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 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. I love helping each of my students to discover their own individual voice.
Students of all ages are welcome from 14 upwards. If you are a professional performer, 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. Are you a performer trying to get into the profession? Look out for my Audition Support page – coming soon. If you’re a keen amateur singer, get in touch for 1:1 online singing lessons – a great way to keep your voice in shape while your choir or singing group is not able to meet in person.
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.
Vocal coaching and mentoring
I offer mentoring and professional development support for other musicians who work with singers, including choral conductors and singing teachers. Please visit my Coaching page.
Contact me to enquire about Cambridge singing lessons or vocal coaching.
Former singing 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’