I am a professional Jazz singer and Vocal Coach. I am a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who works specifically to each students needs. I work in a lot of different styles including Pop, Jazz, Soul and Folk.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach a wide variety of styles including Jazz, Pop, Folk, Rock and R&B. I could work with any style of musician to help develop their musicianship skills
Jazz and Pop vocals
Scat Singing (Jazz)
Songwriting & Composition
Music Theory (Notation)
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a gradute of the BMus(Hons)Jazz course at Birmingham Conservatoire. Here, under the guidance of exceptional professional musicians I have developed a comprehensive understanding of Vocal technique and the study of Jazz Music.
I also have Grade 8 Saxophone (Distinction), Grade 8 Theory and a range of rigorous performance experiences in many different fields.
- How much do you charge?
One-to-one lessons are priced at £25 per hour
Group Lessons/Workshops Vary
There is potential to buy lessons in bulk at a reduced price
- Where do you teach?
I teach in Birmingham City Centre, at my own home
- When are you available?
Very Felxible, Weekdays/Evenings/Weekends
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and levels for- Vocals/Theory/Harmony/Saxophone/Tin Whistle
(Piano Beginners only)
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM Graded Examinations (if requested)
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have grown up singing in choirs throughout my school years, and have developed my interest for singing through this. For the past four years I have been working as a freelance Jazz and Pop Vocalist in a variety of settings. I have developed a strong personal style in this music and have the ability to help others do the same. I sing with some of the countries most promising jazz musicians throughout the Midlands and in London. I also wing with the 'London Vocal Project.'
I have made severl high profile appearances under my own name including:
-Mostly Jazz Festival 2013
-Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014
-A support slot for Laura Mvula at the Lichfield Festival 2013
I have been involved in workshops with notable Jazz singers including Norma Winstone, Becca Stevens and Anita Wardell.
I also have extensive experience performing with youth orchestras, concert bands and choirs. I was frequently chosen to represent my school and even my entire music board playing solo saxophone. I have experience and knowledge of Irish traditional folk music, being an active member of Comhatlas Ceoltoiri Eireann for many years, competing for my branch in competitions.
I have been teaching privatelyand for a number of different organisations for the past 6 years. I have attended sessions on teaching training as part of my course at Birmingham Conservatoire.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
At Birmingham conservatoire I have had the opportunity to learn from many exceptional musicians including Nia Lynn, Sara Colman, Christine Cairns, Percy Pursglove and Mike Williams.
I have also been fortunate enough to sing for Norma Winstone, Becca Stevens, Anita Wardell , Mark Turner and John Taylor when taking part in Workshops
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