After years of being Head of Music at Secondary school level, an active performer (singer and keys) in local bands and leading interactive singing sessions at care and therapy centres, I decided to branch out alone to offer relaxed singing lessons focusing on fun, confidence, stress relief and wellbeing of the mind and body. My lessons are about the enjoyment and healing properties of singing, along with developing general musicality. They are not about strict vocal training. My academic musical background means that I do offer ABRSM grades (up to Grade 5) and aural tuition for all the major exam boards if you want a goal, but if you are simply looking to lift your spirits and enjoy music-making with the instrument you were born with in a safe, non-judgemental environment – you have come to the right place.
I currently have a large and diverse group of around 40 students on my books, of all ages. I have fourteen years’ experience teaching Music in secondary schools up to A Level standard. I was Head of Music for seven years at Newlands Girls’ School in Maidenhead and for three years at Drayton Manor High School in Hanwell. Throughout that time I have directed choirs and chamber groups for concerts, prepared solo singers for productions and concerts, and helped singers through their A Level coursework recitals. After leaving secondary school teaching I worked as Music Co-ordinator at a Preparatory School in Crowthorne. I have been running interactive singing sessions at local care homes and therapy centres, where participating in singing has proven to be incredibly healing for those suffering with such conditions as dementia, parkinsons, MS and more. I have therefore worked with students of all ages, and welcome both children (from age 8) and adults to my singing lessons.
- Relaxed Singing Lessons for all ages. Relaxed is how you will feel! My lessons are very therapeutic – singing for wellbeing, fun, confidence and stress-relief. We work with your voice as it is, learning basic techniques to help protect it and get the most out of it. Tuition for ABRSM exams (up to Grade 5) available if desired. Musical styles to suit you.
- Aural Tuition – all ABRSM exams have an aural skills section. I help people of all grades and all different instruments with this aspect of the exams.
- Support with GCSE Music coursework. I am very happy to assist with the performing and composing aspects of GCSE Music. Perhaps your child needs a duet partner for their ensemble performance?
- Perfect Harmony – Music Teacher Support – I welcome new and aspiring private Music teachers who are looking for some guidance and support in the setting up and running of their tuition business. Please refer to the “Perfect Harmony” page.