I have been teaching singing for over thirty years. For a while, I taught at both the Oxford School of Drama and Radley College and more recently, 4 years with choral scholars at Trinity College, Cambridge for Stephen Layton. I have an established private practice in Oxford where I live.
Each year I also teach at the Oxenfoord International Summer Singing School in Scotland. Masterclasses include at Trinity College, Cambridge and on the Oxford Lieder Mastercourse for postgraduates and young professional singers. I have also been an adjudicator for Trinity College of Music, given workshops at both Trinity and the Royal College of Music, and I'm an associate teacher of New York-based international singing teacher David Jones.I also integrate Meribeth Dayme's 'Core Singing 'work into my teaching.
What people have said :
'Fiona's teaching is so great because it combines in-depth technical work with a more personal approach to interpretation: through working with Fiona on becoming more 'present', I find an amazing freedom to explore the poetry of the music. Lessons with Fiona allow you to really creatively develop your own motivation for performing.It's magic!'
Fiona has helped me and so many of my colleagues over the past few years with her clarity and inclusive ways of teaching. Never dogmatic and always discovering new aspects herself, she is an inspiring and inspired teacher.
' I came to Fiona as a choral scholar and left with a Distinction in my final recital and a choice of conservatoire places for postgraduate study. These achievements are the culmination of a strong teacher-pupil relationship, building on technique and repetoire throughout my time in Oxford as an undergraduate. Fiona is the best teacher and mentor I could have wished to find and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
' Thank you so much for guiding my way up to the realm of 'being' on the platform.
Those were moments to treasure for a lifetime! Merci '
Julien Traniello ( Oxford Lieder Mastercourse )
‘Fiona’s teaching could be best summed up for me in one word: release.
Those lessons helped me to release my body from self imposed constraints
and tension and thus releasing my voice. Fiona is a brilliant teacher of
vocal technique and performance and as a result of her wisdom and
experience I have benefitted greatly.’
Lawrence J. Wiliford
Acting and Singing Workshop with Jaquie Crago and Peter McMullin (piano)
Photos Dillon Rose Group
Working with Clare GHigo