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I am a Soprano from Greece who has been classically trained at the Royal Northern College of Music (Bachelor’s degree) in the department of Vocal Studies & Opera. During my studies, I followed courses on Pedagogy and Vocal Health. Since moving to the UK, I have performed in recitals, masterclasses, competitions and participated in Opera Productions, including taking on the lead role ‘Serpina' from Pergolesi’s opera LA SERVA PADRONA for the RNCM 2019 Opera Scenes. In addition to being a classical singer, I have an extensive background in Musical Theatre including performing in GODSPELL at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Moreover, I have participated in multiple Stagecraft Workshop and trained as an actress at ActUpNorth working with industry professionals on in-depth acting methods. I believe that these skills of analysing a character offer important guidance within the process of attaching emotion to an Opera aria, Musical Theatre piece, or just a song by uncovering the meaning of the lyrics and the thoughts they carry.
I am open to working on any of the student's favourite repertoire as well as songs from the ABRSM syllabus. I have the appropriate experience to prepare students for ABRSM examinations as well as for Conservatoire and University auditions. It is important to work on music that suits each pupil's particular voice type and brings their vocal training to the next level. I can cover the following genres with my pupils: Opera, Operetta, Classical Song, Musical Theatre, and Pop.
In my lessons, I aim to create an encouraging environment and a safe space that allows experimentation of the voice in order to uncover the full potential of each pupil. My teaching method focuses on obtaining a healthy and robust vocal technique (supported breathing, correct vocal placement, alignment of the body and stance). Furthermore, understanding how to use text and phrasing in a manner that colours a melody with meaning and emotion is very important in enriching the interpretative skills and creativity of a singer. I am passionate about helping my students learn to perform with musicality, sincerity and confidence.
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- Royal Northern College of Music (2019) - Vocal Studies & Opera (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)