Meet The Team

The Company Directors

Janice, Andrew and James set up Classical Voice Training in 2015. We saw a need for practical courses for classical singers and teachers involving a specialist team of multidisciplinary professionals in voice working together to give the participants the best quality input both artistically and technically.

Janice is a world-renowned singing teacher and vocal specialist with 30 years experience in the industry. She has sung professionally with all of the major opera companies and is the author of the seminal textbook 'Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice' and our course leader.

James is an active international bass soloist, singing teacher, lecturer and vocal researcher current completing his PhD. A former Jette Parker Young Artist with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, James is currently working with many of the worlds great opera companies.

Andrew was a successful soloist with several major opera companies before turning his hand to teaching. He is one of only two Estill Master Trainers working in the north of England and is one of only 100 people who hold this esteemed qualification worldwide. Andrew founded Vocal Skills which fuses his Estill training with the SATS model creating a unique perspective on vocal training.

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Our world class specialists can help you in any aspect of your work - whether you're a singer, teacher, or voice specialist.  To work with the team, why not sign up to our next course and start your journey with Classical Voice Training now?

Dr Ron Morris

Speech Therapist and Audiologist, Classical Voice Training's Academic Advisor, Contributing author of S.A.T.S. and a lecturer at Griffith University.

Martin Lloyd-Evans

Director and Producer of Opera, Resident Director at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Marilyn McCarthy

Teaching and Learning Consultant, Contributing author of S.A.T.S.

Mr Nicholas Gibbins

FRCS, Consultant ENT Otolaryngologist & Vocal Consultant


Jayke Branson-Thom

Mindskills and Performance Psychology works at the Royal Opera House, the English National Opera and runs a busy private clinic.


Mandy Demetriou

Movement Director, Choreographer and Body Work Specialist at the Royal Opera House, The Royal Academy of Music & the National Opera Studio.

Karen Halliday

Movement Consultant, Choreographer and Sports injury therapist. Her current work focuses on teaching, choreography, and roleplay (medical and corporate).

Musical Directors, Conductors & Vocal Coaches

Our world-renowned team of conductors, musical directors and coaches give one-to-one coaching and take part in panel discussions and other special events during on courses. To work with our team why not come on our next course.

Michael Pugh

Repetiteur / coach with singers in role preparation on the staff of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Conductor, coach & retired Head of Music at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Dr Christopher White

Conductor and coach Dr Christopher White holds the post of Studienleiter (Head of Music) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Jeremy Summerly

Director of Music at St Peter's College, Oxford and our Choral Consultant


Janet Haney

Vocal coach and repetiteur for opera companies in the UK and abroad

Our Voice Teachers & Vocal Coaches

Carlos Aransay

Musical Director, Vocal Coach and Composer

Linda Hutchison

Singing teacher, lecturer and vocal rehabilitation coach, on the staff at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama


Lynne Dawson

Head of Vocal & Opera Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music


To work with the team

Book on our next flagship course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to work with the team.