“If I cannot fly, let me sing”
I am a singer.
I was born with a song in me, yearning to be released.
I come from a family of storytellers (some might call them liars). I am but a vehicle for the fairytale.
I try not to discriminate against any genre, but my heart is helplessly lost in jazz.
I am a pianist.
I used to play the music of the old masters and cry when I heard their whispers through my fingertips.
I cry less know and the whispers have grown to shouts of my own.
I am a tutor.
Sharing knowledge is exhilarating. Helping someone succeed is an honour. Seeing people reach their potential is beautiful.
This is a calling.
MEd Artist/Teacher, RCS 2022
Estill Figure Proficiency 2021
Graduate Diploma in Jazz, St Andrews University 2015
BA Hons Applied Music, Strathclyde University 2011
EXPAND YOUR RANGE
NURTURE YOUR CREATIVITY
AMP UP YOUR STAGE PRESENCE
REFINE YOUR VOCAL TECHNIQUE
ENHANCE YOUR PERSONAL EXPRESSION
EXPLORE IMPROVISATION AND MUSIC THEORY
FIND CONFIDENCE IN YOUR UNIQUE, PERSONAL VOICE
I am an experienced vocal coach and musical director and have worked in a variety of settings from teaching individuals to conducting vocal groups and choirs. I combine my knowledge of good teaching practices, Estill Vocal Technique, body mapping, yoga and mindfulness for a truly holistic teaching approach.
Lessons are suitable for beginners as well as advanced singers and tailored to suit the needs and goals of each individual student, whether it's preparation for a specific event, exam or show, or just singing for fun and wellbeing. Genres covered range from pop, rock and folk to jazz and beyond.
I am passionate about singing and do my best to ensure that lessons are as fun, relaxing and informative as possible.
I believe a good teacher is a lifelong student and I am constantly working on keeping my knowledge up to date.
I recently finished my studies for a Masters Degree in Education (Artist/Teacher) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where I deepened my understanding of art pedagogy, holistic teaching methods and vocal improvisation. I have a certificate in Estill Figure Proficiency, which I achieved with mentoring from Gillian McLaren Scott.
I offer private vocal tuition from my home in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.
BOTH IN PERSON & ZOOM LESSONS AVAILABLE!
Lessons are charged at £40/60min, or £25/30min.
Limited number of discounted spaces available for primary school children at £15/30min.
I can also offer singing workshops and coaching for vocal harmony groups.
Contact for more info.