MA LTCM Singing Teacher, Vocal Coach and Troubleshooter
Linda is a vocational singing teacher whose roots are in the amateur choral tradition in which she has sung at every level with provincial and London choral societies, select chamber choirs, professional ensembles, quartets and as a soloist. Her musical interests encompass oratorio, jazz, barbershop, gospel, lieder, opera, cabaret, and, above all, a capella close harmony.
With a diploma in teaching singing, 30 years of teaching experience, a B.A. in English literature and an M.A. in Critical Theory (philosophy and linguistics) and qualifications and teaching experience in T.E.F.L., Linda draws on a wide range of skills to create a unique cocktail of vocal diagnosis and tuition.
In 30 years of teaching Linda has specialised in training adult choral singers of all standards, especially welcoming beginners. She has turned rank and file choral singers into soloists, enabled the so-called tone deaf to join choirs, prepared candidates for diplomas and entrance auditions, enabled elderly singers to return to singing after they had withdrawn into premature retirement. The only styles she does not teach are music theatre and pop.
Choral groups, large and small, sometimes invite Linda to come and run workshops. These are fun days that concentrate on singing technique and choral skills, often applying the exercises to passages in the piece the choir is learning that term.
In recent years Linda has founded two choirs and is the musical director for a third. She also periodically runs bank holiday weekend workshops that take three outstanding choral pieces and spend 1 ½ days working on the technical skills they demand.
Linda teaches privately at her home near Glyndebourne in East Sussex.