Colin has been a singer for over 20 years - starting as many did in school and church, taking a choral scholarship at University, and joining Ex Cathedra chamber choir, as well as conducting the University of Birmingham Chamber Choir. He studied from 1994 - 2010 with Howard Milner. He sang his first operatic role (Emperor Altoum) in Nottingham Festival Opera's Turandot in 2000. Since 2009 he has been teaching singers of all ages and abilities. He worked at soundLINCS on the Sing Up Area Leader programme from 2009 - 2011, gaining a huge experience in young voices, singing in education, and the stresses put on teachers' voices in the classroom. He has kept up work as a recitalist, oratorio soloist and opera performer in various parts of the country. Outside of classical and theatre singing, Colin has a great love of jazz, and encourages all students to improvise and learn about basic harmony and music theory.
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All lessons are geared towards the individual student. We all learn in slightly different ways, due to our different personalities and life experiences. Colin works to make each student feel supported in their journey and still challenged to improve. Colin's teaching is heavily influenced by the 19th century methods of Lamperti and Garcia, as well as those of Cornelius Reid and Oren Brown. Colin is currently studying voice pedagogy at a postgraduate level, ensuring that his knowledge of contemporary teaching methods is also as complete as possible.
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