Whether, you are a beginner or a professional Musician with West End Credits, Kirsty Ann is able to adapt each lesson to every individuals needs.
With Kirsty Ann's experience on the Stage and on board luxury Cruise Liners, Kirsty Ann, brings techniques she has learnt, and her own unique styles to bring out the best in you!
If you wish to take exams on your instrument, Kirsty Ann works alongside ABRSM and LCM.
Kirsty Ann has experience on the West End, Luxury Cruise Liners, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (as Musical Director), and many more prestigious venues around the World.
Kirsty Ann, has taught many students, who have since gone on to professional work, or have achieved Diplomas with the London College of Music.
Kirsty Ann also teaches workshops to Performing Arts Colleges around the Country.
Kirsty Ann Leslie
BA Hons Dip LCM
Address: 2 Dilcock Way, Canley, Coventry, CV4 8BX Mobile No: (concealed information)2
E-mail: (concealed information) Age: 28 D.O.B: 27/09/1988
Piano/ Vocal Show reel: (concealed information)
Skills: Musician, Vocalist, Musical Director, Conductor, Qualified Singing Teacher (LCM), Dancer- Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Actress, Songwriter, Session Singer, Teacher, Computing, Sound and Lighting, Sewing.
Music Skills: First Soprano (E3 to F6)
Sing in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Latin
Grade 8 pianist
Sight Reading/ Singing skills
Experience in Violin, Saxophone, Guitar, Drums, Organ and Keyboard
Trained in Classical, Jazz, Soul, Contemporary and Musical Theatre
BA Honours degree in Music and Professional Practice
Dip LCM in Musical Theatre
Singing – Ilona Colini – Classical and Musical Theatre – Grade 8 and Dip LCM
Dance – Allesley School of Dance – Ballet, Tap, Jazz – Pre- elementary BBO
Musical Theatre – Stratford – Upon – Avon College – DMM
Music and Professional Practice – Coventry University – 2:1
GCSE’s – Drama – A*
English – AB
Maths – B
Science - BB
Extra: Full Driving Licence, British Passport, Seaman’s Book, ENG 1, SOLAS trained
2014 – 2016 PEEL Talent Piano/ Vocalist
Thomson Majesty Cruise Ship
I entertain guests of all ages, performing songs from all genres and taking requests. I perform five times a night, seven days a week. I also provide live music for the Captains Cocktail night.
I pride myself on being the first female solo musician for Thomson Cruise Line, and also representing the company for Newspaper documentaries (Guardian online November 2014) and also in the Thomson brochure (Summer/Winter edition 2014/2015).
I also have the responsibility of being in charge of a Muster Station on board the vessel, and reporting to the Captain when needed.
On 31st December 2015, whilst docked in Funchal, Madeira, I represented the vessel, in a Horn Symphony. This involved our ship and eleven others, playing a symphony on each of our ships horns, to celebrate New Years Eve.
As well as performing, I am also in charge of the show team on board, making sure new team members are secure with their parts, and that all songs and harmonies are up to performance
03/2015 Motor Neurone Disease Association Singer/ Musical Director
A Night with Kirsty Ann and friends – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
A Gala night of live music, compared by Ian Lauchlan (Imagine theatre), and backed by a full orchestra, by the students of Newhall Academy. Arrangements, and Musical Direction provided by myself, all in order to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association
01/2015 Leamington Business Awards Singer
Providing live music, during the meal and pre- entertainment, of the evening. This event, was a gathering of all of the local businesses, in and around Leamington Spa, as local businesses, pick up awards for recognition of their achievements.
2013/2014 PEEL Talent Show team Lead Vocalist/ Vocal Captain
I performed production shows and late night cabarets, as part of the show team, on the main stage, and in lounges around the ship. Daytime duties included, Library, Embarkation, hosting quizzes, and leading a choir.
As well as being part of the show team, I was also Vocal Captain, which entailed me making sure that all of the harmonies and any vocal numbers were up to performance standard. If we had a new team member join the team, it was down to me to make sure that they learnt all their vocal parts as soon as possible.
I also performed three of my own solo cabarets each week; one slow, one up tempo and one piano cabaret.
2013 Headliners Show team Lead vocalist
I performed production shows and themed evenings to guests of all ages. As part of a team of twelve, I took the role as lead vocalist, showing off my diversity of vocal abilities from musical theatre to popular music.
2010-2016 Newhall Academy Music Teacher/ Perfomer
Teaching one to one Vocal and Piano Lessons, at the base in Kenilworth, or at the clients homes.
We worked towards exams with ABRSM and LCM, and I also helped students work towards, and achieve places at London Stage Schools. In 2015, the students got to show off their talents, in “An evening with Kirsty Ann” held at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.
As well as teaching for Newhall Acadamy, I also worked for them at local events or weddings, as a Piano/ Vocalist.
2009-2013 Dorridge Music School Head of Vocals
I taught one to one and group lessons to students of all ages and abilities, and helping with exams through London College of Music.
When I started at the Music School there were five vocal students and only myself teaching. When I left the Music School, there were over 85 vocal students, and four vocal teachers. Every student who had been entered in to an exam had passed with a Distinction.
As well as teaching, I would also organise an annual concert at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, showcasing the talents of the students at the Music School.
Twice a year we would also hold the London College of Music exams, at our premises, in which I would be in charge of organising the entrees, the fees and taking care of the examiner over the course of the examination period.
2012-2013 Tile Hill Wood School Vocal Coach
Teaching one to one, and group lessons to girls, working towards their Singing exams, or GCSE's.
2011-2013 Molly Music Area Manager/ Teacher
I ran Music and Movement classes, to children from 6weeks – 4 years old. Classes provided, Music, Colours, Textures and Dance, which helped babies and toddlers, start to understand, and build their confidence. I over looked the West Midlands area, organising, timetables, lesson plans, and parties.
2008-2009 Woodlands School Music Coach
Working with small groups of children with disabilities, from 4-18, teaching, Acting, Singing, and Dancing. At the end of the term, the children performed their take of “Disney's Hercules”.
2013 Rantprod Productions Session Singer/ Songwriter
Working with a production manager, we composed, and released with “I tunes”, a song for the 2014 World Cup. We included vocals from children around the country, and all proceeds went to charity.
2013 Berrie Productions Session Singer/ Songwriter
I worked with a band that had already been formed, providing female vocals and ideas to a song which was later released through “I tunes”.
2012 BBC WM Musical Director/ Teacher
Providing vocal tuition live on air to the hosts of BBC WM, in which, they had a week to learn what I had taught them and perform three songs live on air the following week.
2012 1640 Productions Vocalist/ Musical Director
Performing and Musically directing a performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Performing the part of ‘Cosette’ in Les Miserable medley, and directing the cast in vocally challenging numbers.
2011 X- tract Productions Musical Director/Conductor
I was the Musical Director and Conductor of “13 the Musical” at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Teaching vocal/ orchestral arrangements, and conducting live performances at the “C Venue”, during the period of Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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