I have been teaching for nearly forty years since my student days at Lancaster University. This, together with as many years experience as a professional singer, and ongoing study, has led to a thorough understanding of how the voice works and of how to motivate and get the best from each individual student, whatever level they have attained.
My knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the voice is underpinned by training in the Estill Voice Training System.
My fascination for vocal technique, and passion for sharing its secrets, has led me to create and lead workshops for singers, actors, choirs and at multi-disciplinary conferences, regularly giving master classes for Counterparts and Gresham House Studios.
I devised and taught the Voice module for the Music Therapy postgraduate degree at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and also taught singing at the same institution, as well as Queen’s University, Belfast, Exeter University and the Birmingham School of Acting. Through the course of my career, I have worked with professional singers, actors, children, grannies, stroke sufferers, the clergy, barristers, therapists, teachers, and those who believe they have no voice at all.
I continue to teach regularly in Buckinhamshire and Gloucestershire.