Pamela has been a teacher alongside her performing career for over 15 years. The Royal Opera House Covent Garden has invited her to be a Programme Practitioner for their Create and Sing Programme, delivering opera education and teacher training to schools across the U.K. with operas such as Carmen, Hansel and Gretel and The Magic Flute.
She is a member of the British Voice Association, and sits on Council as a Trustee of the Association of Teachers of Singing, where she serves as Editor of the Annual Review magazine.
Pamela started teaching while a Master of Music student, when Professor Thomas Grubb appointed her to the coveted position of Teaching Assistant at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. Shortly thereafter she gave a master class at the CCCN in Costa Rica, and then moved to London, where she has taught privately ever since. She worked for many years teaching at Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools, enriching her knowledge of musical theatre repertoire, and group teaching. She followed this with one year as conductor of the choir at the London School of Economics.
In 2010 Pamela was appointed as singing teacher at Kingsdale Foundation School, south east London’s music specialist school. In her 10 years there, her pupils achieved numerous Distinctions and Merits on their ABRSM and Trinity singing exams, winning scholarships to study at music conservatories. In 2013 James Allen’s Girls’ School’s Saturday School for the Performing Arts (Jasspa) appointed her as singing teacher where she continues to work today.
Concurrently, Pamela has worked as principal animateur for English Pocket Opera Company since 2013, leading opera education workshops for thousands of school children across London in their renowned “SingFest” series, which culminate in large-scale performances of operas at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, for which Pamela sang the roles of Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), and Titania (The Fairy Queen).
EPOC was invited to take SingFest on a national tour for the United Learning academy group in 2016, which culminated in a large-scale performance in 2019 of Carmen at former London 2012 Olympics stadium the Copper Box Arena, for which Pamela acted as producer and sang the role of Micaëla, in partnership with the Royal Opera House.
EPOC has also been privileged to work with schools in Bosnia i Herzegovina, recreating the SingFest workshops for the schools and special needs schools in Mostar. Sponsored by Sir Richard Stilgoe, EPOC have used operas like Romeo and Juliet to bring together children from both the East and West sides of the city to collaborate on full performances.
Most recently Pamela is very pleased to have been appointed Vocal Consultant and Singing Teacher to the elite Training Choir at Newton Prep Battersea, under the leadership of Director of Music Christopher Woodward. Pamela has been honoured to be appointed Singing Teacher (maternity cover) in Spring 2020 for Eton College.
Pamela continues to study and undertake regular CPD in teaching and voice pedagogy.
Contact Pamela to make enquiries about singing lessons.