BA hons. (music) DIPABRSM – Musical Theatre.
Gemma is an enthusiastic, fun and very committed singing and musical theatre teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. Having started at stage school at the age of 6 studying dance, drama and singing, she then went on to have additional private classical vocal tuition, which saw her gain a diploma with The Associated board of Royal schools of music (ABRSM). During her classical vocal studies, she explored and studied various other styles of music including Musical Theatre, Pop, Big Band and Jazz.
Whilst studying Gemma added many professional performance credits to her CV. Including various TV work, many stage performances, pantomimes, TV work and radio voice – over credits. Gemma has also performed in many vocal concerts. After gaining her A’ levels in Music, Theatre studies and English literature, Gemma went onto to study at Middlesex University where she completed a BA Honours degree in Music. During her time at Middlesex, she was privileged enough to play one of the lead vocalists in a production of Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’.
Following this she played lead Soprano in a London tour of ‘Amadeus’, playing venues such as The Barbican and St. Paul’s in Covent Garden. She assisted in a lot of the vocal teaching during these production s, and it was then that she decided that she wanted to pursue singing as a teacher rather than a performer. As well as private lessons at her music room in Hove, Gemma currently teaches at Blatchington Mill School in Hove, where she has been for 12 years teaching singing lessons, leading vocal groups and choirs.