Music Theatre Vocal Training

My career

1980 – Onwards teaching in private practice and colleges whilst still performing as a singer as a singer

1993 – Invited to found the postgraduate course in musical theatre at the royal academy of music. Head of course awarded a fellowship.

2012 — Present – Sondheim professor of music (ram) teaching integration of acting and singing

Looking through my records I have been involved in coaching or/and advising on OVER 90 professional shows: either on the production or through recommendations of the managements of individual artists

This is a cross section to give some idea of my experience:

Grand Hotel – Hairspray – Les Miserables (and film} – Cats – Jesus Christ Superstar – Miss Saigon – Witches of Eastwick – Rent – Nine – Phantom of the Opera (and film} – Billy Elliot – Thriller – Candide – La Cage aux Folles – London Road Cabaret – Priscilla – Follies – Daddy Cool – A funny thing Happened on the way to the Forum – Chess – Pirates of Penzance – Starlight Express – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Mama Mia etc…

What to expect from a lesson

  • Technical work as necessary to support and develop individual performers singing voices
  • Observations on performance as appropriate
  • Technical expertise informed by current vocal practice, including 27years of Jo Estill’s work, bel canto and other exploratory methodologies, and vocal research. The result of this understanding provides the performer with a lesson specific to their needs
  • Repertoire suggested for technical vocal development
  • Audition material given based on relevance to the show and industry needs
  • Liaise with performers agents as appropriate
  • General audition industry and career advice given at many levels, including drama school courses etc.



Shows I have been involved with

Annie – Anyone can Whistle – Aspects of Love – Avenue Q – Bad girls the Musical – A Little Night Music – The Beautiful Game – Billy Elliot – Blood Brothers – Blues in the Night – Buddy – By Jeeves – Cabaret – La Cage aux Folles – Candide – The Card – Caroline or Change – Cats – Chess – City of Angels – The Cradle will Rock – Daddy Cool – Doctor Doolittle – Day of Hope – Dreamcoats and Petticoats – Evita – Fame – The Fantasticks – Fiddler on the Roof – Five guys Named Mo – Follies – Footloose – Funny Girl – A Funny thing Happened on the way to the Forum – Godspell – Grand Hotel – Grease – Guys and Dolls – Hairspray – Half a Sixpence – Hello Dolly – High Society – Into the Woods – Jerry Springer the Opera – Jesus Christ Superstar – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – The King and I – Kiss me Kate – Legally Blond – Les Miserables (and film) – The Lion King – Love Never Dies – Let it Be – Mack and Mabel – London Road – Mama Mia – Martin Guerre – Matador – Me and My Girl – Metropolis – Miss Saigon – Moby Dick – Napoleon – Nine On the Town – The Phantom of the Opera (and film) – Pippin – Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Rent – The Rocky Horror Show – She Loves Me – Song and Dance – Starlight Express – Sweeney Todd – Sweet Charity – Taboo – Thriller – West Side Story – Whistle Down the Wind – The Who’s – Tommy – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – Witches of Eastwick – Wonderful Town – We will Rock You