Darquise teaches a tried and tested classical vocal technique based on the appoggio. Students work on breath control, vowels, sound, etc. They are encouraged to develop a lively imagination for communication and expression, and to learn a variety of songs.
Darquise has sung professionally with the Opéra de Montréal, ands a member of the professional chorus of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, she was soloist in two recordings. She was also a member of the Tudor Singers of Montreal, a professional touring chamber choir. She has appeared as a soloist both in Canada and the UK with choral societies, and has toured with chamber opera ensemble Lyrichoregra20. She continue to give solo recitals in and around London.
Darquise has considerable expertise and experience in vocal pedagogy, having taught singing at the McGill Conservatory of Music in Montreal and in this country at Repton School and at other independent schools. She was vocal coach for the South Derbyshire Cantabile Choir and Youth Chorale. She has given master classes in Canada and the US and continues to do so here in the UK.
Darquise prepares students for graded exams, both practical and theory; most of her students achieve a Distinction in their exams. She is also available to coach singers for auditions and festivals.
A native French speaker, she also speaks Italian and has an excellent working knowledge of German. She has a special expertise in French Song and poetry, and is in demand as a tutor of French Song. She teaches a number of singing masterclasses at Morley College in london, including the French Song Masterclass, and coaches French in the Opera School. She is a singing tutor at Cratoule Summer Singing School in the south of France.
As a member of AOTOS (The Association of Teachers of Singing), she has published a number of articles relating to French peotry and song repertoire.
A special reduced rate for students aged 18 years and under is also available, and for packs of 5 lessons. Please enquire!
• B.Mus., M.Mus.
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