I have limitless enthusiasm for people and their voices: singing, teaching singing and training singing teachers. I have a particular interest in health and wellbeing, my teaching is focussed on enabling the most efficient and easy ways of finding the best sound for the student. During my performing career I became concerned at the level and awareness of vocal technique and health issues among singers. Combining this interest with my scientific background led me to PhD and post-doctoral research. I am now a leading expert in both vocal health and pedagogy.
Take a look at the courses I’m offering online, they have been a tremendous success, and there are still more to come.
I teach professional singers of all ages. My approach is always one of finding efficiency through economy of effort. We will discover your individual vocal expression using emotive sounds and physical balance. Although my own performing background and specialism is in opera and consort singing, I have taught a variety of styles to professional performance level, including Musical Theatre. If you are interested in finding out more about what easy and balanced singing feels like, I strongly recommend that you come for a consultation lesson to find out for yourself.
All voice users suffer from ill health at some time. I work a great deal with singers who are recovering from injury, or just singers experiencing a problem with their voices. My approach is always through the biopsychosocial lens; everything is connected and there is never one single cause for a voice issue. As a regular member of the team in an NHS multidisciplinary Voice Clinic, I have an ongoing understanding of vocal health and healing. I also work within the multidisciplinary, holistic Voice Care Centre. The centre provides singers with joined-up treatment and care, we all work as a team to support the process of rehabilitation beyond just recovery.
All courses are currently being re-designed for delivery online. This will be with pre-recorded filmed content and individual mentoring. Courses are delivered through Evolving Voice Ltd.
The courses on offer can provide information and practical guidance for music teachers, musical directors, singing and voice teachers. You may be a beginner teacher fresh from college or an experienced tertiary-level teacher wanting to explore a wider range of options for your students. There are courses suitable for the classroom teacher who would like to try some more singing with their students, or a choral conductor who wants to check that their warm-ups and vocal guidance are really on the right lines.
Take a look at the online resources: downloadable materials for teachers, students and researchers.