Jack has been teaching singing in Cardiff and South Wales since September 2016, shortly after completing his teaching skills module at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, under the tutelage of notable singing teachers, Kate Woolveridge and Lorna Anderson.
Though Jack primarily works as a classical singer, he is experienced in many different genres and styles of music. Whether it be classical, folk, musical theatre or more popular styles, Jack believes that a good basic technique is essential for paving the way to vocal success.
Although Jack is now a baritone, for many years he used to sing as a tenor. During this time, he was (and still is) privileged enough to receive lessons from eminent tenor, Adrian Thompson. While this technique is not now required in his own singing, it does equip Jack with a knowledge of the tenor mechanism, allowing him to teach tenor voices in addition to other male voice types with relative ease. This being said, Jack also has experience with female voices and has no reservations in teaching soprano, mezzo and alto voices.
Equally at home within an outreach setting, Jack has had the opportunity of working as a drama facilitator and ensemble practitioner at Burnley Youth Theatre, creating and delivering drama workshops to children from local primary schools. Jack recently had an opportunity to build on this experience in 2015 when he was involved in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s school’s opera project, culminating in a series of singing workshops and a successful performance at Welsh National Opera.
Individually however, Jack prides himself on being able to tailor every lesson to suit the needs and requirements of each pupil. Singing is a very personal journey and can sometimes seem quite daunting for some, however through his warm demeanour and accessible teaching style - Jack feels he is able to quickly put singers at their ease.