I studied at Trinity College of Music and the Royal College of Music Opera School. I have taught singing in London, County Durham and Cambridgeshire (Peterborough Regional College as lecturer in Singing and Music Drama). The teaching encompasses classical technique, song interpretation, foreign language coaching (German, French and Italian) and stage/platform presentation. With styles including Oratorio/Opera, Art Song and Popular.
My students have varied from beginners to diploma standard and from children to adults.
I have worked and studied with coaches and singers of international reputation including: Graziella Sciutti, Adele Leigh, Graham Clark, John Wakefield, Claudio Desderi, Norman Bailey and Sir Geraint Evans.
I have worked regularly as a soloist for various professional companies since 1988, including Pavilion Opera, Carl Rosa, Travelling Opera, The Vienna Festival and Dublin Grand Opera. I have performed as a soloist all over the UK, France , New Zealand and Australia. Venues have included Southwark Cathedral, Barbican Concert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Le Cigal, Paris. I have made recordings in shows, opera and oratorio – conductors have included Kent Nagano, Ivan Fischer and Sir Georg Solti.
My performance repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to Tippet and from Gilbert and Sullivan to West End show.
Other Relevant Experience:
I have studied acting in the Lee Strasbourg, Laban and traditional techniques including Shakespeare with Timothy West. I have also directed for the Travelling Opera Summer School and have experience of managing my own opera company.
Music Qualifications / Achievements:
A level music
Royal College of Music Opera School Diploma
"I used to sign in a school choir 20 years ago and went to Graham to see where things could go. 3 years later and I still go once a week. Graham’s lessons are the highlight of my week. Quite apart from his obvious and numerous signing credentials, Graham has this wonderful ease and calm about him and yet he is able to extract the very best from you. His technical understanding of music and of the voice itself means he tailors his coaching and instruction just for you. He took me from zero to performing at the Mid Somerset festival and I’m sure we’ll achieve even more between us. Having liberated my voice in such an enjoyable and easy manner, I have also pushed my wife and daughter his way and they love him too. Don’t miss out. Go and see Graham. Everyone should have the chance to achieve what he has done for me." - Jamie
“This was my first time having a singing lesson. I have always thought that I can't sing at all so I was apprehensive about the lesson and what it would involve. I really did not need to be. Graham was wonderful and immediately made me feel at ease. He was very enthusiastic and encouraging and I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons I had with him. He made me appreciate that I can actually pitch which gave me great confidence. I found the warm up exercises liberating and it boosted my self esteem to achieve something I never though that I would. Graham is a fantastic teacher, so calm, kind and encouraging. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone who would like to explore what their voice can do. He is perfect for an absolute beginner and I look forward to being able to have more lessons with him.” - Candi
“Graham was willing to take me on with no ability at all but has now got me singing and enabled me to join a choir. It's a miracle!” - Rob
“I learn something new every lesson, which i can incorporate into my own style of music. Graham is very supportive and patient.” - Helen
“Graham has been teaching me for 5 years and has enabled me to experience the joy of singing. He has greatly increased my confidence in undertaking solo work and preparing for examinations and auditions.
My singing with operatic societies and choirs has also been enhanced. Graham s skills in performance are inspirational and he makes the process of learning fun and energising.He has particularly helped me to work through physical restrictions( such as jaw tension) and with my breathing and the quality of my voice has improved.
The biggest difference between Graham and previous singing teachers is that he has been able to hugely increase my levels of enthusiasm and motivation.I am now able to sing for the joy of it and Graham offers a unique combination of creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism which support my ongoing vocal development.” - Greta
To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].