Ben is a professional singer, who has a wealth of experience as both a performer and vocal coach.
Originally from Australia, Ben trained at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the Australian Institute of Music. More recently he has also gained further qualifications at the renowned Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris.
Ben’s performance credits include lead roles in Beauty and The Beast (Battersea Evolution, London) and the Australian premiere of The Addams Family (Really Useful Group, Sydney). He has also performed as ensemble/understudy (Dr Gangle) in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies.
Alongside his career in Musical Theatre, Ben works as a singing and Musical Theatre tutor. He loves sharing his passion for singing and performance with his students, and aims to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere in class. His lessons focus on both technique and performance, and he likes to offer plenty of tailored feedback so that students can develop their skills.
Aimee is currently studying for a Master’s degree at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She is a professional opera singer and has a wealth of experience as both a soloist and choral singer.
As a soloist, Aimee performs a range of opera, oratorio and lieder. Recent operatic roles include Lucy (Menotti’s The Telephone) and Ines (Il Trovatore). She has also sung Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Halesowen Symphony Orchestra and with the University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra, and was a soloist in Bach’s Magnificat and Cantata 191 with The Suffolk Ensemble at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall.
In 2015 Aimee founded the Manchester Singers – a professional a cappella vocal ensemble – who have since performed and worked with the BBC, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Brighton Early Music Festival, Arch Sinfonia and RNCM.
“Teaching someone to sing is about so much more than vocal technique. It is about building someone’s confidence and exploring their own tastes and identity.”
As well as working as a performer Aimee is also a passionate tutor. She loves helping people to express themselves through, and find enjoyment in, singing. Her classes are always fun and encouraging, but she also places a huge emphasis on ensuring her teaching is underpinned by healthy and reliable vocal technique – helping her students develop an even tone and access more of their range.