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Ms Polly Douglas Manley


I hold a Bachelors Degree in Music - MusB (Hons)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Music (PGCE)
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Grade 8 Singing (Classical) - ABRSM
Grade 8 Musical Theatre Singing - LCM
Music Theory - ABRSM

I hold a current DBS check and full public liability insurance
(proof available on request).

I completed a full time Music Degree at The University of Manchester while studying Singing with Dianne Matthews from The Royal Northern College of Music. The following year I completed a Post-graduate certificate in Education (Music) at Manchester Metropolitan University.

I have enjoyed a varied, portfolio career as a class teacher and singing teacher at secondary schools and colleges in Lancashire and Merseyside for 18 years, whilst also teaching from my private studio.

For several years I taught Singing for Fun, Music Theory and Keyboard Skills for Beginners at The University of Liverpool Department of Continuing Education.

My private teaching practice has been thriving since 2001 and many of my former students have gone on to careers in performance.

It has also been an enjoyable part of my work portfolio to run music workshops for a wide range of ability levels and age-groups from pre-school to retired adults around the Lancashire & Merseyside region.

My workshops with disabled adults and socially disadvantaged children were funded by Arts Council England.

Having sung many recitals, concerts, oratorios and masses as a student and newly graduated soloist, I have since spent a great deal of my performance time singing Swing & Jazz repertoire from the 1930s, 40s & 50s.

At present, I am proud to be working as a singer and keys player with two great wedding / functions bands, The Jukes and Epic 80s.

I'm a big believer in continuing to learn new skills throughout life and undertake professional development courses with the ISM, AOTOS, LCM, ABRSM and Lancashire Music Service.

Current professional memberships include:
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain (RSM)
The Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS)

I am DBS checked and hold full public liability insurance (evidence available on request).

Further information can be found on my website:

Contact Polly

Address: Ormskirk
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (45 minutes): £22.50
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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