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Classical Vocal Teachers

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Samuel Deakin CertHE DipLCM - Vocal / Piano
Sam studied Music at The University of Huddersfield, specialising in Classical Singing and Performance gaining a CertHE Diploma in Music. As well as teaching at Telford Music School Sam also teaches singing at Thomas Telford School, Tettenhall College and Elmhurst School for Dance. As well as teaching, Sam directs various choirs and musical ensembles alongside performing on stage himself, recent roles include: Bert Healy (Annie), Oswald (Gypsy Love) Johann (Goodnight Vienna). Sam is the Musical Director for Bilston Youth Company, currently rehearsing for a production of Les Miserables.

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Jenni Crawford Vocal / Drama / Piano
Jenni studied music and education at Birmingham University(B.Ed), then advanced vocal studies at Birmingham Conservatoire . In 2005 graduated with a PGCert in Dyslexia from University of York.

She has over 30 years experience teaching music and performing arts at local schools and colleges, in vocals, piano, GCSE,A level music curriculum and BTEC dance/ movement.

Jenni has performed as soprano soloist for many major local choral groups. Credits include- Wolverhampton Civic choir, ((Messiah, Rutter Requiem), Wombourne and District, Walsall Choral, Brierley Hill Choral, Market Drayton Choral,Wolverhampton male voice choir, Icknield male voice choir.Bristol Choral, (Mozart Requiem), Finham Choral Coventry.(Haydn Missa Brevis).

Opera credits include Belinda -Dido and Aeneas, Marcelina- Fidelio , Zerlina -Don Giovanni,Mozart.

As the resident soprano soloist with Birmingham Bach Choir for 20 years Jenni performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (2008) at Symphony hall with Emma Kirby. Birmingham post review -‘ A Charming soprano in the echo aria’

Other credits -musical director for Trinity Operatic, (1998-2000) and vocal coach for Bridgnorth Male voice choir.(2013-current).

Jenni loves working at TMS and finding creativity and untapped potential within her students . Teaching musical theatre, classical and popular singing, drama/ movement and piano. Jenni places emphasis on a good vocal technique, to include breathing, posture, placement movement and interpretation.

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Elaine Buckland MBE MA CTABBRSM. - Vocal / Drama / Classical
Elaine Buckland is a vocal performer & teacher and currently teaches vocal studies at Wolverhampton University where she also leads their vocal ensemble module teaching one to one lessons and is also a dissertation supervisor on the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Course.
Elaine was also previously the Musical Director for the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for 8 years as well as working on many educational projects and was also the choir leader for both the junior and adult choirs for 5 years working with numerous professional West End productions.
She has also taught Vocal Studies on BTEC Performing Arts courses, foundation degree drama and BA Musical Theatre studies at many comprehensive schools academies & universities throughout the West Midlands & Shropshire.
Elaine also plays and teaches Classical Guitar & Piano and runs adult & youth choirs based in Wales & the Midlands.
Elaine has a Masters Degree in Practical Theatre and Performance from Aberystwyth University and holds a vocal teaching qualification with the Royal College of Music.
Before entering teaching Elaine worked as a professional singer, performer and musician touring the worlds cabaret and theatre venues. She has been privileged to have worked with many recognised artists over the years including Mylene Klass, Craig David, Tommy Steele, Peter Kaye, Barbra Dickson & Tony Christie to name a few.
In October 2020, she was awarded an MBE for services to Music and Charity which she says is her greatest achievement to date.
Elaine is a singing teacher to principal cast members in the productions of 'Six', the West End production of 'Wicked' and Britain's Got Talent Finalist Amy Loa.