In addition to my own performing, I am passionate about teaching others to sing. My approach is individualistic, helping each student recognise and alleviate their particular physical and mental blocks in order to find joy in vocal expression and achieve a healthy, dependable technique.
I have ten years' experience teaching children and adults, both privately and at school, having been a visiting music teacher at The Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, Broomwood Hall and St Benedict's Ealing. Through my outreach work with Operar'r Ddraig, Sforza and Opera Anywhere, I have also curated projects aimed at introducing school-age children to opera and giving them their first taste of life on stage.
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"Jen is a fantastic singing teacher. I started my lessons with her after almost 10 years without singing training. I had completed my Grade 6 several years ago and wasn't sure how - or even if - I could pick up my singing again. Jen has helped me so much with singing technique, pronunciation for songs in other European languages and also my confidence. She is such a fun and patient teacher and is so incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the physical process of singing. With her training and support I felt so prepared for my next singing exam. I recently took my Grade 7 Singing exam and was overwhelmed to learn I'd passed with Distinction. Thank you for everything, Jen!"
- Catherine Pearson
*I am currently welcoming private pupils who would like to learn online. Please contact me for further information.*
Accreditations and safeguarding:
Jen has appeared as a principal or cover artist for Opera North, WNO, The Grange Festival, Bury Court Opera and Opera Anywhere, among many others. On the consort scene she has worked with Tenebrae, Musica Beata, Britten Sinfonia Voices, The Southwell Festival and The Sixteen (in collaboration with The Grange Festival.)