With 25 years of teaching experience with ages ranging from 5 – 80 years, Miriam is passionate about teaching. Currently holding teaching posts at Christ’s College, Cambridge and St George’s School Windsor Castle, Miriam has previously held teaching posts at Westminster Abbey, The University of Newcastle Conservatorium (Australia), Westminster Under School, Bloxham School (as Head of Singing), Dragon School in Oxford and as the tutor to the trebles at Tonbridge School in Kent. She has given workshops and master-classes at for the Instruments of Time and Truth for students at University of Oxford and in her native Australia at the Universities of Sydney, Newcastle, Western Australia  and Australian National University in Canberra.

From her studio in Windsor, UK or online internationally (primarily using Zoom Pro), Miriam offers one-to-one singing lessons.  Her aim is to help students achieve THEIR goals – be it singing at a family wedding or being awarded a Diploma.  She lends assistance to those preparing for auditions – such as choristerships, Oxbridge Choral Scholarships and applying to Music College.  Miriam has extensive experience preparing students for ABRSM and other board exams.  She loves to utilise the technology students have in their pockets to make practising a little easier and to solidify concepts explored during a lesson.  

Miriam is an ardent advocate for the inclusion of neurodivergent students in singing lessons and choirs, presenting at international conferences in London and Poland, providing online interactive workshops for private singing teachers and inset training for music hubs.  Sign up to her newsletter to be advised of a forthcoming workshop.

She loves working as a choir coach, assisting directors and showing singers how to improve their breathing and maximise their individual contribution to the choir. In recent years, Miriam has enjoyed working with a number of professional and amateur choirs either on a repertoire specific project or in a more general workshop. She has taught on the NYCGB Boys Choir Course and as part of her work as a soprano soloist with French ensemble Les Arts Florissants, appeared in numerous workshops, broadcasts and even a recording for children about Monteverdi.

Although she has an obvious and enduring interest in working with young voices, Miriam is delighted to work with all ages, all ranges of development and with those interested in improving and exploring their voices. She has helped children with voice trials for leading choral foundations, high school students excel in their exams (Trinity, ABRSM, GCSE and A levels), ace auditions, find places as choral scholars and in music colleges.

Miriam especially loves working with those who have a history of illness/injury impacting on their voices. She has assisted a number of students who have had surgery or encountered significant difficulties recovering their singing voices.

Breathing powers your artistry.  Fuelling your singing, expressing your intelligence, breathing inspires the sound you make. Your voice comes firstly from the breath.  Your management and understanding of breathing will nourish your voice – spoken and sung.  Irregardless of genre, the way in which you use breath will be critical.  It’s also a potent tool to assist in emotional regulation and mental health. Accent Method based breathing is included in all of Miriam’s lessons and choir coachings.

Miriam gives lessons and workshops to singers, choirs, wind and brass players.  She also works with those who rely upon their voice to make a living – teachers (nursery, school, university lecturers), actors, broadcasters, lawyers etc.  If you cannot do your job without using your voice, you are a professional voice user.

Miriam is a member of the British Voice Association and AOTOS through whom she frequently undertakes continuing professional development. She also has qualifications in the Estill Method, levels 1 and 2. Miriam is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

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