In addition to regular singing teaching, Julia offers and enjoys vocal coaching in a variety of contexts:
- Choirs – explaining technically how to achieve the sound the conductor is seeking
- Amateur opera companies – assisting soloists and chorus to produce a healthy sound appropriate to the role/opera/their vocal development
- Individuals preparing for particular performances, roles or auditions
Julia can also offer mentoring & professional development support for singing teachers, choral and musical directors including support for how to manage voices in your choir/show; how to elicit the particular sound you are looking for; how to deal with particular issues arising in your own voice when you are modeling. Contact Julia to find out more about this bespoke service.
Current vocal coaching projects include:
Musical theatre auditions
Julia has considerable expertise in preparing students for vocational college entry for musical theatre courses, and a high success rate. Students of Julia’s have been offered places at Guildford School of Acting (two bursaries won since 2011), Mountview, Central School of Speech and Drama, Millenium, Laine Theatre Arts, Chichester and Trinity Laban. If you are hoping to prepare for vocational college entry, please allow for a year of lessons at least in advance of the audition season to develop your singing technique to the appropriate level.
For the past few years, Julia has been training young singers, particularly those who feel that they have no idea how to approach sight-singing, in Kodaly based tonic sol-fa method. As a young singer, not being an orchestral instrumentalist, Julia felt that she suffered in never having been taught to sight-sing. A lucky year of tuition with a school music teacher who had trained in tonic sol-fa gave her a basis from which to develop her sight singing as an adult. Julia is committed to helping those who struggle with sight-singing to acquire the skills with which to approach it.
“Julia is an inspirational singing teacher. She inspires confidence in anyone with whom she works, whether on a one-to-one basis or in a group situation. I have the privilege to work with her at Cambridge Youth Opera, where she will easily put a group of 40+ teenagers at ease, producing an amazing sound within a very short time.” (Yvonne Williamson, Head of Music, Chesterton Community College)