Experience, Training & Qualifications
Recording session vocalist for trance producers The Neptune Project. Tracks: Aztec, The Inside, In Your Mind, It Turns For You, Destiny, Rhea, & Sunrise 2011 remix. (collaborations with John O'Callaghan and Luke Bond)
Recording session vocalist for trance producer Adam Ellis. Tracks Napalm Poet & Agent Orange.
Recording session vocalist for trance producer Matt Davey- Believe In Me.
Recording session vocalist for trance producer Activa.
Recording session vocalist for trance producer Bryan Kearney- Steath Bomber
Recording session vocalist for trance producer Sneijder- various.
Singer for function band Paradox.
Singer/pianist for weddings & events.
Bassist and backing singing for all-girl folk band Matilda
Regular Soul/Pop Lead Vocalist for "VIP" Function band.
Keyboard player and backing vocalist for The SheBeats.
Live performance and studio recording sessions with LIghterthief Productions.
Backing Singer for Marisa Turner (Michael Jackson backing vocalist)
Backing singer for Soul Vaccination- Tower of Power Tribute Act.
Leeds based Jazz Duo with guitarist Sam Kelly
Lead vocalists for Gothic Metal Band Shadow of Memories.
2016- present Wilkes Academy. Singing teacher & BTEC Performing Arts teacher.
2015- 2018 Burford School. Singing teacher.
2015-2016 School of Contemporary Voice group tuition. Principal, voice teacher and co-deveoper of the piano course.
2008 - 2015 Cirencester College
Head of Singing and Musical Director at FE college BTEC Performing Arts course. Classroom teaching and conductor for shows.
2006 - Present Polly Strange Private Voice Tuition
2008- Present Swindon Music Co-Operative- Peripatetic Singing teacher at Warneford secondary schools.
2010 Academy of Music & Sound, Swindon- Singing teacher BTEC Popular Music Course
2008-2009 Starlight Theatre, New College, Swindon- Group singing teacher (7-17’s)
2008 Curtain Up Theatre School , Swindon. Group singing teacher (6-16's)
2006-2007 Mrs Worthington's Workshops, Wimbledon, London- Group singing teacher 6-16's.
Music & Teacher Training
BA (Hons) Vocal Jazz Studies from Leeds College of Music.
PTTLS teaching qualification.
Rockschool Grade 8 Vocals (Distinction)(2006)
ABRSM Grade 8 Singing (Distinction)(2000)
ABRSM Grade 8 Piano(2000)
ABRSM Grade 6 Theory(1998)
ABRSM Grade 4 Flute(2010)
I am near completion of a course called the Pathway to become one of the few Estill CMT's (Certified Master Teachers) in the UK. Estill is a vocal method based completely in proven scientific and physiologically sound research. The founder Jo Estill was the pioneer of voice research which is used by doctors, speech therapists and voice coaches across the globe. www.estillvoice.com.
MANY TEACHERS CLAIM TO "TEACH ESTILL" BUT VERY FEW ARE ACTUALLY LICENSED TO DO SO. DON'T ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE TAUGHT A WATERED DOWN "CHINESE WHISPERED" VERSION OF THIS EXCELLENT VOCAL METHOD.
Knowledge is power, but only if the knowledge is correct in the first place!
Certificate of Attendance: Estill- Advanced Advanced Figures & Voice Qualities Course (Level 3)
Certificate of Attendance: Estill- Advanced Belting CourseCertificate of Attendance: Etill- Breathing & Support
Certificate of Attendance: Estill- Common Voice Problems and their Solutions
Certificate of Attendance: Estill- Advanced Belting Course(2009)
Certificate of Attendance, Estill Voice Craft Levels 1 and 2(2003)