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Rebecca holds a First-Class Honours degree in Music from Queens University Belfast, along with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the vocal tutelage of Wilma MacDougall. Rebecca continues her studies privately in London with Kathryn Harries. Recently, she has worked for Northern Ireland Opera as a member of their Opera Studio for 2018-2019.
After receiving the Hamilton Harty Scholarship, Rebecca also studied with Daphne Evangelatos (Hochschule München).
Rebecca brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to lessons through having performed with several companies including Northern Ireland Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland), Sestina Ensemble, The Kellie Consort, Genesis Sixteen, and The Belfast Ensemble, to name a few.
Some of her recent concert highlights include solos in Handel Messiah, Handel Alexander’s Feast, Bach Cantata BWV 199… Bach Magnificat, Brahms Requiem, Rutter Magnificat, Beethoven Mass in C, Vivaldi Gloria, Stanford Requiem, Mozart Vespers, and Handel Dixit Dominus.
In 2016, she was a finalist in Northern Ireland Opera’s Festival of Voice Competition.
She has worked extensively in masterclasses and coachings with Bruno Caproni, Julian Evans, Stefan Vinke, Sabine Vinke, Walter Sutcliffe, Rachel Nichols, Mairead Hurley, Lisa Milne, Sam Evans, Ailish Tynan, David Gowland, Iain Burnside, Lawrence Zazzo, and Christopher Underwood.
With over 8 years of teaching experience, Rebecca offers a fun and interactive service, backed up with solid grounding in Vocal Technique and Performance. Before the coronavirus outbreak, Rebecca worked with National Youth Choir of Scotland, delivering their singing programme to a number of schools across the province. She has also taught singing at several schools and institutions including Our Lady & St Patricks College Knock, and Belfast Philharmonic Choir. Although primarily Classically trained, Rebecca teaches a healthy singing technique which can be applied to any genre, and she is happy to explore this with you in lessons through exploring genres including Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop/Commercial and Traditional.
As well as being an accomplished singer, Rebecca studied Piano Pedagogy with Galina Crothers (Queens University Belfast), and has 8 years experience teaching the instrument, with a 100% successful pass rate in Trinity and ABRSM exams.
Due to the Social Distancing measures in place, all lessons will take place over an online platform. If you struggling to find things to keep your children occupied during the Coronavirus lockdown, or perhaps they want to start a new hobby, then my lessons are an ideal way to pass the day and to learn a new skill. I am also happy to take adult learners, either beginners or improvers. All lessons take a relaxed and friendly approach, and I hope that you will have fun as well as learning how to perform with confidence.
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- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2018) - Master of Music (Vocal Studies) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Queens University Belfast (2015) - Bachelor of Music (1st Class hons.) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Rainey Endowed School (2012) - A Level Music - A (School) (✔ On File)