TEACHING

Pamela has been a teacher alongside her performing career for over 15 years. She 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.

The Royal Opera House Covent Garden have 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 and Hansel and Gretel. The ROH commissioned her to devise the warm-ups for their newest addition, “Create and Sing The Magic Flute,” for which they filmed her presenting the songs and warm-ups in videos available on the ROH website.

Having seen Pamela’s expertise in developing young voices, the ROH have then invited her to be the singing teacher for the ROH Youth Opera Company, giving individual singing lessons and conducting the full chorus in rehearsals.

Pamela has taught individual lessons in schools since 2010. She was appointed Singing Teacher (maternity cover) for Eton College, she was appointed Vocal Consultant and Singing Teacher to the elite Training Choir at Newton Prep Battersea, and 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. She has also taught for 10 years at Kingsdale Foundation School, south east London’s music specialist secondary school.

She is a member of the British Voice Association, the ISM, and sits on Council as a Trustee of the Association of Teachers of Singing, where she serves as Editor of the Annual Review magazine. Her work there includes researching and commissioning articles, interviews and reviews of the leading singing teachers and pedagogues, publishing them in our Newsletters and Annual Review magazine. For the Annual Review she interviewed Michael Rosen about his experiences with Speech and Language Therapy, and the directors of English National Opera’s Breathe programme, for sufferers of Long Covid.

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. 

Forthcoming in 2022 the Royal Opera House have invited Pamela to sing in their Family Sundays series, and then in July to appear in a live broadcast, presenting the debut of the new “Create and Sing The Magic Flute” nationally to all their partners.

Pamela continues to study and undertake regular CPD in teaching and voice pedagogy.

Contact Pamela to make enquiries about singing lessons.

 

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