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|About||Private singing tuition for people of all ages and abilities - find your voice, develop your confidence and build your repertoire. Private lessons taught from my home in Bingham, Nottingham.|
My love of singing goes back to earlier than I can remember – my parents still frequently tell the story of me, at 2 years of age, stood at the top of the stairs singing Barbara Streisand’s ‘Woman In Love’ at the top of my voice! As a child school was the main place that fostered this love; I took part in various school productions, choirs and other musical activities readily. Then as a teenager I competed in numerous musical festivals and was an active member of Stoke-on-Trent Operatics Society Youth Section taking the lead female role of Ann Pornick in ‘Half a Sixpence’ when I was 16.
My first forays into teaching and directing came in my late teens when I was given the opportunity to stage a production for an awards evening at a local theatre. Then at the age of 18 I achieved ABRSM Grade 8 with Distinction before heading off to university where, as well as achieving a BA (Hons), my vocal skills were also recognised when I was selected as a soloist for the university graduation ceremonies. During my 20s and early 30s singing had to take somewhat of a back seat as I moved into a high paced corporate career and then left that to start and raise a family. However, I continued to perform as a soloist in various charity recitals and also regularly sang in church choirs and worship bands.
Then 18 months ago I was asked to help out with the choir at my daughter’s junior school and found it a thoroughly rewarding and enriching experience. Watching these children discover their voices, learn about music and fall in love with song really sparked my passion and made me realise how much I enjoy helping children (and adults) develop a love for singing. I continue to work with the school choir and am also now working as a choir director for a Vale Voices Community Choir. Much like the school choir, this venture is all about nurturing a love of music and singing in the local community. Teaching singing privately has been a natural progression on from this.
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