Pamela has been a teacher alongside her performing career for over 20 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 Create and Sing Artist 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. She was then invited to appear in a live broadcast, presenting the debut of the new “Create and Sing The Magic Flute” nationally to all their partners.
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. She supervised the children’s chorus in rehearsal for the main stage production of Cavalleria Rusticana under Sir Antonio Pappano.
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, where many of her pupils went on to careers in music. Pamela is now a singing teacher at St Dunstan’s College, Independent School of the Year at the 2023 International Elite 100 Global Awards.
Pamela is Chair Elect of the Association of Teachers of Singing, where she has also served 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, editing and publishing them in the 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. She is also a member of the British Voice Association and the ISM.
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), and former London 2012 Olympics stadium the Copper Box Arena, for which Pamela acted as producer and sang the role of Micaëla (Carmen), 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.
Pamela continues to study and undertake regular CPD in teaching and voice pedagogy.
Contact Pamela to make enquiries about singing lessons.
Association of Teachers of Singing (Chair Elect and Trustee)
British Voice Association
Singing for Health Network
Independent Society of Musicians