"I really enjoy my lessons with Rosie, she is so supportive and encourages me all the time."

Sophia, Pianist, 15

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Bobby, aged 8, performing his own Minecraft inspired composition at our end of term concert

Music is for Everyone

Wherever you or your child are up to on your musical journey, I'm here to help you along.

I coach lovely people aged 4 to 75+ in singing, piano and brass instruments, from beginners up to intermediate and advanced levels.

 

I also help people with music theory, composing & songwriting, GCSE & A level music, and to prepare for auditions and ABRSM  & Rockschool music exams.

Coaching for you

My studio is at the brilliant TCR Hub in Barnard Castle. I'm there Monday to Wednesday in the afternoons and evenings.

 

I also coach in schools, community venues and homes in North Yorkshire & County Durham, including the areas around Richmond, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Shildon and Teesdale. 

I also enjoy coaching people all over the world online.

To see if music coaching with me is a good fit for you or your child, please contact me to book a friendly chat or a studio visit.

"Fun is important."

Professor Douglas J Davies,

Durham University

I firmly believe that when you laugh, you learn! I use fun & varied techniques to suit my students' individual personalities. I love helping people feel good about their voice, and become confident musicians. 

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Me c.1991, aged 7 practicing my trumpet!

We play all sorts of styles, including classical, pop, musical theatre and jazz. I encourage my students to improvise and write their own music too (you can read my blog to find out why this is so good for you!)

Enjoy Yourself!

I encourage all my students to perform with as many other musicians as possible, and to join bands and choirs. It's a great way to develop as a musician, have fun and make new friends.

A Safe Space

In my studio, and my choirs,  I'll help you build your confidence by trying a variety of new things in a very safe and supportive environment.

I'm a member of the ISM, the professional body for musicians and I'm fully CRB checked. The wellbeing of my students is at the centre of what I do, so you have peace of mind when you're making music with me.

You can read my safeguarding policy here.

Coaching for Choirs

"The practical advice for whole body awareness, engaging the correct muscles in singing posture and breathing techniques were really helpful. I find myself siting straighter just thinking about it!"

Jan

Richmondshire Choral Society

I love helping choirs make their best sound.  

I offer small group workshops for choir members, and coaching for the whole choir.  You can read my blog about recent choir workshops here.

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Leading the Northern Heartlands choir for Opera North at Locomotion

I'm also the musical director of 4 fabulous choirs:

Shildon Institute Singers, Manfield Warblers  Catterick Miltary WAGS and the intergenerational pop up choir Singin' in the B.A.T.H. at Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

If you'd like to find out more about how I can help you and your choir, please get in touch with me for a chat.