Heather has studied voice and the teaching of voice continuously since 2001, working with some of the world’s greatest vocal experts to perfect her knowledge and teaching abilities. In 2012 she became the first and only British teacher certified as Level 5 in SLS (the highest possible level.) In 2013 Heather left the SLS organization to work with a selection of high level teachers across the world to set up a new and improved teacher training organization – Institute for Vocal Advancement.
Heather’s personal singing career started from the early age of 12 when she performed alongside Darren Day and Philip Schofield in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Bristol Hippodrome. This gave her a taste for Musical Theatre, which she pursued at the University of Salford in Manchester, England.
Heather has learned from some of the greatest voice teachers in the world, including Seth Riggs, Jeffrey Skouson, Spencer Welch, Dave Stroud, Greg Enriquez, John Henny, Wendy Parr, Dean Kaelin, Kathy Kennedy and many others. She is also a Member of the British Voice Association.
She began teaching in 2001 and has built up an impressive clientele list since then. Her private clients include gigging musicians, songwriters, television personalities, journalists, signed artists, MOBO Award and Mercury Award nominees, Malta Music Award winners and a vast selection of amateur singers. She has been consulted for nationwide music industry books and local news articles; and has also been contacted by performing art institutes and music management in America, Malta and Israel. Heather has also consulted with singing teachers all across the world and has been a guest lecturer at institutes such as The University of Lancashire and Lymm High Sixth Form College. She lectured regularly at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), Sir Paul McCartney’s Performing Arts University for two years on the music course, and also as an instructor at the Seth Riggs Summer Vocal Program in LA and the SLS International Teachers’ Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.