I have always been a singer but only came to formal singing training in my late 20s when, as a science teacher, I found myself producing school musicals! I simply wanted to know more and explore what my voice could really do. So, whilst training with Coral Gould MBE I gained my LGSM teaching diploma and left school teaching behind to run my own studio.
After about ten successful years of this I was hungry for further training. I undertook the Vocal Process Accreditation programme with Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher, becoming their first Accredited Associate Trainer in 2012 and a Van Lawrence Finalist in 2014.
There followed eight years of working with Musical Theatre and Acting Undergraduates at Liverpool Theatre School and LIPA, training them in Singing, Singing Technique and speaking voice for Acting. At this time, I also worked alongside Vocal Process teaching on their courses and Teaching Accreditation Programme, and continue to do so.
In the past five years I have also changed and developed my own business, VocAL Intuition. It had become obvious to me that voice use depends not only on physical processes, but also on the way we see ourselves. So, as part of my own development I took a training course in Life Coaching, completing this in 2020 with over two hundred hours of training and practice. I am now passionate about integrating this coaching with my voice training, in both singing and speaking.
My current clients include singers, singing teachers, business people wishing to improve their speech and communication skills, and clients referred from the voice clinic for vocal habilitation work.
In my downtime I love drawing, photography, walking, books, acoustics and going to shows and plays!