As a singing teacher with a voracious appetite for knowledge, I read books, go on endless courses, participate in on-line forums, rub shoulders with and learn from the best in the business. I am continually updating my knowledge on new developments in voice research and in teaching methods. In early 2019, I attended two CPD certified residential courses facilitated by Vocal Process (Dr Gillyanne Hayes and Jeremy Fisher) and by Vocal Intuition. I also attended a workshop masterclass on teaching musical theatre repertoire with Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher. I have a particular interest in the Estill Model which looks closely at the bio-mechanics of voice production and completed my Estill levels 1 & 2 in October 2018. In June 2019 I attended a course on implementing Estill into teaching, facilitated by renowned expert, Ann Marie Speed. I am currently enrolled on an on-line course with Kerrie Obert (SLP at Ohio State Univ) which includes modules on vibrato, vocal contributions to ring and twang and performance anxiety. I am lucky enough to have been professionally mentored in London by Maureen Scott (The Voice, Bjork, Delta Goodrum, Royal Academy of Music, Sony, Universal etc.). In September I shall be attending a course run by the BVA on voice, style and pedagogy in jazz singing details.
I am First Aid qualified, DBS checked, Child Protection in Education (level 2) Music, Professional Chaperone licence holder, Member of the Musicians’ Union (MU) and the British Voice Association (BVA). I have Public Liability Insurance through the Musicians’ Union. All certifications are kept up to date and available to view on request.