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Private Vocal Coaching, specialist in Jazz and Popular music, technique, performance, auditioning, piano lessons – Please email for more information.

I can’t recommend Nicki enough. I’m a relapsed trained singer who hasn’t sung for 25 years and after only two lessons my confidence and vocal ability has increased ten fold. Nicki is welcoming, professional, intuitive, knowledgeable and an inspirational singer. I can’t wait for my next lesson!

ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC  2001 – Present

Principle Study voice Tutor for the RNCM BMUS Degree in Popular Music. I have tutored there for the past 8 years and have been actively involved with the structure and development of the singing module for years 1 & 2 that meet the current changing demands of today’s Vocalists. The Principle Study modules focus on Pop, R & B, Rock, Jazz and contemporary singer songwriter styles, incorporating Improvisation, rhythm and technology and encouraging individual artistry, composition in all disciplines within a rich and diverse, thriving musical community.

 

HULL UNIVERSITY  2013 – Present

Principle Study voice Tutor for the University of Hull BMUS Degree course. Degree level to post Graduate and Masters level teaching. Here you have the opportunity to develop your creativity and Instrument within the parameters of a flexible yet structured learning environment through a choice of specific and current module strands of the degree.

 

LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC – 1993 – 2013

Senior lecturer in Music for 20 years developing various modules throughout that time including: Popular voice training, Interactive  Keyboard Skills, Musical Theatre coaching, Popular music Ensemble and Gospel Choir for HE, FE and Post Graduate levels, appointed Music Coordinator for the Jazz/Popular and Summer Schools 2003 -2006.

 

SLP PERFORMING ARTS COLLEGE – 2006 – 2009

Teaching and working with highly dedicated students and staff in a very intense Musical Theatre Stage school in Leeds. Most repertoire was set to dance routines and I had the pleasure of working alongside many accomplished London West End Actors, Teachers  and choreographers. I directed choirs for all years, taught sight singing and theory to all non-reading students and Supervised and assisted at many shows. Teaching included preparation for LAMDA, Trinity and ALCM exams.

 

JAZZLEEDS CHOIR DIRECTOR

After developing the Choir initially in 2012 with JazzLeeds it is still  a great pleasure to  coach them during the Summer Period from April to July. The choir rehearse fortnightly at Inkwell, Chapel Allerton with programmes ranging through folk, pop and definitely jazz. . Please contact Jazzleeds for details of how to join.