Bio

If I were a producer I would sign her (Ailsa) straight away.

The Observer

I began singing publicly at age 13, as a soloist and choir singer. Trained classically, I sang on Radio 2, channel four, Italian TV, the Royal Festival Hall, Canterbury Cathedral with my school choir. Highlights include singing in a musical about the environment for Channel Four which was narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

 

I qualified in BA (Honours) in Popular Music and Recording in 2005. This led to a post graduate certificate in Music Education from the University of Roehampton. I continues my professional development through training with many leading voice trainers from the UK and Europe in a variety of specialisms, including pop/CCM, Jazz, musical theatre, young/developing voices, voice science, choral and a cappella vocals.

 

I spent nearly ten years in a live dance band, Gecho. We toured festivals and events around the UK and received airplay on many radio stations including Radio 1 and Fresh FM. We received positive reviews in the national press for our innovative fusion of live instruments and vocal, turntables, samples and computers. We also wrote music for documentary film projects.

If I were a producer I would sign her (Ailsa) straight away.

The Observer

I began singing publicly at age 13, as a soloist and choir singer. Trained classically, I sang on Radio 2, channel four, Italian TV, the Royal Festival Hall, Canterbury Cathedral with my school choir. Highlights include singing in a musical about the environment for Channel Four which was narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

 

I qualified in BA (Honours) in Popular Music and Recording in 2005. This led to a post graduate certificate in Music Education from the University of Roehampton. I continue my professional development through training with many leading voice trainers from the UK and Europe in a variety of specialisms, including pop/CCM, Jazz, musical theatre, young/developing voices, voice science, choral and a cappella vocals.

 

I spent nearly ten years in a live dance band, Gecho. We toured festivals and events around the UK and received airplay on many radio stations including Radio 1 and Fresh FM. We received positive reviews in the national press for our innovative fusion of live instruments and vocal, turntables, samples and computers. We also wrote music for documentary film projects.

As a Jazz singer I have performed with many great players in the north west region. A highlight was forming a Jazz quartet in Granada, Spain, to coincide with the Granada jazz festival.

 

My focus during the last 15 years has been as a vocal coach and musical director for several a cappella groups. I have continuously undertaken functional voice training, gaining qualifications with the top vocal coaches and choral directors in the UK and beyond. My groups and singers have won awards and I have taken groups to Italy, France and Germany.

 

I help singer songwriters and contemporary/pop singers establish good healthy vocal technique without compromising their unique sound.

 

I train choral directors on how the voice works, how to get their singers to develop their technique to ensure a better “blend”.

 

Throughout the year I also run online group voice courses for people new to vocal technique/formal voice training and for singing leaders.

As a Jazz singer I have performed with many great players in the north west region. A highlight was forming a Jazz quartet in Granada, Spain, to coincide with the Granada jazz festival.

 

My focus during the last 15 years has been as a vocal coach and musical director for several a cappella groups. I have continuously undertaken functional voice training, gaining qualifications with the top vocal coaches and choral directors in the UK and beyond. My groups and singers have won awards and I have taken groups to Italy, France and Germany.

 

I help singer songwriters and contemporary/pop singers establish good healthy vocal technique without compromising their unique sound.

 

I train choral directors on how the voice works, how to get their singers to develop their technique to ensure a better “blend”.

 

Throughout the year I also run online group voice courses for people new to vocal technique/formal voice training and for singing leaders.

Unsigned Acts

As the go-to voice performance specialist for unsigned acts, I help them prepare for the music industry and the vocal demands that go with being a new act. Confidence is a big part of ensuring these singers will do well: Knowing their voices will do what they need it to do, knowing how their voice works, how they can create the sounds they want for the songs, ensuring they can maintain vocal health and being a port of call for anyone who has a vocal injury, which I can either treat or refer on, depending on what the singer is experiencing.

Vocal Technique for Vocal Group Leaders

I also offer one to one and group vocal technique training to choir leaders on:

 

Breath management, how sound is created, extending pitch range, accurate pitching, creating an homogenised, even sound though all voice parts, power, projection, developing a group/choral technique practice in your choir. Vocal health for their singers and themselves.

Unsigned Acts

As the go-to voice performance specialist for unsigned acts, I help them prepare for the music industry and the vocal demands that go with being a new act. Confidence is a big part of ensuring these singers will do well: Knowing their voices will do what they need it to do, knowing how their voice works, how they can create the sounds they want for the songs, ensuring they can maintain vocal health and being a port of call for anyone who has a vocal injury, which I can either treat or refer on, depending on what the singer is experiencing.

Vocal Technique for Vocal Group Leaders

I also offer one to one and group vocal technique training to choir leaders on:

 

Breath management, how sound is created, extending pitch range, accurate pitching, creating an homogenised, even sound though all voice parts, power, projection, developing a group/choral technique practice in your choir. Vocal health for their singers and themselves.

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