Choir Leader, Singer, Vocal Coach, Accompanist

Based on the Suffolk/Essex border 

 

Sing&Go!: Singing for fun. No pressure, just a good sing! Well-known songs, sung from wordsheets. Weekly sessions in Stoke by Nayland, or stand-alone workshops - either for existing singing groups, or groups of people who just want to try something different! 

Solo Singer: Available for weddings, funerals, concerts and special events.  I sing classical favourites, folk songs, hymns, show songs - whatever is most suitable for the occasion. More information here.  

Teaching/Vocal Coach: I teach singing, piano and general musicianship for all ages. More information here.

Schools: There are many ways I can help increase singing in your school by:

  •  Working with teachers directly together with pupils.
  • PD workshops for teachers to build confidence and give song ideas 
  • Prepare classes or choirs for special occasions
  • Lead or accompany choirs on a regular basis 

Contact me for more information.

 Accompanying I am an experienced repetiteur (choir accompanist) and exam accompanist and am available for regular or one-off bookings for: 

  • ABRSM/Trinity grade exams and aural tests to grade VIII
  • GCSE music performances
  • Choir rehearsals
  • Playing for weddings, funerals and other events.

Choirs: In addition to the groups I run myself, I also direct two choirs - Nayland Choir and Vocal Zones, and a singing group for peeople who are visually impaired - the Unscene Singers.  In October I will be starting a new group for people with Parkinson's Disease in the Colchester area.

Evaluations Outside music, I spent many years working in public health, and have an MSc in research for public policy and practice. I now undertake independent evaluations in healthcare, and have a developing interest in the field of arts and health. Contact me for more details of my experience or go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-bishton/

 

Necessary things: I am a member of the ISM, have public liability insurance and a full (portable) DBS.

And a piano keyboard that I can bring with me! 

Why Sing? Well it's fun (or it should be)! 

And because singing connects us with ourselves, and with each other