VOICE SPECIALIST (MMus, BA)
A Vocal Coach, Communication Skills Trainer and Soprano with a glowing passion for the human voice and 25+ years of experience, Maria offers premium tuition to private clients, cross-sector organisations and academic institutions in the UK and Europe. Partners and clients include Goldsmiths University, HSBC, ILovetoBe Business & Education Consulting, The James Innes Group/CV Centre, The Home Office, Benslow Music, Deloitte etc.
A classically trained Singer & Pedagog (MMus) Maria's Singing Lessons provides Vocal Training and rehabilitation for professional and just-for-fun singers of all musical styles in her studio in South East London. Clients range from classical soloists and hoppy choristers to UK & US chart acts and recording pop/folk/rock/rn'b artists, gospel singers and West End professionals.
She is a visiting tutor on Goldsmith University's graduate & post graduate Music programmes and is a member of the British Voice Association and AOTOS (Association of Teachers of Singing) and closely associated with The English Baroque Choir, Bromley Boy Singers and The Swedish Church in London.
As a Voice Coach/Communications Skills Trainer (BA - English Linguistics) utilises her experience of Business Management and specialises in Leadership Skills & Career Coaching, Interview Preparation, Voice & Accent training, holistically addressing all aspects of effective communication. She is an in-house coach and for ILovetoBe Business & Education Consulting, delivering training at some of Europe's leading business schools such as HEC Paris, EM Lyon, Bucconi Milan, IE Madrid and Cambridge University. She is also a Voice Consultant for self-development specialists CoreEvolve.
As Senior Interview Coach, Career Advisor & Writer for The James Innes Group/CV Centre, she coaches mainly Global Executives and have contributed to James Innes' - career guru and CEO - book 'The Interview Questions & Answer Book'. A frequently hired public speaker she also regularly gives talk e.g. for Talks That Transform & London Women Empowerment Group.
Also a sought-after Soprano (MMus) for family events, she specialises in Weddings and Funeral Services, twice earning the title 'Only Recommended Soprano Soloist in the UK' by UK BRIDES Magazine. She also provides all styles of backing vocals for recordings and live performances. She is an official supplier - soprano soloist - to Leverton & Sons Funeral Directors (Diana, princess of Wales, Queen Mother)