester PGcert in vocal teaching, visiting lecturer at Voice Study Centre, and the producer, tutor and examiner of Vocal Health Education’s Certificate of Inclusive Teaching. In recognition of this work on inclusive practice I have become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Alongside this, I have a developing research portfolio and, following an MA in voice pedagogy, I am currently a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Education, University College London. From September my research will be supported by a studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council. I am an editorial board member for the Cambridge Educational Research e-Journal, and the Voice and Speech review. I present my work at numerous International conferences, including The International Congress of Voice Teachers, The International Symposium on Teaching Singing, The European Association of Music in Schools, The International Performance Science Symposium, The Performing Arts Medicine Association, and The Association of Teachers of Singing. I have written numerous articles for publication, including for peer review. 

I continue to be fascinated by the human voice and love exploring its possibilities with clients and in research.

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