BelCanto Voice Studio
BelCanto Voice Studio is the official centre for ABRSM (Association of the Royal Schools of Music) examinations in Cirencester. I have been teaching at my home in Stratton, Cirencester since September 2010 and in the summer of 2014 my purpose built studio was completed. I have a very busy teaching practice with a mix of youngsters and mature adults. Many have the potential to go on and become professional singers.
It has been very heartening to witness a shy young person walk into my studio and blossom into a confident singer and performer in a short space of time. The confidence they attain spills over into other areas of their lives and I constantly receive emails from parents speaking of their delight as they also witness the transformation of their child into a confident young person.
Below are some of the achievements of the past 2 years:
In 2017 nearly 90% of students achieved Distinction in Associated Board singing exams, Trinity College of Music exams and LCM musical theatre.
The first year of entering my students into Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts (2012), 3 of them achieved Silver Medals. The following year, 2013 there were 6 silver medal winners and this year there was 1 cup in the adult section for Musical Theatre, 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 3 bronze medals won by the younger singers. Year on year, the number of prize-winners has steadily built up. Twice now an adult singer has won the vocal championships.
In September 2012 one youngster was selected for the National Finals of the First News Diamond Kids competition and another was awarded a place at the Prestigious Italia Conti School of Theatre in Newbury.
- Currently three of my young students are members of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.
Former students have gained places at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.