Nia obtained her Masters of Arts (Voice Studies, 2009) from the Central School of Speech and Drama. This followed a Masters in Music (Creative Learning Department, 2007) from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she trained as a jazz singer. She is also a BWY accredited yoga teacher. Nia has worked as a voice coach in the voice and text department for The Royal Shakespeare Company since 2011.
Nia is proud to be an active member of the Higher Education Conservatoire Training programme as a mentor, adjudicator, visiting lecturer and principle study teacher for the past 10 years. Some of her work includes Merchant of Venice, Christmas Truce, Wendy & Peter Pan, Taming of the Shrew, Midsummer Mischief and Christmas Truce. Voice and text support includes Love’s Labour’s Lost and Won (2014), Henry IV Part One, Roaring Girls, Arden of Faversham, Hamlet, As You Like It, All’s Well that Ends Well, Anthony & Cleopatra and A Winter’s Tale. Nia is also Education Associate Practitioner for the RSC’s Outreach and Education Department, including representing the RSC in their ‘Teaching Shakespeare in Schools’ symposium in the Horace Mann Conference, NY, USA.
Katie completed her Masters of Arts (Music Education 2015) from the Institute of Education at University College London. This followed a Masters in Music (Composition 2008) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Bachelor of Arts (Music 2005) from Middlesex University. Katie is a Soprano with the London Vocal Project and has sung in many of London’s prestigious concert halls and jazz venues. As an multi instrumentalist, Katie has performed all over Europe and the USA with many different bands.
Katie is a qualified teacher and was previously an Assistant Headteacher and was instrumental in leading change, through music, in schools. Katie is an inspirational, creative and dedicated music educator, choir leader, performer, arranger and composer with experience of teaching and leading children from ages 3 – 18 and adults. Katie is passionate about enabling people to sing. Through her use of Kodaly singing games Katie likes to create a fun, playful atmosphere where people can take risks and explore how far they can go as a singer and a musician
Jamie trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has worked as a professional actor for the past 10 years. Theatre credits include: Hamlet, Oedipus, and Edmund in King Lear and for TV: Emmerdale, Casualty and Holby City. He recently completed a masters in voice coaching at Guildhall under the tutelage of the internationally esteemed voice, Shakespeare and acting coach, Patsy Rotenburg.
Jamie has directed and taught acting and voice all over the world including Malaysia, Malta, Brazil, the Michael Howard Studios (New York), and the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford Upon Avon and London). He regularly teaches at Guildhall, London College of Music, International Acting Academy and coaches private clients including celebrated performers and anyone who wishes to explore their voice.