Information About Carolyn - Mold teacher
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I live on a farm just outside Mold, North Wales, and I have three grown up children. I also have three dogs who are very gentle and welcoming - Bonnie, Binky and Billie! I feel very fortunate to live in Wales where music is truly valued and very much part of the culture. I enjoy all genres of music from pop, musical theatre through to classical.
I attended the Junior School at the Royal Northern College of Music at the age of 14, in Manchester, for four years studying Piano and Voice, gaining grade 8 distinction in both disciplines. I then successfully auditioned for the Senior College with voice being my first study, and completed the GMusRNCM with an Upper (the equivalent of a 2:1), which was a joint course with Manchester University. I then went on to the PPRNCM course (Professional Performance Course), which was a two year course. During my time at the college, and beyond, I have participated in Master Classes with Dame Joan Sutherland, Alexander Young, Leonard Hancock (Scottish Opera and the National Opera Studio). I worked and performed with Wyn Davies (Conductor at Welsh National opera and The Metropolitan Opera, New York). I have performed in Oratoria, Opera and Musical Theatre throughout the North West.
I started teaching piano and singing at St Brigid's school, Denbigh and Ruthin School, part time, in 1990. I then moved full time to Arden School, in Ruthin in 1993. In 2000 I moved to Moreton Hall School, Oswestry. I taught there for 21 years, and left in August 2021. I have a huge amount of experience in vocal teaching for pupils from the age of 6 years to adults. My pupils have achieved outstanding results (Merit/Distinction/Honours) from grade one to Diploma level in Associated Boards of Royal Schools of Music, Trinity and London College of Music Musical Theatre. I have successfully prepared pupils for Choral scholarships for Cambridge and Oxford Universities, and music conservatoires such as Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Academy of Music. I also taught GCSE and A Level Music; this also involved preparing vocal pupils for the performance element of these examinations, with excellent results.
My approach is one of nurturing and encouragement to build confidence. Enjoyment through the learning experience is key to success. I work on vocal and breathing techniques and posture, to ensure the voice is supported properly, intonation is secure and vocal agility is strong. A voice should never be forced, particularly a young voice. I also believe that singers should not be bracketed in to singing one particular genre, it is important to be able to sing various styles in order to gain experience in different techniques. I have built up excellent relationships with my pupils over the years, and continue to keep in touch with those who have moved on in their careers. I believe wholeheartedly that the parents of younger pupils should be involved with the progress of their children and supporting them in their journey. My ultimate aim is to allow every person to achieve the best they can and to be able to realise their full potential.
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- Royal Northern College of Music (1988) - PPRNCM (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Royal Northern College of Music (1986) - GMuscRNCM (Bachelors) (✔ On File)