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Debut onstage at Royal Opera House

Debut onstage at Royal Opera House

Pinch me! This was the moment I made my debut on the mainstage of the Royal Opera House, presenting this extraordinary production of The Magic Flute. Jonathan Ainscough and I led from the stage as Richard Hetherington conducted the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House...

Hosting AOTOS seminar

Hosting AOTOS seminar

Tonight! I am delighted to host this online talk in my capacity as Chair Elect for the Association of Teachers of Singing. We have invited the fabulous Abigail Mann-Daraz to give a presentation on "Intentional Practice in the Voice Studio", which will discuss how to...

Conducting for Create Day 2023

Conducting for Create Day 2023

Honoured to conduct in the Royal Opera House's inaugural Create Day. Create Day brought together thousands of children from all over the U.K., to devise and perform a piece responding to the theme of the UN Convention's Rights of the Child, simultaneously around the...

Presenting at the National Singing Symposium

Presenting at the National Singing Symposium

I was honoured to be able to present at the National Singing Symposium, by Music Education Solutions, this autumn. Working with the fabulous director Sarah Tipple, we led delegates through a whistle-stop tour of how to learn and stage an opera. We worked on music from...

Storytelling Workshops for the ROH

Storytelling Workshops for the ROH

I've been lucky enough to run a series of workshops for the Royal Opera House, teaching children how to be opera directors. Having toured these to Doncaster and Rotherham, these latest workshops were for the children of Tees Valley Music Service in North Yorkshire....

Teaching for the Royal Opera House

Teaching for the Royal Opera House

2024 has started with a bang! I've just finished running my first two cpd workshops of the year for the Royal Opera House, and off to run my third tomorrow, in Bristol. The music of The Magic Flute is the perfect way to start the year! Photo by Veronika Ward.

Counselling Skills for Singing Teachers

Counselling Skills for Singing Teachers

Lovely thing to start my 2024: returning home to my certificate on completing the excellent “Counselling Skills for Singing Teachers” course by Vocal Health Education.This rigorous course, run by the brilliant Sarah Carcillo, has challenged me and developed my...

Royal Opera House on the road

Royal Opera House on the road

Whew! The first 5 weeks of the Royal Opera House's workshops are finished! I have been honoured to be a part of creating the resources for this terrific Create and Sing The Magic Flute, and have been delighted with how well they've worked in practice. Proud to be a...

ROH highly commended in “Teach Primary” Awards

ROH highly commended in “Teach Primary” Awards

The Royal Opera House's Learning and Participation Department's National Schools Programme has been awarded "Highly Commended" in the Teach Primary Awards! Out of 8 shortlisted finalists, we were in the top three, recognised for our 'outstanding' remote learning...

My ROH workshop in The Stage newspaper

My ROH workshop in The Stage newspaper

We're in The Stage! I gave a workshop at the Royal Opera House with an extended vocal workout and taught some of Carmen, alongside the marvellous Louise Bakker delivering drama work, to teachers from the ROH's partner, The Eliot Foundation Academies Trust. It was a...

Bang Straws film selected for Raindance Festival!

Bang Straws film selected for Raindance Festival!

Honoured that The Bang Straws film is selected for the UK Competition @raindancefilmfestival! Screening Saturday 29th at 3.45pm @riocinema Dalston. Tickets still available and Q&A with @amelobernardo. So chuffed to have had a role in this remarkable film.

National Live Broadcast from ROH

National Live Broadcast from ROH

It's a wrap! Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House to an audience of thousands across the U.K., exploring "What is Opera?" and the music of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Joined by the incredible director Louise Bakker, and all managed expertly by our new brilliant...

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