Finding a Voice offers singing lessons for primary school children in years 1-6
Lessons are designed to explore, inspire and enhance. Whether they choose to work towards accredited singing exams (ABRSM, Trinity Rock and Pop, LCM) or just simply want to explore their voice, every child will have the chance to express themselves through singing.
Classes are aimed at building confidence, allowing pupils to explore their voice, whilst singing a variety of great music including songs from The Greatest Showman through to George Ezra pop hits. Children who enrol in this course will be taught for 20 minutes during school time.
Lessons at Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School are taught by Helen Latham.
Helen Latham, a soprano from Lancashire, studied Music at The University of Huddersfield before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Vocal and Operatic Studies at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She now studies with Jane Irwin.
Roles have included; Fox Cub (Cunning Little Vixen) Birmingham Conservatoire opera, Miss Jessel (Turn of the Screw), Anne Truelove (The Rake’s Progress) and Mimi (La Boheme) for the Birmingham Conservatoire Opera Scenes, and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel ) and Micaela (Carmen) for North Star Opera and Opera 74. Singing with Opera Seria, Helen was involved in a production of Don Giovanni, singing the role of Zelina, for which the company won an award at the Buxton Fringe Festival, 2016. Helen has sung chorus for Heritage Opera’s Madame Butterfly and Adele (Die Fledermaus) for Bolton Choral Union. She now looks forward to singing the role of Mimi in Outreach Opera’s summer tour of La Boheme
In concert, Helen has performed the works of Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Bach, Vivaldi and Orff. Most recently, Helen sang the Messiah for Harrogate Choral Society in Leeds.
Helen’s community based work began with Welsh National Opera’s Max department when she undertook a role as vocal animateur, performing as part of the Singing Doctor’s project, based at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. She also had the the pleasure of working on a recording project with expectant mothers writing lullabies for their unborn children.
Helen adores her work as a community musician, as choral director of Hoghton In Harmony and founding member Outreach Opera, whilst continuing her role as vocal teacher at The Hollins, and choral director of senior choir at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School.
Please apply via Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School https://www.bgl.lancs.sch.uk/