I'm a professional opera singer with a Masters and Artistic Diploma in classical singing but I also have a strong background in musical theatre. I love inspiring other singers and bringing out the individuals voice and talent.
I have over 10 years teaching experience and many of my students go on to sing in West End Musicals, Opera Houses and music conservatoires across the UK. I have worked with singers on many projects including Montage Theatre Arts, Stagecoach Theatre Company, Music teacher at Monkey Music Chelsea/Westminster, workshops with schools across the UK, and CHANT productions. I was also the Project Manager for the Royal Northern College of Music's Community Outreach Program and has choreographed and directed projects for the Royal Northern College of Music's Youth Perform group. Alongside teaching I work professionally as an opera singer in venues across the UK including Glyndebourne Opera Festival so I have first hand experience of the current music industry.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Acting through song
ABRSM Singing grades
Trinity Laban Pop & Rock grades
LAMDA Musical Theatre exams
I always try and make sure singing is great fun so whether you wish to work technically, work on grades or develop your performing skills, I will always strive to have a laugh along the way. I want to help people grow as singers but also grow in confidence!
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Artistic Diploma in Opera - RCM International Opera School
Masters of Performance - studied at the Royal College of Music, London
First class BMus (hons) degree in vocal performance - studied at the Royal Northern College of Music
- How much do you charge?
I charge £40.00 per hour. I charge extra fees if travel is required.
Discounts are available if multiple lessons are booked in advance.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home in Beckenham or online. I can also travel to nearby towns including Penge, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Croydon, Dulwich, Bromley. I am also available to teach around Chelsea.
- When are you available?
I am available on weekday evenings and Saturday daytime.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach all ages and abilities.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students for ABRSM Grades, LCM Grades, LAMDA Grades and Trinity Grades.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Taught privately for 10 years
Vocal Workshop leader 2012-present
Sing Academy 2018
Montage Theatre Arts - Singing Teacher - 2016 - 2017
Monkey Music Chelsea and Westminster - Music Teacher - 2016 - 2019
Stagecoach Theatre Company - Singing Teacher - 2014-2016
St. Anne's R C Primary School, Manchester - Music Teacher - 2012 - 2016
RNCM Musical Theatre Youth Perform - Project Manager - 2014 - 2016
RNCM Musical Theatre Youth Perform - Assistant Director - 2013
RNCM Musical Theatre Youth Perform - Choreographer - 2012
RNCM Musical Theatre Youth Perform - Vocal Mentor - 2011
CHANT Productions - vocal workshop leader - 2012 - 2014
I have performed various operatic roles at the RCM Britten Theatre including Conception in Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole, Lisetta in Haydn’s il mondo della luna, Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Lady Deborah in Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in December which was directed by Sir Thomas Allen. I also just covered the role of Tisbe for British Youth Opera’s production of La Cenerentola and performed the title role in the premiere of Joe Kiely’s opera Amira as part of The Modern Prometheus project in collaboration with the Tête à Tête and directed by Bill Bankes-Jones. Other operatic roles include Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus (Berlin Opera Academy) Sepp, Jay, Chief Hen (cover) and Innkeeper’s wife (cover) in The Cunning Little Vixen (RCMIOS), Kate in Pirates of Penzance, Melissa in Princess Ida (National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company).
I am also a keen dancer and performed the solo dancer role in The Seven Deadly sins by Kurt Weill with the Halle Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder at the Bridgewater hall. I also performed as part of the ensemble and as a solo dancer in Sondheim’s Company with RNCM opera studio.
On the concert platform, I recently performed as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall conducted by Alexander Shelley as part of their Myths and Fairytales series. I also performed Verdi’s Requiem at De Montfort Hall with Loughborough symphony orchestra and choir. I have regularly performed with choral societies and orchestras that have enabled me to tour the UK, Europe and Canada. I have appeared at venues such as Portsmouth Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, National Portrait Gallery, Bridgewater Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. I am also sponsored as a ‘Rising star’ by Rosehill Theatre, Whithaven led by artistic director Richard Elder. As part of this collaboration, I performed alongside pianist Anna Tilbrook. I was also awarded second prize at the Brooks Van – der –Pump English Song Competition in February 2020.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
• Bachelor of Music 1st Class Honours Degree - Vocal Performance
• Masters of Performance - Classical Voice, Artistic Diploma in Opera
• DBS Certificate
I've been singing with Anna for a few years now. I love her enthusiasm and how she teaches technical skills. She pushes me to achieve my best but in a fun way. I'm 61yrs old and got a Distinction for my Grade 8 Singing last year. She tailors lessons to genre you are interested in but also challenges me to try new things. I would highly recommend Anna.
Anna is a fantastic singing teacher. She is personable and warm and clearly knows her stuff. My daughters (10 & 12) have absolutely thrived in her lessons which are fun yet highly instructive. Their singing has improved beyond measure - as has their confidence. I can highly recommend Anna.
Anna is a kind, patient and highly skilled teacher. She has fantastic knowledge of the voice itself, it’s mechanics and structure which then allows you to develop a solid technique. Anna has been so adaptable throughout lockdown by taking our lessons online and I can’t wait to continue working with her!
I have been having singing lessons with Anna for two and a half years. She has an intricate knowledge of singing technique, works on musical expression and has a very thorough approach.
Anna is an enthusiastic and focused singing teacher with the ability to bring out the best in her students. Her lessons are a perfect balance between technical focus, vocal health and performance. By the end of my first lesson with Anna she had already helped me to sing notes I had never thought I could reach before and put me completely at ease. I can’t recommend her enough to anyone looking for a singing teacher!
Anna’s lessons are extremely fun and informative. She is such a great and supportive teacher, I always look forward to our weekly lesson.
Anna is a great teacher. I have been having lessons for the last year and her knowledge has led me to improve more than ever. She breaks technique down to its very core and is always alert to problems that need to be addressed. She communicates her ideas very well and is also a very nice person, which makes learning a stress free environment. Her rates are very reasonable and I couldn’t recommend her enough!
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