I continue to have an international performing career (on both the opera and concert stages), and therefore have space for flexibility in my schedule; since I do work internationally, I may need flexibility from my students in return while travelling – either through Skype lessons or by entrusting the student to a trusted teacher or singing coach (particularly if there is a need to sing through repertoire with a professional pianist, which is a necessary part of learning that would need to be organised every few lessons anyway).
I am willing to travel to a student’s home to teach, or to teach at my home studio in Ealing (an adult must sit in during the lesson if the lesson is taking place at my home studio, and if the student is a child – in accordance with child protection regulations). Alternative arrangements in a studio in central London can be made – which will include a room hire cost on top of my professional fee (at the student’s expense).
I am DBS Certified.
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I am trained as an Opera Singer – after having obtained a Bachelor of Music, two Master's degrees (a Master’s in Music & a Master’s in Performance), and a further Advanced Training Certificate in Opera from one of the world's leading conservatories: the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I can therefore offer a secure and healthy foundation in classical training – which is important to have regardless of what musical style the student wishes to pursue.
I enjoy teaching and have taught students of various ages & abilities – with my method tailored to suit each individual. I have been fortunate to study with/be coached by various different teachers of excellent repute throughout the course my studies – which in turn means that I have a number of different methods & techniques at my disposal in order to adapt to each student's style of learning & requirements. All aspects of singing technique are covered by me, including: breathing techniques, vocal range, support, projection (volume), vowel placement, diction, musical phrasing & shaping, posture, vocal colour, and tonality (including pitching).
Cancellation Policy: If I receive less than 24 hours notice fo a cancellation, half the amount of the lesson will be charged. If the student does not show, the full amount will be charged. If the time needs to be switched, let me know as soon as possible and I can try to be flexible.
Madame Herz The Impresario - Teatru Manoel, Malta 2019
Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor - Festival Lyrique en Mer Belle-Île, France 2019
Nannetta (cover) Falstaff - The Grange Festival, UK 2019
Adele Die Fledermaus - Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, Germany 2019
Maria Belt il-Bniedem - City of Humanity (Reuben Pace, V18 European Capital of Culture), Malta 2018
Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor - Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre, London 2018
Adina The Elixir of Love - New Sussex Opera, UK 2018
Blondchen Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Warsaw Chamber Opera, Poland 2018
Zerlina Don Giovanni - Teatru Manoel, Malta 2018
Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor - Fulham Opera, UK 2017
Hlas Jenůfa - Grange Park Opera, UK 2017
Queen of the Night The Magic Flute - Charles Court Opera King’s Head Theatre, UK 2017
Ariane Ariane Guildhall Opera, UK 2016
Lucia The Rape of Lucretia - Guildhall Opera, UK 2016
Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos - Opera Project/West Green House Opera, UK 2015
Performance Venues Include: Cadogan Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Barbican Hall, the Royal Opera House as Echo in Laurence Osborne’s opera Narkissus and the Reflektions, Kensington Palace, St. James’ Palace, and for HRH The Earl of Wessex.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the Commonwealth Orchestra
Abos: Opera Highlights - Les Bougies Baroque (Inquisitor’s Palace Birgu 2019)
Malta National Day Celebration (Casina di Macchia Madama, Rome 2019)
JUSOOR/Peace & Prosperity Trust (Landsowne Club Mayfair, 2019)
Debut Classical Concerts (Shoreditch Treehouse 2019)
54th Anniversary Concert - Malta Independence (St. James’ Church Piccadilly 2018)
OHP Inspire: Dolphin - Refuge in Harmony (Opera Holland Park, 2018)
La Charmeuse, Thaïs - Chelsea Opera Group (Cadogan Hall 2018)
Solo Recital: Debussy & Ravel Malta Arts Festival (Palazzo De La Salle, Malta 2018)
Solo Recital: Debussy & Ravel Romana Filarmonica (La Sala Casella, Rome 2018)
Europe Day Concert - Northern Chords Orchestra (St. John’s Smith Square, 2017)
Joseph Calleja BOV Foundation (Teatru Manoel, Malta 2016)
Recital with James Baillieu - Three Palaces Festival (Verdala Palace, Malta 2016)
Education & qualifications
• Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course (Advanced Certificate Opera Studies), 2014-2016
• Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Guildhall Artist Masters in Performance), 2012-2014
• California State University Long Beach (BMus Opera Performance 1st class Hons), 2012
• Napier University Edinburgh Scotland (BMUS), 2006-2008
Malta Airport Foundation Ambassador
BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation Scholar
DrakeCalleja Trust Scholar
Peace and Prosperity Trust Young Artist
Talent Unlimited Young Artist
Ian Tomlin Scholarship recipient
Janatha Stubbs Scholarship recipient
Malta Arts Scholarship recipient
Perfect! I have only had 2 lessons with Nicola, but from the first lesson she showed hospitality making me feel comfortable. She is a very friendly, encouraging and a knowledgeable teacher, that cares for her students goals.
Very keen to learn, works hard!
As a student of Nicola, I have always received the best training and knowledge from her. The traning I receive is very much individualised for my own voice and needs. Her knowledge is backed up by years of studying and experience. Nicola is extremely dedicated to what she does and especially dedicated to improving and helping her students. I genuinely recommend Nicola as a voice tutor as I've always felt like i've learnt alot from her and that an evident improvement in my voice is always heard after each lesson.
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