About

Biography

After receiving a music scholarship Charlotte went on to study at The University of Gloucestershire where she was a choral scholar, which involved many solo performances with the choir and within the University recital program.

Charlotte now works as a freelance soloist and singing teacher in the south west and in schools in North Wiltshire. Charlotte has performed with local groups as a member and soloist as well as many solo recitals and guest performances.

Charlotte is easily reachable from Corsham, Chippenham, Melksham, Colerne, Box, Malmesbury, Yatton Keynall, Biddestone, Luckington and Sherston.

Home visits are available on Saturdays and online teaching is also available should you not be able to attend regularly or in person.

Currently lessons are available in person on a Thursday and Friday evening at The Pound in Corsham.

Singing Teaching

I am a patient, encouraging teacher who will help you to develop confidence in singing through secure and safe techniques from which you can explore all the expressive and creative capabilities of your voice. I am eager to encourage you to find your own unique sound and nurture it through a wide range of repertoire allowing you to fully engage with the joy of singing.

I will present regular formal and informal performance platforms for students to participate in if they wish and can prepare you for exams or competitions should you wish to follow this route. I use LCM, ABRSM and Trinity exam boards and students will only be entered for exams when fully prepared.

Singing should be a pleasure and part of personal development and so each lesson is tailored to the individual student’s needs. Most lessons will include some theory, aural and sight reading as these are valuable skills for all musicians. They will be incorporated in a fun and engaging way and steadily paced to increase your confidence.

Online lessons are also available.

School Teaching

I am experienced in offering lessons in both primary and secondary schools and I love working in schools where I can be part of the school community.

If you are looking for a singing teacher or LAMDA/Trinity drama teacher for your school the please do get in touch.

I have a transferable enhanced DBS and current child protection certificate and a very good working knowledge of the development of young, adolescent voices as well as male changing voice.

Lessons integrate musicianship and performance skills as well as singing technique and vocal development through a wide range of age and skill appropriate repertoire.

Primary lessons can start at age six and are 20 minutes long. Secondary school lessons are 20 or 30 minutes in length.

I am keen to encourage performance opportunities in school as well as at local competitive festivals as well as singing and drama exams.

Drama Teaching

From September 2017 I will be offering solo or pair drama tuition covering text and voice performance, poetry readings and staging techniques. These will be taught at my home in Corsham on a Saturday or on Tuesday,  Thursday or Friday evening at The Pound in Corsham.

I will be using the Trinity  Drama Syllabus and very much see drama coaching as a complimentary activity to singing performance skills. I will also be  offering solo and pair acting  and Shakespeare exams from LAMDA covering grades 1-8.

Drama can be an excellent way to boost confidence and creativity as well as helping to develop excellent verbal communication skills. We will explore poetry, plays and prose and develop vocal and physical communication skills to allow full performances to develop.

I also hope to engage pupils in reading more frequently and widely and enjoy reading aloud with others. This is particularly important for enjoying English at school where reading aloud in class often used to facilitate understanding.

Teaching of both Singing and Drama will incorporate cross curricular learning; thinking about art, philosophy, history, languages, as well as life skills such as focussed practice and self reflection, organisation and positive thinking processes.

Please use my contact page to enquire about lessons. I will be delighted to hear from you.

Performance

I would be delighted to sing for you at your wedding or event. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Weddings

I can offer songs for your service whether it is a religious or civil ceremony. You may also enjoy having some pieces sung while guests arrive at the reception. If a piece requires accompaniment then I can find an accompanist for whom you will need to pay additional fees, alternatively, I can work with an appointed accompanist/ organist/ musicians, sing unaccompanied or use good quality backing tracks.

The music you choose for your day will be very special and meaningful and it is important that we meet to discuss your requests in good time before hand. I have an assortment of musical suggestions should you have any difficulty in choosing.

Events

If you would like some light classical or musical pieces to add a charming ambience to your event then please do get in touch. I may also be able to help organise a small vocal ensemble or a series of duets. Please use the contacts page to enquire further.

Solo engagements

I am also available as a soloist for choral concerts and performances.

Prices start from £150