I am a Singing Teacher and a registerd Vocal Rehabilitation Coach for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine. I also work for the NHS as Clinical Vocal Consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
In term time, I am a visiting specialist lecturer for the University of Birmingham and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and teach singing in a secondary school. I also teach some one-to-one lessons to professional and amateur singers in my private studio at home and online.
Past coaching experience includes delivering vocal workshops for national tours of 'Footloose', 'Grease', 'We will rock you' and the Royal Shakespeare Company and for many years I have had the pleasure coaching professional Bhangra singers and CCM artists when preparing for studio and live performances.
I am passionate about how singing benefits mental and physical wellbeing and run a singing for lung health and wellbeing group supported by the British Lung Foundation in Birmingham. I am also an elected director of the British Voice Association and I am currently researching singers who suffer muscle tension dysphonia and vocal fatigue.
Earlier on in my career I was an opera singer and toured the UK and abroad for several years. I retrained as a Speech and Language Therapist and now combine my knowledge of the speaking voice into my coaching; singers often don't realise how much their normal speaking voice can affect their singing.