Biography

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Julia Caddick started her professional career teaching music and drama in an inner city comprehensive school in London. After six years of full time teaching, Julia went freelance and began directing choirs and singing groups and running workshops. Julia worked for the Unicorn Theatre for Children from 1988 to 1994 as composer & musician on their education & workshop team. Song-writing and poetry commissions followed, including for BBC Radio for Schools, and ITV’s ‘Havakazoo’. Since the late 1990s, Julia has developed a highly successful singing teaching and vocal coaching business – work that she loves. The pandemic brought the space to undertake further training, and Julia seized the opportunity to train as a Life Coach. Nowadays,  Julia’s work ranges from Professional Presentation Coaching to coaching creative clients in all the challenges that go with having a dynamic and creative brain, as well as her beloved singing teaching and vocal coaching.

Professional experience

  • Since 2021 offering Creative Brains coaching  and Masterclasses in Professional Presentation
  • 30 years of teaching experience, (most recently for Hills Road Sixth Form College) 24 years of that specialising in training singers
  • Professional development trainer since 1989
  • Choral directing for children, youth choirs and community choirs, most recently as Director of the Songschool, Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, Cambridge
  • Professional presenter
  • 9 years experience in theatre, assistant directing and running workshops for the Unicorn Theatre, London
  • Commissioned writer of poetry, songs and production notes for teachers, including for BBC Radio for Schools, Unicorn Theatre for Children
  • Professional soprano soloist and choral singer

Education

  • Institute of Education, London University MA Music Education
  • Homerton College, University of Cambridge PGCE English with Drama
  • Girton College, University of Cambridge BA in English; MA (Cantab)
  • Olchfa Comprehensive School, Swansea

Singing training

  • Studied for 3 years with Bel Canto opera singer, Zoe Cresswell (of the Welsh College of Music & Drama)
  • Studied with Julie Kennard (of the Royal Academy of Music)
  • Estill trained
  • More recently Julia has studied classical singing with Amanda Roocroft, musical theatre singing with Bryan Husband and undertaken the Classical Voice Training Course with Janice Chapman & Ron Hubbard

Coaching training

  • 2022 Accreditation in Coaching passed (IAPC&M - International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring)
  • 2021 Certificate in Coaching, Pure Coaching Academy

Professional affiliations

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