I studied classical singing for four years as an undergraduate at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, two years as an MA student at the Royal Academy of Music and a further two years as a company member of the Royal Academy's prestigious Opera School. I have been working as a professional singer for over ten years for some of the UKs most prestigious opera companies.
I am happy to teach:
Singing - adults - beginners to advanced/conservatoire standard
- children - from 11 years old (younger students can be considered by arrangement - please do not hesitate to call me to discuss your child as I am only too happy to give advice on when a child should or should not start private vocal tuition)
Piano - children - beginner to intermediate (grade V)
Please don't hesitate to call me with any questions you may have. I teach from my home in Colchester.
Whether you have aspirations to be the next Pavarotti or Kristin Chenoweth, can't hold a tune in a bucket or would just like to be more confident in projecting the alto line in your choral society, I would love to help you find your voice. I am passionate about singing and how it can be used as a tool to improve self-confidence, physical and mental health. I place an emphasis on finding a healthy singing technique and on the study of the text - the stories or the poetry. I like to give all my students some grounding in a classical technique - if you can get that right, you can sing anything! I am happy to explore musical theatre and jazz as well as classical music.
In addition, I teach piano to children and place a great emphasis on finding out who that child is as a musician, through movement, singing, drawing and games as well as tinkling the ivories!
A bit about my professional work:
Winner of the 2013 Maggie Teyte Competition at the Royal Opera House, the 2013 Garsington Opera Leonard Ingrams Award, the 2014 Dunraven Young Welsh Singer Award, the 2014 John Kerr Award for English Song, the 2014 Patricia Routledge National English Song Prize, Second Prize at the 2014 Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Competition and a 2013 Les Azuriales Young Artist. Rhiannon studied at the Royal Academy of Music with international musicians Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp and now continues her studies with the renowned teacher, Janice Chapman.
Rhiannon made her professional operatic début in 2013 as the Sandman in Hänsel und Gretel for Garsington Opera and recently sang Dalinda in Royal Academy Opera's production of Ariodante to critical acclaim. Further engagements in 2014 include the rôle of Armida Rinaldo for Longborough Festival Opera, a televised guest appearance for the London Welsh Male Voice Choir at the Royal Albert Hall, Messiah at St. Davidís Hall, Bach St. John Passion at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, a recital for Gower Music Festival at the Brangwyn Hall and a Gilbert and Sullivan Gala Concert for Watford Philharmonic.
As a recitalist and concert soloist, Rhiannon has performed at the Royal Opera Houseís Crush Bar, Royal Albert Hall, King's Place, Purcell Room, Real Academia de Bellas Artes (Madrid), British Embassy (Paris), Colston Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Colston Hall, St. Davidís Hall, Cardiff Music Festival, and many British cathedrals, in repertoire ranging from Bach to Brahms to Bernstein.
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00
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