Singing Teacher and Workshop Leader

I am a freelance voice worker - the best job in the world!

Based in the North East and working in Scotland, Tyne and Wear and Cumbria (and occasionally elsewhere!) I am a singing teacher, singer, songwriter and workshop leader. I love variety - my Classical training and technique combine with my great love of popular, jazz and world music which I think makes me a versatile singer and teacher.

Most of my time is taken up with working with people on their voices, individually and in a group context. I am very interested in and experienced in developing the teenage voice as young people go through GCSEs and Grade Exams (I teach the Trinity Guildhall syllabus). I also lead choirs and write pieces for community enselmbles. One of my songs, Lights, was performed by choirs from all over the UK in the Sing for Water festival in London 16/17 September 2017.

Soup and Sing, the singing workshops I run with Alison Scott, are extremely popular in Northumberland and Cumbria. They run seasonally on a Saturday evening and are tremendous fun. The food is great too!

I also perform with local bands and write music for them. I am a Director of BlueJam Arts and ran a songwriting club for young people for 8 years in Alnwick. 

Fascinated by the way the voice works, I have developed a workshop formula with friend and yoga tutor Rebecca Poremba, Stretch and Sing to explore the possibilities of combining singing technique and yoga.

I love to work with and for other artists - I support Jilly Jarman and Michael Harper in their work with people in Northumberland - giving people in my region the opportunity to learn from national and world-class educators.