Cambridge based Julia Caddick is a passionate communicator with a thriving singing teaching and coaching practice, in person and online. She has been teaching, coaching, training, or workshop-leading for 36 years, she is surprised to realise. In addition to working with singers, Julia enjoys coaching and training adults to become impactful speakers through her Professional Presentation Coaching practice. As a qualified life coach, Julia specialises in coaching clients with creative brains. When work is done, Julia can usually be found practising yoga, singing for pleasure, or hiking in the countryside with friends.

Singing Teaching

Cambridge is a great place to be a singer, and an exciting place to be a singing teacher, too! I have a thriving practice, teaching classical singing up to Conservatoire entry level (using bel canto, Estill and Classical Voice Training methods), and Musical Theatre singing up to professional level (Estill based). My aim is to give all my students confidence in their technique, so they can develop their sound and enjoy their singing. Scroll down to see what some of my students are up to these days.

Professional Presentation Coaching

When we give a presentation - whether pitching to a client, sharing ideas with colleagues, or speaking at a conference - we want to communicate our message with the impact it deserves. If we know how to pace, frame and deliver, we can feel at ease with our audience, and present with clarity. Wouldn't it be great if we could be sure of our ability to do this every time? Drawing on my experience as a vocal and performance coach, I can train you in the skills you need to speak in public with consistency, clarity and confidence. To find out more, go to my Professional Presentation Page.

Coaching for Creative Brains

I’m a qualified and accredited life coach, and I specialise in working with clients with ‘creative brains’. Whether we exercise our creativity in science, tech, business or the arts, those of us with ‘creative’ brains have our own way of doing things. But we also sometimes face particular challenges. Sometimes we can get stuck, or overwhelmed. As a creative brain myself, I understand these issues. I’d love to help you work through them, and out beyond them! This process can be transformative. Read more..

Vocal Coaching

The term ‘vocal coaching’ is used to mean different things. It can mean coaching people in how to use their speaking voice healthily and effectively (see Professional Presentation page), and it can mean coaching singers for a particular activity or context. My work takes me into both these areas. As well as coaching clients in public speaking, I provide vocal coaching for choirs and solo singers. I also give 1:1 coaching for actors and musical theatre performers preparing for auditions or for roles where singing is required. It’s a varied and fascinating job!

Singing teaching

As a singing teacher,  I love helping each of my students to discover their own unique voice. I enjoy enabling my students to develop a good, reliable and healthy singing technique, that will last for life . I specialise in classical and musical theatre singing, but I will work in other genres that promote healthy voice use. 

Students of all ages are welcome from 14 upwards. If you are a performer, or wanting to get into the profession, I can help you with audition preparation and one-off ‘top up’ lessons, as well as on-going lessons to help you develop your technique and style. I offer one-to-one singing lessons in person or online.

I am a fully qualified teacher with 35 years teaching experience, 22 of those as a specialist singing teacher. For an idea of where my singing lessons can lead, scroll down to Former singing students’ successes to see what some of my students are up to these days.

As a teacher, I have helped students on their way to careers in opera, professional choral singing, and musical theatre. I have been instrumental in getting students onto Conservatoire and Vocational College courses in Singing Performance and Musical Theatre. I have helped many students gain choral scholarships at Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, York and King’s College, London, and one former student was an X Factor finalist!  Many more enjoy their singing for pleasure.

Do visit my Testimonials page to see what adult students and parents of school age pupils have to say about the work I do.

Exam success rates

Pass rate for ABRSM singing exams


Distinction level in ABRSM exams


Pass rate for LCM Musical Theatre exams


Former students' successes

  • 2019: Harry Morrison in cast of ‘Come From Away‘ at the Phoenix Theatre, London (Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best New Musical 2019)
  • 2019: Hugo Hymas, sang the role of ‘Jupiter’ in the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra‘s production of ‘Semele’, at Alexandra Palace, London, and La Scala, Milan
  • 2018: Robyn Sinclair understudy for ‘Mood Music’ at the Old Vic
  • 2018: former student of Julia’s singing regularly with Stile Antico 
  • since 2018: Hugo Hymas singing with the Monteverdi Choir
  • 2017: Lizzi Franklin appearing in ‘Carousel’ at English National Opera
  • 2017: Rhys Whitfield (baritone) Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best Musical Revival with ‘Jesus Christ, Superstar’
  • 2016: Rhys Whitfield (baritone) appeared in the West End production of ‘Close to You’ in the Criterion Theatre
  • 2016: Alex Elford (soprano) offered a place to study Musical Theatre at Chichester
  • 2016: Ben Shilperoort (baritone) offered a place to study post graduate Singing Performance at the Royal College of Music
  • 2015: Ben Thapa (tenor) – most recently Don Jose in ‘Carmen’ (Opera up Close); Opera Gala with Lesley Garrett; Tenor soloist in Mozart’s C minor Mass with the London Mozart Players, St John’s Smith Square. 2016: Performing as part of G4 2016 UK tour
  • 2015: Harry Morrison (actor/tenor) – played John Hinckley in ‘Assassins’ – Sondheim, Menier Chocolate Factory
  • 2014: Harry Morrison (actor/tenor) – played Nicely Nicely Johnson in ‘Guys & Dolls’, Chichester Festival Theatre
  • 2014: Robyn Sinclair (mezzo-soprano) offered a place to study on the Acting and Musical Theatre courses at Central School of Speech and Drama
  • 2013: Lizzi Franklin (dancer/actor/soprano) played Tantomile in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cats’ UK tour
  • 2013: Juliette Koch (soprano) offered a place to study singing at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
  • 2012: Susannah Bedford (mezzo-soprano) awarded a Scholarship to study singing at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire
  • 2012: Rhys Whitfield (actor/baritone) awarded Bursary to Guildford School of Acting to study musical theatre
  • 2008: Leanne Jones (actor/soprano) awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Tracy Turnblad in ‘Hairspray’

Professional affiliations