Having taught in a variety of primary schools and been a Primary Headteacher for 23 years, I now solely focus on teaching singing to pupils of varying ages and abilities. My main aim is to make lessons fun whilst building upon an individuals self-confidence. I combine technical exercises and a variety of warm ups with learning songs which appeal to the pupil and which also ensure progress and enjoyment.
I am happy to prepare pupils to take part in competitions or for other local or national events and also undertake work with pupils for auditions.
Should a pupil wish to take singing exams I offer:
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) classical singing; Prep Test, Grades 1 – 8
London College of Music (LCM) music theatre, duet singing: all grades to Diploma Level
Together with the pupil, the selection of pieces will be made, I then teach the syllabus including any exam requirements such as aural tests and sight singing and I enter the pupil for the exam.
I have full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) and the Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD). My application for ISM Registered Private Teacher status was approved in October 2016, after ISM received a really fantastic reference from one of my students.
As well as teaching singing, I am the Musical Director to the Wollaston Singers and The Frutones (see ‘Join a Choir’ page)..