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:
Over 50% of students are achieving Distinction in Associated Board singing exams (December 2012 this number was 70%, 7 out of 10 students gaining Distinction).
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.
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.
Former students have gained places at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.