I can’t remember a time that I wasn’t singing. At age 10 I was already writing songs and performing in concerts, and then in my teens, I began finding any opportunity I could to share my songs from busking in cities to performing in bars and cafes.
Then, at age 21 I was talent spotted and signed to a record company in London. I released two singles and wrote and recorded an album. I sang live on radio stations, made two music videos at MTV and performed regularly throughout the city. It was during this time that I gained invaluable knowledge and experience
about the importance of performance expression, and of song
and audience connection.
Although I enjoyed the lifestyle, pulse and success that this time
brought, I felt deeply that it was not my ultimate desire
and purpose. So in 2002 I decided to move from London
to Stafford, trained in art and holistic therapy and then
moved to Wales where I began vocal coaching in 2008.
I very soon began experiencing so much satisfaction and
fulfilment from seeing others grow and develop that
suddenly I realised….
…my new purpose in life was to awaken the gift of
creative expression in others.
1 to 1 vocal coaching
skills, training & experience
I have over 10 years of 1 to 1 vocal coaching experience, helping people:
express with more authenticity and passion
sing with more power, connection and confidence
discover innate gifts in songwriting
offer opportunities to showcase their talent
lead students towards careers in professional singing
develop their own unique singing style
I take an integrative teaching approach that seeks to bring out the very best in those I coach.
> For a more detailed breakdown of my approach click here.
I teach privately from a beautiful light filled studio in Llanidloes Mid Wales and also peripatetically from Llanidloes High School.
events, choirs & groups &
Four times a year I host a performance showcase evening, where all my students get the opportunity to showcase their talent and development, and and also grow in confidence and expression.
Over the past eight years, I have lead three lively choirs in Llanidloes, Newtown and Welshpool, singing songs from around the world in four-part harmony.
I currently lead a weekly choir in Llanidloes called ‘Riversong’.
I run a mindfulness meditation group and host a music group for children to instil and enchant them with the power of song and storytelling.
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I have lead workshops throughout the UK including:
Weekend Singing workshops at Wandering William, Ludlow www.wanderingwilliam.co.uk
‘Free Your Voice’ - The Alexander Technique and Singing, with Patrick Pearson, www.pearson-alexandertechnique.co.uk
'Songlines’ – a walking and singing workshop with Michelle Brydie, www.walksinparadise.com
'Play in a day' for Ysgol Cedewain with theatre & drama specialist Deborah Peck, working with young people with special needs
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My training includes the following:
Intensive voice leadership training with Frankie Armstrong and Bodyworker Darien Pritchard through the Natural Voice Practitioners Network (www.naturalvoice.net)
Training with Vocal Process – Singing Teachers Retreat, www.vocalprocess.co.uk
Training with Estill Voice (www.estillvoice.com) and further training workshops
Diploma qualifications in Holistic Therapy, Reflexology, Anatomy & Physiology, Art & Design and have done a years training in Sound Healing. I am also a Reiki Master