Welcome to my website!
I love people finding what they are really looking for, and I have all kinds of resources that can help you to enjoy reaching your goals.
What I contribute as a singing teacher, is an alchemy of my long experience as a singer, performer, teacher and energy practitioner. I have so much to be grateful for, both in the musicians and teachers I have been privileged to work with, but also with so much continuing learning from my life's journey.
My teaching has been greatly enhanced by being invited to be an associate teacher of David Jones, the New York-based international singing teacher, over ten years ago.
David's 'Swedish Italian Technique' comes from a distinguished line, leading from the Italian bel canto school, through the teachers of Jussi Bjorling and Kirsten Flagstadt to the present day.
The David Jones Voice Studio page on Facebook is a wonderful resource. Click that you 'like' it and you'll receive his regular inspirational blogs.
I also adhere to the principles of 'Core Singing', an inspirational resource from Dr Meribeth Dayme.
I heard Gerald Finley talking on the radio the other day, and what he said reflects what I feel about singing:
'' We need to train like an athlete to allow optimal body function and at the same time be able to keep vibrational freedom in our whole being to be able to express fully as an artist.
Singing is one of the most vulnerable activities an artist can encounter. Music has the power of connecting people emotionally, sharing very special moments of vulnerability, intimacy, letting go, and opening up the essence and listening to your soul.''
As singers, we need the combination of using our bodies optimally (state of the art singing technique) and being at the same time able to release into vibrational energy that allows full expression.
I encourage all who work with me, to explore and be curious from a place of being present and in the moment, as we explore what helps voice and expressiveness...I'm getting lovely feedback from all my singers who are enjoying new found connections and enhanced capabilty.
My energy practitioner work began over 8 years ago.
This work feeds beautifully into freeing people from unhelpful beliefs that hold them back.
Singing sessions are usually at my home in Oxford but are also possible on Skype.
EFT/ HeartSpeak sessions are available in Oxford too, and also possible by Skype/Facetime/Facebook Messenger etc.