Teaching/ Enseignement

I taught at Royal College of Music, London, from 1995 to 2011, where I looked after the class of French Mélodie but also taught singing on a one-to-one basis.

 

Also started a Workshop/Course of Gregorian Chant there, which blossomed into the recording of chant manuscripts exhibited in the Medieval Galleries at the V&A Museum.

I have been invited to run a course of Gregorian Chant at the RCM in the Summer term of 2013.

 

I teach at home, all levels, but not children, as this is a speciality which I have not [yet!] mastered.

My vocal technique is one based on "bel canto", or beautiful singing, the natural blooming of the voice, with no contrivances.

My "lineage" would be Manuel Garcia, Pauline Viardot, Jorge Croner de Vasconcellos, and Winifred Radford, to all of whom I am eternally grateful. 

 

I also hold a Maryvale Certificate in Catechetics, and prepare adults for baptism and confirmation, in my parish of Notre Dame de Lumiere, Angles and La Tranche sur mer.