I graduated with a 2:1 (Hons) in Music Performance as a fellow of the Robert Nicol Trust, the Sidney Perry Trust, the Stanley Picker Trust, The Cross Trust, the JTH Charitable Trust, the Miss Margaret Gray’s Trust, The McGlashan Charitable Trust and Soroptomists International.
During my studies I was invited to take part in masterclasses by internationally recognised artists: Kate Hughes, Jeremy Huw Williams and Irene Drummond and taken part in broadcasts for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland.
In addition to my studies I gained ABRSM Grade 8 Singing with Distinction and a certificate of Enhanced Disclosure.
I have just started my own company in October 2009. JCN Arts & Events is based in Aberdeen specialising in vocal tuition, events management and community music. Clients include Feugh Fest music festival, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, The Tunnels and Cafe Drummond.
For the last four years I have sung and played alto saxophone with bands Aka-ska, Groove Cruise and Beat Street singing ska, reggae, soul and funk. I am also in an improvised music group called Sumisumi. I have played all over Scotland in fantastic live venues such as Café Drumonds, The Tunnels, The Doghouse and the Wickerman music festival.
I have six years teaching experience as a private tutor and also as a community musician teaching in groups.
Based on the Alexander Technique which incorporates effective body management into singing technique.
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