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I studied classical vocal technique for 15 years with Howard Milner, and supplemented this with private language training (French and Russian), repertoire coaching with Floral Opera, Summer International Summer Music school (four years) and further training with Jeffrey Talbot and Neil Howlett. I worked as Area Leader for Sing Up in Lincolnshire and am currently the visiting singing teacher for a large secondary academy in Nottingham as well as being a vocal tutor at University of Lincoln. I have performed in professional opera companies in the UK, and performed recitals and gala concerts throughout the UK and in Northern Italy. I teach classical styles, as well as music theatre, jazz, folk, pop/rock.
I graduated a with a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Birmingham, and can tutor chemistry, physics and mathematics in addition to music.
Hi I’m Holly, I have grown up performing all over the world including, Paris, London, brighton. I have been singing opera since the age of 9 and recently graduated from a 3 year degree in musical theatre in Guildford.
Currently a secondary school teacher of Drama and Music I have studied theatre and worked professionally at university and then moved on to train to teach. Looking to enthuse and motivate people ready for auditions and exams I can offer detailed feedback and guide people in theatrical performance.
With five years experience teaching music to those with special educational needs, I believe "we are born musical". Sometimes though we are restricted by our individual differences, we may experience sensory or physical difficulties that limit our ability to express our unique musicality. I develop ways to open musical worlds to those with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. I deliver music as communication in order to encourage pre-language skills, allowing pupils to express their creativity and develop their musicality. If a pupil wants to learn an instrument but needs an individualised learning experience, I tailor lessons to meet their learning needs. I work with parents and carers in order to develop their own skills and encourage a musical relationship between themselves and their children or young adult. Activities include:
Playing a range of instruments
Call and response strategies
Sensory stimulating environments
I have worked with pupils with a range of learning difficulties including:
Profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)
Severe learning difficulties (SLD)
Mild learning difficulties (MLD)
Sounds of Intent PG Cert- Pending
Makaton levels 1-4
Positive Behaviour Managament
Most importantly of all, we have lots of fun!
As an ambassador for education and diversity, I am proud to offer over five years of teaching experience, with my pedagogy and teaching being recently recognised by Ofsted as outstanding. During this time, I have been responsible for curriculum leadership and developing stimulating and academically enriching lessons through effective pedagogical practice; supporting a diverse cohort of children from all backgrounds. Furthermore, I have had experience in aligning evidence-based research with pedagogical practice to contribute towards the design and development of Cambridge Assessment International Education’s international curriculum which is taught within schools across 160 countries and 9 regions.
As well as educating young people within education, I have also had experience in training teachers; leading face-to-face CPD training workshops to support teachers by bridging the gap between practice and research and in turn, effectively supporting students both holistically and academically within schools and the wider community. My approach to teaching is to inject the element of creativity and fun. It is imperative that we enjoy the things that we do, including education. I love creating an immersive learning experience which utilises extra-curricular tools to support cognitive, academic and holistic development. For me, as a certified life coach and educator, I believe in creating a safe space where each child can thrive and develop a sense of self-confidence whilst gaining a foundation of skills to support them both in school and out.
A qualified music teacher with experience teaching Btec (level 2 and 3), GCSE (Edexcel and AQA) and A level (Edexcel). 3 years of classroom teaching experience, preceded by 3 years of tutoring and instrumental teaching. Music Theory specialist.
Having studied Musical Theatre since the age of 15, I am now graduated from a prestigious London drama school, signed with an agent and am beginning the process of entering the industry. I wouldn't be where I am today without my teachers and tutors and I want to pay that forward to help young people achieve their creative goals. I like to work very personally, so we will sit down in our first session and discuss your personal goals, I will then work with each individual student to reach those goals. I'm willing to give anything a go, as long as you are. Let's work hard and have fun!
- I currently teach using Skype and Zoom
- Which subject(s) do you teach? I teach singing, piano, recorder, theory and musicanship to adults and children of all levels of ability, in styles that include classical, pop and music theatre. As well as teaching singing I also provide piano accompaniment. Having sung with national opera companies and performed in concerts and music theatre I now specialise in coaching students for auditions and perfomances. I also have lots of experience preparing students for grade exams as well as teaching those who just wish to learn for fun. - Tell me about your qualifications. I hold an ARCM (Associate of the Royal College of Music) in teaching. I studied performance at the Opera School at the Royal College of Music. I studied piano with Yu Chun Yee and Ian Lake (professors of piano at the Royal College of Music). I studied music theatre at the Actors Centre in London. - How much do you charge? I charge £30 for 30 minutes, £40 for 45 minutes, £45 an hour - Where do you teach? I teach at home in London, N20. The nearest tube is Totteridge/Whetstone on the Northern line. It is a 10 minute walk from the station, or you could take a bus for 2 stops. There is plenty of free parking outside the house. - When are you available? I am available weekdays after 4pm, Monday mornings and weekends up to 2pm. I also teach throughout school holidays. - Which ages and levels do you teach? I have students of all ages, from 5 to 95! I teach all grades in singing from total beginners to professional performers and have lots of experience preparing students for auditions and music theatre exams. I teach up to grade 5 piano and recorder as well as teaching music theory. - Which qualifications do you prepare your students for? ABRSM graded exams. Entrance to stage and drama schools. Auditions for music theatre, West-End shows, TV, films etc. - Do you have a personal message for students? My priority is to bring out the best in each individual student and to make our lessons as enjoyable as possible. I don't have a fixed teaching method but like to adapt to the interests and natural abilities of each student, so each lesson is an exciting experience for the student and myself.
- What kind of experience do you have? I have been performing professionally for over 35 years in opera, concerts, music theatre, pantomimes, TV and film with companies as diverse as the English National Opera, the Israeli National Opera, Covent Garden Opera House, BBC radio, La Scala (Milan), Earls Court etc. I have worked at English Martyrs Primary School, Hawley Infants and Kingsgate School for 14 years as a singing teacher, accompanist and recorder tutor. - Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate? Yes. I am CRB checked and hold a Child Chaperone License. - Where and with whom did you train? Leeds College of Music with Stiles-Allen and Owen Wynne. Royal College of Music with Hervey Alan and Marian Studholme. Israeli Opera with singing Professor Maria Buday. St. Cecilia Conservatori, Rome, with Paolo Silveri. Actors Centre in London with various teachers including Mary Hammond and Mark Meylan. Piano at the RCM with Yu Chun Lee and Ian Lake. - Do you belong to any professional organisations? Musicians Union, Equity, Spotlight, AOTOS (Association of Teachers of Singing), Society of Recorder Players.
Rates Rate for online lessons : £45/h
• ARCM • RCM OPERA SCHOOL • CRB checked • MU, Equity, Spotlight
Private one to one tuition available in all aspects of performance and communication skills. Tuition is available in Acting for fun, confidence, competition, Lamda Exams, drama scholarships and drama school auditions. We also offer tuition in Shakespeare, Poetry, Literature, Public Speaking and Musical Theatre. We offer a large, comfortable space in Central Chippenham with easy access to the mainline train station and parking is available. Kim studied as a professional actress at the Guildford School of Acting and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has been acting, teaching and directing plays and musical productions for more than 35 years. She has experience in a wide range of Theatre, TV and Voiceover work. She has a First Class Honours degree in English and Psychology and has taught English and Drama in many top schools in the country, both privately and at GCSE and A Level. She previously worked for many years as Head of Drama at The Royal High School, Bath. She has taught Speech & Drama at both Red Maids School and Badminton School, Bristol for over 15 years and set up Dramatic Arts Studio when she moved to her home in central Chippenham 13 years ago. Building of the studio space began 10 years ago and she is now the proud owner of a beautiful space from which to teach. Kim is a fully qualified and experienced LAMDA teacher, preparing and examining students in all aspects of communication from Acting, Verse & Prose, Musical Theatre and Public Speaking. Kim has been an Examiner for AQA and for Lamda for 8 years and has a 100% examination success rate with over 95% of students gaining Distinction at all levels and age ranges. Kim is Chairman of the Bristol Festival of Music & Drama and enjoys preparing students for this event as well as for the Mid-Somerset Festival in Bath, Devizes Eisteddfod and the Wootton Bassett Arts Festival. Kim is also a member of the STSD (Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama), a professional Equity member and a registered adjudicator with BIFF (British & International Federation of Festivals). She is CRB Checked.