Avril is a professional vocal coach and singing teacher with a
private practice in Battle, East Sussex. She also teaches online
and runs specialist workshops.
Avril works with a wide variety of genres, specialising in
musical theatre and contemporary commercial music. She
trains professional performers, as well as those just starting
out on their singing journey. Students include well known
performers in the music, film and television industry.
She has been coaching and developing the voices of adults
and children for a number of years. Some students have gone
on to use their voices professionally, whilst others just want to
sing for fun.
Whatever your age or level, Avril believes it is important to
learn how to use your instrument in a healthy way that
benefits you the most. Make the sound you want to make
rather than take pot luck. Beginners are welcome in the studio.
I tailor my lessons to meet the needs and goals of each
student. Having originally trained as a classical singer I was
keen to explore the diversity of the voice and that led me to a
deeper study of vocal anatomy and physiology, in other words
the ‘science’ behind singing. I discovered that using specific
exercises we really can train the voice to be more flexible and
access a variety of vocal qualities. This vocal variety is
essential to meet the demands of modern musical theatre and
contemporary music. I have made it my mission to continue
with voice research and use this knowledge for the benefit of
As part of my ongoing studies I am currently working on my
master’s degree in voice pedagogy with the University of
Wales Trinity St David and Voice Workshop.
As well as gaining teaching qualifications in the performing
arts and drama I have attended numerous voice workshops,
courses and conferences. I have also earned the Estill Voice
International Certificate of Figure Proficiency (CFP) and am a
member of the Association of Teachers of Singing.
Vocal health is very important and with young voices it is
wise to cultivate GOOD habits and take the necessary care
with a voice that is still developing.
I have run two successful children’s performing arts schools
for 18 years. So am very experienced in working with
I am available to provide teacher training on a 1-2-1 or group
basis for teachers who would like to deepen their
understanding of working with young voices.
I have Enhanced DBS, First Aid, Child Protection and