I gained a scholarship to study classical singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and later another scholarship supported my opera studies at the Royal Academy of Music.
In all, my studies lasted 8 years and I worked with many of the finest coaches and teachers in the world. My education included training in bel canto vocal technique, general musicianship, acting, dance ( tap, jazz, baroque ) stagecraft, stage fighting, acting and elocution, as well as French, German and Italian.
I have taught singing for 30 years and my work has been diverse. I have worked with professional singers, students, children and adults with a range of additional needs. I am currently CEO of the Robert Poulton Foundation, which is a charity that promotes and creates opportunities for singing in community based projects. I am a passionate advocate of singing and its capacity to instil wellbeing.
As part of my CPD I have just completed the Vocal Health First Aid Course which is run by Vocal Health Education.