Teacher Assistant News

Thanks to building a wonderful following of private students over the years who live in my local area, I have recently appointed a young teacher assistant by the name of Lydia Marshall who will be working along side me in the future. 

I feel passionate about each and every one of my students and I want to continue offering the very best for everyone. This is the reason why I have taken this next important step, which will enable me to include everybody. 

 Lydia Marshall will be teaching my younger students and those children taking the formative grades – during the week. 

Lydia lives is Beaconsfield and is a music graduate. She is a qualified singer and is one of my students, consequently, she understands and follows my method and philosophy of teaching.

 She studied at the Junior Academy of Music, and she achieved a Grade Eight Distinction and a Trinity Advanced Diploma. She has also worked for one year as a music teaching assistant at Godstowe School in High Wycombe, and has plenty of experience working with children, and is also DBS checked.

 I myself will be starting private classes on a Saturday morning for my senior students, and those from Grade Three upwards.

 Lydia’s students who are committed and serious about their singing in the future, may wish to continue their progress with me on a Saturday morning.

 I will be available during the weekly classes with Lydia, to ensure she maintains the high standard and reputation that I have built over the years and will contribute as and I when I see fit.

 The classes will remain in my home in Bourne End.

 I look forward to welcoming Lydia to our new singing venture, and am delighted to have her on board.

Lydia Marshall Short Biography

Lydia Marshall, aged 22, is a coloratura soprano born in Buckinghamshire. She began her vocal training as a junior at the Royal Academy of Music where she performed as a soloist in venues such as St. John’s Smith Square and Westminster Abbey.

She is in her final year at Durham University studying Music and currently studying with Isobel Cooper. Lydia is heavily involved in Durham Opera Ensemble, having organised their inaugural alumni concert at St. Gabriel’s, Pimlico and performing the lead of Alice in Will Todd’s Alice in Wonderland. She is also a member of University College Chapel Choir in Durham and has performed solos from works such as Christus Vincit by James MacMillan and Miserere by Gregorio Allegri.

Her work experience ranges from being involved with the production team at Opera Holland Park to being employed as a Music Teaching Assistant at Godstowe Preparatory School, High Wycombe. As a result of this she believes she is a friendly and confident individual who is approachable and able to engage with people of all ages.