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Based in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Shelley has been teaching for over 15 years in acting, drama, theatre studies and singing. Shelley works with young and adult performers on their technique and confidence, helping them to achieve their personal and professional goals. It is in the last several years that Shelley has focused on expanding her skills as a teacher to specialize in Contemporary Commercial singing and musical theatre performance for children and young adults.
Shelley takes her position as a teacher and coach seriously and is continuously developing her craft through research and relevant training events.
Shelley has recently added Sensory Song Time to her services, which is a face to face parent and baby group to explore and encourage communication and development through song using different sensory props and elements.
PGCE Post Compulsory Education (University of Portsmouth)
BA (Hons) Performing Arts & Vocal Instrument Teaching (University of Chichester)
Associate Diploma in Musical Theatre (University of West London)
BTEC Certificate Intensive Musical Theatre
BTEC ND Performing Arts
Awareness in Mental Health Certificate
Has attended workshops and training courses in the following:
*'10 Weeks of Techniques' with Dane Chalfin
*'Teaching Adolescent Voices and Voice Anatomy' with Evolving Voice, Dr Jenevora Williams (Evolving Voices)
*'Performance Anxiety and Teaching Musical Theatre to Young Singers' with Amelia Carr
*'Gesture and Performance' with Anne-Marie Speed (The Voice Explained)
*'Singing Teachers' Toolkit' with Anne Leatherland (Vocal Intuition) associated with Vocal Process
*'Six Week Vocal Boot-camp' with Christopher-David Mitchell
Shelley has taught many students of different ages focusing on technique, performance and exams. Exam work can be taught in Acting, Communication and Speech and Drama, or for singing, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. Shelley has many years experience of placing students in for exams through LAMDA, London College of Music (LCM) and London Trinity.
Shelley has also taught A-Level Theatre Studies and was subject leader of BTEC Performing Arts at a college which covered many topics and skills within the industry. Shelley has many years experience in teaching Drama and Musical Theatre at many local Performing Arts schools where the focus was on technique working towards big scale productions.
Children's choir leader for Portsmouth's Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (tour), Young Cosette in Les Miserables, Southampton (Tour).
Directed numerous student examinations; plays including Be My Baby, The London Cuckolds, The Government Inspector, Equus. Directed musicals include numerous variety type showcases and Bugsy Malone, A Chorus Line, Sweeney Todd, Fame plus many more!
Shelley is a member of Musicians Union, The Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) and The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama and has an enhanced DBS and Public Liability Insurance.