academic development

skill acquisition

professional learning

wellbeing

Subjects


Singing ABRSM

Grade 8

Piano ABRSM

Grade 8

Theory ABRSM

Grade 5

Dance

KS2, KS3

Drama

KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-Level, Undergraduate, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Interview Preparation

11+, 13+, Undergraduate

Music

GCSE, A-Level, Undergraduate, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Music Theory

GCSE, A-Level, Undergraduate, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Personal Statement

11+, 13+, Undergraduate

Piano

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Drama and Theatre Studies

GCSE, A-Level

Education & Relevant Experience


Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, UK

MA Musical Performance

2019 - 2020

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK

BA Hons Vocal and Operatic Studies

2011 - 2015

National Level

Youth Theatre Epic Stages

2017

UK & Europe

Vox Integra Vocal Courses

2012 - 2017

Teaching Experience


I teach the following subjects: singing, piano, acting, devising, music theory, songwriting, acting through song, musicianship, creative writing, scriptwriting, public speaking. I also run workshops. Since 2013, I have worked in various environments as a singing Educator, including several secondary schools and playhouses. I have also worked as a musical theatre coach and director.

I am experience in preparing students for the following exams:
LCM Musical Theatre Grade 1 Diploma
LCM Pop Vocals and Recitals Grade 1 - 8
LCM Piano Grade Prep - 5
Trinity Classical Singing Grade 1 - 8
ABRSM Singing Grade Prep - 8
ABRSM Piano Grade Prep - 5
LAMDA

I have a 100% pass rate with 80% distinctions.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Summer School
Drama Workshop Leader for Classical Singers
2019

Stratford Musical Theatre Company
Acting and Confidence-Building Workshop
2019

Tudor Hall School for Girls
Confidence-Building and Aspiration Workshop
2019

Dulwich Stagecoach
Singing Teacher
2019

Stratford Playhouse
Musical Director: Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat
2018 - 2019

Stratford Musical Theatre Company Choir
Musical Director
2017 - 2019

Kitebrook House
Singing Teacher
2017 - 2019

John Masefield High School
Singing Teacher
2015 - 2019

Tudor Hall School for Girls
Singing Teacher
2016 - 2018

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Opera Scenes
Stage Manager
2015

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Directed and Produced Vaughan Williams Opera Scenes
2015

Stourbridge Stagecoach
Singing Teacher
2013 - 2015

Long Lake Camp, Performing Arts New York
Singing Teacher and Musical Theatre Coach
2013

About Jessica F


I am from the Cotswolds and moved to London in 2019 to complete a Masters of Performance Degree at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. I now teach in South West London and online. I have been teaching for seven years; ages have ranged from 5 to 80 with various abilities and in a variety of subjects (although predominantly singing). Other subjects that I teach are piano, music theory, musicianship, acting, acting through song, public speaking and creative writing. Singing genres that I have taught are classical, musical theatre, pop, rock, jazz and folk.

I trained at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on vocal and operatic studies, where I got my Bachelor of Music Honours degree. I recently completed my Master of Performance degree (Musical Theatre) at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. In addition to my performance training there, my personal master's research and enquiry looked at Bertolt Brecht as a practitioner and how, using his practices, I could write a script to expose anthropocentrism (human supremacy). Using a feminist lens, I was influenced by Elaine Aston, Angela McRobbie and Carol J Adams. My contrasting experiences in classical and musical theatre training have meant that I have gained a wide range of singing techniques, vocal repertoire, and performance, as well as acting, voice and writing.

In addition to singing, I also achieved grade 8 in piano (ABRSM) before starting my undergraduate degree in Birmingham. Accompanying my students in lessons and having that musical knowledge has been most valuable. It has also been essential in teaching musicianship, music theory and composition.

I find it so rewarding when a student, particularly someone who is less confident, starts to trust what they are doing in lessons and, as a result, enjoys what they are making and what they are feeling physically. I believe it is important to listen to what each student would like to improve on and what they would like to get out of lessons and then respond bespoke to each individual. As well as being hardworking for my students, I am a very positive and approachable person who is keen to work in and create a supportive and motivating environment.