Singing Teacher and Choral Leader
Laura started studying voice with Joann Creed AGSM at the age of seventeen. Her studies focused on classical vocal technique and performance skills. Over the following seven years Laura performed in a number of recitals and music festivals.
At the age of twenty three Laura began studying Community Music at Goldsmiths College, University of London. This gave her a valuable grounding in working with groups and individuals in the wider community.
Over the following years, Laura worked as a vocal teacher for a number of community groups and education establishments in and around London, including, Youth Music, L’overture, Theatre Peckham, Musicworks, Islington Sixth Form Centre, Barnet College, Hammersmith, West London College and many others.
In addition to teaching, Laura was performing in a number of ensembles and bands and developing her song writing and arranging skills. Laura was singing consultant for a government sponsored community project in London, working with asthmatic children, to investigate the beneficial effects of singing. This two-year project culminated in a performance by the children at The Albany Theatre in Greenwich.
BBC Radio 4’s program “The Learning Curve”, featured Laura as a singing teacher, in a broadcast that demonstrated breathing and singing techniques during her classes. Laura also appeared on television, when BBC 2 followed her work with Chinese students of the performing arts in London.
In 2005 Laura moved to Kent, where she established a number of choirs and vocal workshops. She is also resident singing teacher at The Folkestone Academy in Kent. Laura continues to perform and teach privately.
It’s not about being the best, or seeking someone else’s approval, this isn’t the X-Factor.
What I’m interested in, is the liberating and exhilarating experience that singing, particularly with others, gives you.
Everyone can do this!