We teach some truly inspirational kids at Essex Vocal Coaching. And this week see’s one of them getting some recognition for just this: The WellChild Awards celebrates the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people, along with those who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives. This week Jake went off to London to collect his WellChild Award for Inspirational Young Person in the 11-14 category. We spoke to him ahead of the ceremony to see how he is feeling about it all!
Recently, our resident sound engineer Jon was lucky enough to work with internationally renowned Soprano and former member of The Swingle Singers; Sara Brimer Davey.
We spoke to Sara about her career, most memorable moments to date, rituals she swears by and the piece of advice she would give to her 15-year-old self! Read the article below, but first, here she is singing The Diva Aria from The Fifth Element. This performance was captured live on tour with the Swingle Singers and Gareth Malone in May 2018.
Our coaches are involved in a number of their own initiatives, some of which are pioneering. Penni Bubb is one of our acting coaches. Her latest piece; ‘Sound of Silence’ has been created to address and raise awareness of Mental Health in our society. With many sharing it and nearly 10,000 people having now seen it, we spoke to Penni about the piece.