As a professional opera singer and soloist performing internationally at the highest level, I am also passionate about sharing my wide knowledge and experience with others.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
My main area of specialisation is music: I enjoy teaching both academic and practical musicianship in many different guises due to my top level education and professional experience. I particularly relish the theoretical side of music, but I also teach flute, singing and piano. I also provide essay and dissertation coaching, interview prep, and Personal Statement/UCAS tutoring.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a Bachelors degree in Music from Magdalen College, Oxford, where I was also an Instrumental Scholar. Thereafter I attended Trinity College of Music and the Wales International Academy of Voice, gaining a Masters in Vocal Performance with Distinction. I have won numerous awards and prizes; at Trinity I was a recipient of the Paul Simm Opera Prize, the Wilfred Greenhouse Allt Prize, a bursary from the Linda Pilgrim Charitable Trust and winner of the English Song Competition. Thereafter, I was a Park Lane Group Young Artist, and winner of the Thelma D. and Leon Fischbach Memorial Prize at the London Handel Singing Competition and the DvoÅ™Ã¡k Prize at the Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards. I also have flute and piano Grade 8, both with Distinction. At school I obtained three As at A Level (Music/History/Art), and a B in AS Level Biology.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £60/hr in my specialist area of singing, but for every other service I charge £50/hr. I can offer a 50% discount for consultation lessons, and group lessons represent a reduced cost depending on numbers involved (prices upon request).
- Where do you teach?
I can teach at home or travel to the home of the student. I am also happy to teach online via Facetime, though for practical lessons it is of course much better to be there in person! I am based in Marlow but willing to travel to Henley, Maidenhead, Beaconsfield, Slough, Windsor, High Wycombe, Farnham Common and possibly even further afield.
- When are you available?
I am available Monday to Friday and weekends, during both term time and holidays, depending on my performance diary.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach children and adults of all ages and abilities.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students for graded music theory exams, and practical exams in flute, piano and singing.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to tutor online via Facetime or Skype.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I'm pretty excited about what I've learnt so far in this weird and wonderful world, and I've had some amazing experiences along the way. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you as we embark upon a journey of discovery together!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I recently tutored singing, music theory and general musicianship out in Mumbai, India for 4 weeks. I have taught pupils of all ages on and off since I began my singing career, and I also taught flute, piano and singing at a school in London, also beginning a choir and taking the role of musical director for their school musicals.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Vocally, I trained with Dennis O'Neill and Nuccia Focile at the Wales International Academy of Voice, and with Alison Wells at Trinity College of Music. I am currently mentored by Raymond Connell. Before that, I studied flute with Lynda Coffin whilst at Oxford, and with Simon Salisbury and Malcolm Pollock whilst a scholar at High Wycombe Music Centre.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of Equity.
• BA Oxon (Music)
• MMus (Dist.) Vocal Performance
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