I am a classically trained teacher and performer.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical music, musical theatre and Jazz.
Preparation for exams and performances.
Beginners Piano until grade 3.
Voice tuition for acting and public speaking.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Master if Music in vocal training from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a Postgraduate Diploma in Vocal Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and a Bachelor Degree in Music (Hons) from Napier University. I also have passed my Grade 8 ABRSM with distinction in Singing.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £35 p/h for tuition and am able to do 30 minute lessons at £20. I will charge a small fee for travel to the students home. There will be a 10% discount for a minimum of 5 lessons booked at the same time.
- Where do you teach?
I can teach at home which is near the centre of Edinburgh but would be willing and prefer to travel to the students home.
- When are you available?
I teach Monday to Saturday between 10:00am and 10:00pm and throughout the holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Any age and level.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and Royal Academy singing and theory examinations - all grades up to and including diploma in singing and grade 5 in theory.
I prepare students for GCSE and A-level singing and singing students for entry to degree courses in classical singing.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
For online teaching I will use facetime or skype. Payments for lessons must be paid in advance.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am a Singing Instructor at Fettes College, Loretto school and have also been teaching privately for over three years. I have also taught in the New London Performing Arts Centre, London. There I taught students of all ages singing, piano, theory and teaching the Lamda music theatre class. As a singing teacher I specialise in classical, opera and musical theatre but have also taught Jazz and popular music. As a music theory and piano teacher I have prepared students for ABRSM Grade 1 to 5.
I have many years of performing experience singing opera roles and church music. Previous engagements include backing vocals for Josh Groben, opera holland park and singing the solo in a new commissioned choral work for The Queen.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I am CRB checked.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Taught by John Evans and Patricia Mcmahon. I also have had many master-classes with great singers and accompanists including Dame Ann Murray, Jane Manning, Dame Emma Kirkby, Donald Maxwell and Malcome Martineau.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am with a music agency called Classical Musicians Scotland.
• BMus (Hons)
• MMus in Vocal Training (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, PGDip (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
• UK CRB accreditation
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