VOCAL COACH

I am a singer and vocal coach with a BMus (HONS) in jazz performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. I did additional modules in creative education, vocal health and instrumental and vocal teaching. As well as vocal coaching I also teach piano and composition.

The majority of my students go on to study music professionally. I have had students awarded unconditional offers and scholarships to study music and musical theatre, as well as placing in singing and dance competitions and perform in professional stage shows.

My students include West End performers, musical directors, songwriters and music producers.

As a teacher I give my students the musical tools (music theory and technique) to become confident musicians, yet also encourage them to construct their own stylistic identity. As a teacher and musician I value the opinions of others and treat my student as equals.

This approach has influenced my teaching as I want my pupils to have enjoy music with no pressure for their music making. I use warm up games and allow student’s autonomy. My students learn music by ear, including music theory as I want music to be as natural as possible: stimulating memory. My constructivist approach encourages the pupil’s own development and discovery.

Every student is unique and can present interesting points in their playing, practice and performing. This is why discussion and questions are key in my pupil’s learning.  They should feel comfortable with challenging and accepting concepts and repertoire, and have ample time for self-reflection.

The therapeutic impact of music positively affects the mind and personality of the participants. Therefore my philosophy focuses on the wellbeing of the student and how music can enhance all aspects of their lives; helping people from varied backgrounds.

STUDENT PROFILES

CHANCÉ QUAYE

Annie UK Tour 2018-19 (July the orphan)

Matilda , London West End spring 2020-present

Scholarship to Sylvia Young Theatre School

CARMA QUAYE

School Of Rock The Musical, London West End 2019-20 (Marcy)

TAYLOR THOMAS

London College of Performing Arts

Institute of Contemporary Theatre Training