A little about me
I am a London-based musician working as a freelance choir and workshop leader, teacher
and singer. I took a rather round about route to choir leading, via a BA in Human Sciences at
the University of Oxford, an MMus in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban, a performance
career and years of singing teaching.
A few years ago I heard the term ‘portfolio career’ and then I understood what I do! I have
several strands of music making, both as a performer and teacher, and all the strands are
about facilitating enjoyment or music in others.
As a choir leader, I run a mix of workplace and community choirs across South and Central
London. All these choirs are about creating a non-judgemental and relaxed social space as
much as they are about singing, and they all work towards regular performances. Even now!
The format has changed to online rehearsals and virtual performances but singing and the
sense of being together is even more important now.
I run a wide range of workshops, from spoken voice and singing technique to band sessions
in collaboration with colleagues. These tend to be stand alone one-off workshops as
corporate team-building or wellbeing sessions, or run independently by me for members of
My singing has taken me around the UK in a wide variety of performances, from opera in the
Edinburgh Fringe to oratorio solos with choral societies in the Midlands, folk songs in Cecil
Sharp House to WW2 songs and jazz in Yorkshire. Nowadays I am most often found singing
variety concerts in the Musical Museum, Kew Bridge, or in commissioned and specially
written performances with Trio Literati in Yorkshire.
I have been teaching for 15 years, singing and now also beginner piano. I teach through
Music in Offices as well as privately and teaching one-to-one has given me huge insight into
my own singing, as well as adapting my teaching to each individual or group.
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