Having developed a musical ear at an early age, and despite my obvious passion for singing in school performances, I found that I had a natural talent for the guitar! As a result I pursued training as a classical guitarist and it was only while I was studying for my Music O level that I started to combine my abilities on the guitar with my love for singing. I have since enjoyed over 20 years as a singer / songwriter which has led me to a variety of performances over the years, as well as numerous achievements in songwriting competitions.In particular, I have developed a particular flair for harmonies which is evident throughout the majority of songs I have written.
Several years ago my long term love for contemporary singing and performing resulted in a change of career for me and, as a result, I studied hard to gain my Certificate in Vocal Teaching from the Vocalist International Distance Learning Association (VIDLA) and then immediately went on to complete my Professional Diploma in Vocal Teaching.
Since then, in addition to my home teaching, I have also worked as a personal tutor for VIDLA and, for several years, I have been asked to be a judge, and more recently a Regional Education Partner, for the national Open Mic and Live & Unsigned competitions.
Needless to say, I am the sort of person that thrives on expanding my knowledge and, as such, I enjoy studying other singers techniques and methodologies so that I can integrate these into my teaching.
The best thing about my job though, is you…
As a vocal coach I am fortunate enough to meet a huge variety of singers from very diverse musical (and even non-musical), backgrounds. From those who are just seeking to improve their voice when they are in the shower to the professional singer who is seeking to be the next big star! In fact, I think that I have one of the best jobs in the world – not only to I get to do the one thing I am passionate about, but I also get to share my enthusiasm with all of those individuals that I teach, what could be better than that?