I am a trained operatic tenor with over 15 years' experience. Until recently, I was a full-time member of the chorus of Welsh National Opera, and before that, for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. I have performed as a soloist in many prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, London, Royal Opera House, Muscat, Oman and Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, and won many competitions and awards during my studies.
I have recently returned to North Wales with my wife and three young children after reaching a point in my career where I felt I needed to make a choice after a long period of trying to juggle between being a full-time performer with a touring company and devoting time with my family
Teaching singing has always been a field that interests me greatly since I began in 2009. Over the last 18 months, since leaving WNO, this has developed very quickly and I am now in great demand as a singing teacher in the area .I specialise in the classical voice including voice type identification and transition. As well as teaching at the William Mathias Music Centre, Caernarfon, and at Bangor univeristy, I teach privately from my music studio here in Bethesda. and work with a broad range of students of varying ages and abilities. I work patiently and methodically ensuring that all my students have a firm grasp on all the important elements of being a singer, such as good posture, healthy diaphragmatic breathing, a sound vocal technique and guidance on performing and interpretation to name just a few. Being a member of the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) I regularly attend various vocal workshops and courses, and devote time to my own personal research as I'm always looking to develop my vocal pedagogy and build on my existing skills, Although the lessons are very focused, my manner is relaxed and always good-humoured! The current age range of my students is 7 - 75 both (male and female)and includes professionals and amateurs, singer/songwriters, students from Bangor university, music theatre singers, a retired minister, a Gary Barlow impersonator and a throat Cancer survivor
As well as one to one tuition, I'm a team captain for Only Boys Aloud and I'm also a vocal animateur with Cansing and Welsh National Opera.
I truly believe that EVERYBODY can sing, and I can help you achieve your goals, be it preparing for an audition at a conservatoire, or pitching a note. Singing has been proven to have social, physical and emotional benefits - why don't you give it a go!
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