About Anne

"If you are a performer, in work or not, I urge you to book a session with Anne.
If you have any problems or worries about singing or vocal wellbeing in general Anne will have the answers"
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Anne is a specialist singing and voice teacher, based in the Midlands, with over twenty years experience in vocal troubleshooting and teaching multiple genres. Coming from a musical family, Anne has sung all her life. She was educated in Manchester and initially opted for a science degree at Lancaster University. Following a PGCE at UEA she spent 11 years teaching science and chemistry to A level in Burton on Trent. During this time she rekindled her interest in music and staged numerous musicals for young people. Anne studied singing with Coral Gould MBE obtaining an LGSM teachers diploma in 1997 and left school teaching behind to follow her passion for helping others to sing well. She has worked with singers of all ages and genres over the years and has a particular knowledge of the developing voice. Anne began further training with Vocal Process in 2008, eventually gaining accreditation. She now works alongside International trainers and authors Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher on a regular basis, and is their first Associate Teacher. She teaches on Vocal Process courses and on the Vocal Process Teacher Accreditation Programme. Anne was a finalist for the BVA Van Lawrence Award (2014) for research into the differences between classical and musical theatre singing. At Liverpool Theatre School (LTS) Anne has trained singers for the Musical Theatre profession and delivered spoken voice sessions on the level 6 Acting course. She has also worked with actors at LIPA, and as part of the Developed with the Lowry Programme. Anne  is proud to be the owner of VocAL Intuition, which offers mentoring and support for singing teachers and other professional voice users. Her most recent course, an online mentoring programme for new singing teachers has proved to be very successful. Anne has written published resources, including a best selling ebook, lesson plans and app reviews. She also loves using technology in teaching and has given both public presentations and individual training on this.   

"Anne is a fabulous teacher. She is patient and encourages the best in her students. A sound technician and an asset to any team."