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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 (ARCM(PG)). 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 teaching voice since 1997, and 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 gained my MMus in Applied Psychology of Music (specialism music education and vocal pedagogy) from the University of Leeds in 2013 and subsequently completed my PhD in the same specialisms in 2019. 

I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), the National Association of Singing Teachers (NATS), and the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS). I am also singing teacher trainer providing CPD for school music teachers, have coached, trained and mentored singing teachers, and I am a lecturer for the Vocal Health Education. I am also a VHE registered first aider. 

I currently teach at Garforth Academy, Leeds Conservatoire, VHE and privately at home.

For information about my PhD study on the effects of Mindfulness on Musicians and to find links for my peer-reviewed published articles, please visit my sister website (Mindfulness for Singers). 






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.
  • University of Leeds - Vocal Ensemble Performance, Best of Broadway Lecture series, Music Psychology lectures. 

  • Garforth Academy - voice
  • Leeds College of Music - specialism classical and jazz voice

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