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Biography

Julia Caddick Singing CambridgeJulia Caddick started her professional career teaching music and drama in an inner city comprehensive school in London. After six years of full time teaching, Julia went freelance and began directing choirs and singing groups and running workshops. Julia worked for the Unicorn Theatre for Children from 1988 to 1994 as composer & musician on their education & workshop team. Song-writing and poetry commissions followed, including for BBC Radio for Schools, and ITV’s ‘Havakazoo’. Since the late 1990s, Julia has specialised in training singers – work that she loves. Through her mentoring & professional development programme, she is pleased to be able to share her teaching expertise with other professionals.

Professional Experience

  • 30 years of teaching experience, including 17 specifically in singing teaching, specialising in classical and musical theatre technique
  • Professional development training practitioner since 1989
  • 15 years experience of choral directing with primary and secondary level school choirs and in the community with youth choirs and adults
  • Professional soprano soloist and choral singer
  • 9 years experience in children’s theatre, running workshops for the Unicorn Theatre, London
  • Commissioned writer of poetry, songs and production notes for teachers
  • Concert presenter

Education

  • Institute of Education, London University MA Music Education
  • Homerton College, University of Cambridge PGCE English with Drama
  • Girton College, University of Cambridge BA in English; MA (Cantab)
  • Olchfa Comprehensive School, Swansea

Singing Training

  • studied for 3 years with Bel Canto opera singer, Zoe Cresswell (of the Welsh College of Music & Drama)
  • studied with Julie Kennard (of the Royal Academy of Music)
  • Estill trained
  • Currently a student of Amanda Roocroft