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Donna Kirke

Assistant Area Representative: UK North

Donna grew up singing in her school choir, at her local church, and she even formed her own band at school! As an adult, she started taking lessons with an SLS™ teacher and began performing at local open mic nights.  

In 2013, she joined Audacious Band as a backing vocalist and performed most weekends; she appeared on three of their albums. This experience led her into teaching, as she was asked to mentor the new singers joining the band. She was also asked to help with another local youth worship band called Say What?, and soon after she took a teaching job at Carol Godby's Theatre Workshop.

Donna is currently collaborating with a local rap artist, working with the Youth Chorus of the Salvation Army's Northern Division, and she also leads worship at several churches in Manchester.  

She joined the Institute for Vocal Advancement in July 2016 in order to expand her knowledge and gain a better understanding of the voice. She believes it is the educator's job to stir up passion and excitement in their students, and she's ready and willing to do just that!