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About Me/Hear Me Sing


I studied voice at the Royal College of Music (95-97) in London as a postgraduate where I received my performance diploma and studied teaching of voice. When I came top in the ‘Art of Teaching’ class, I was given my first teaching post by the Professor training the course and I have taught now for the last 20 odd years, doing singing jobs for fun and profit. I gained my BA degree in Music from Reading University (89-92) where I subsequently taught voice for 8 years (98-06).

I completed my MMus in Applied Psychology of Music in 2013 with overall distinction at the University of Leeds, where I gained a distinction (80) for my MMus Short Recital, won the Concerto Prize and was awarded the Catherine Mills Bursary Award, 2013.

I have recently been granted full funding and fees to continue my studies at PhD level studying the effects of Mindfulness on Musicians at the University of Leeds (Anne-Marie Czajkowski).  I have recently had my article “Mindfulness for Singers: The effects of a targeted mindfulness course on learning vocal technique” published in the British Journal of Music Education DOI: 10.1017/S0265051715000145 and presented my research at the SEMPRE Health and Well-Being conference in Glasgow in October 2015.





1997 RCM Sullivan and Farrar New Composition and Performance Prize.


Jane Manning, Wolfgang Holzmair, Roger Vignoles, Mary King (ENO), Tony Legg (ENO) and Paul Daniel (ENO)



  • Reading University  - 1st study BA(Hons) degree music students in voice.
  • Bishop Stortford High School - voice
  • Lady Eleanor Hollis School, Teddington - voice
  • St Mary’s School, Ascot – french horn and voice
  • Bearwood College, Winnersh (dyslexic students) - voice
  • Leighton Park, Reading – voice
  • Rotherham College of Arts and Technology - spoken voice
  • Horsforth Music Centre - voice, piano and french horn
  • SLP College - voice, advanced music theatre, technique
  • Huddersfield New College - BTEC Performing Arts - voice teaching, examination and audition preparation.

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