singing lessons bristol
MA MUSIC, ATCL DISTINCTION, PGCAP
My name is Victoria Bourne, I am a professional singer and teacher based in Bristol UK and I offer online singing lessons via Skype/Facetime/Zoom. See my LESSONS page for more information. I am musically educated to Masters level at the University of Bristol and a qualified teacher who completed and passed a two year post graduate teaching qualification in higher education from Kings College London. (Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice) as well as holding with distinction the Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL). I am a member of the Musician’s Union and Association of Teachers of Singing and have completed the NSPCC Child Protection Course.
I have 25 years of vocal teaching experience in theatres, music shops, universities, schools in community based workshops (DBS checked) and privately. I am comfortable teaching a wide variety of musical styles (including jazz, blues, music theatre, classical, pop, flamenco, rock and much more) and am also happy to teach the theory of music.
As a vocalist and composer I have studied with leading contemporary sopranos Rosemary Hardy, Jo Morton and Sarah Walker as well studying with the jazz singer Carol Grimes in London. I have performed as a soloist with the New Music Ensemble, performed my own electronic compositions at BBC Radio 4‘s More Than Words Festival and on BBC Radio Bristol. My electroacoustic composition ‘If you hear me here’ and installation ‘The Warden’s Survey’ were featured at Bristol’s Elektrostatic Festival at Colston Hall. I was a member of Quadelectronic in Leicester and I also organised and performed in the concert series 2012 in Bristol.
In 2012 I established the Bristol Hippodrome Choir which is now called All Together Now. I am their musical director and I run vocal workshops for beginners to professionals at The Unitarian Meeting Hall, Holy Trinity Church Hotwells and Horts Bar.
Past projects included being the lead singer and drummer of the punk blues band the Husky Tones, with Spanish/Flamenco ensemble Harper Bourne and with Folktronica duo Vanity Press performing in venues and festivals around the UK. Images of these various projects appear on my PHOTOS page.
On radio I have performed on BBC Radio Four, BBC Radio Two, BBC Radio Leiceter and BBC Radio Bristol. I’ve performed in London at the Riverside Studios, The Jazz Cafe, The Union Chapel, 100 Club, The Blues Kitchen. In the Midlands at the Birmingham Rep Theatre, The Crescent Theatre, The MAC, The Y Theatre. In Bristol at the Bristol Old Vic, The Arnolfini, Colston Hall, The Cube, The Square Club and The Victoria Rooms. Festivals have included: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tete a Tete Opera Festival, Buxton Fringe Festival, Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, Outcider, Incider, Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival.
I have been guest vocalist on recordings for composers Chris Conway, Kathy Hinde, Sophia Alexandra, Jim Tetlow and as a voice over artist for Snowline Films, Spanco and Plastic Buddha Films. I was awarded the University of Bristol 2012/2013 Vice Chancellors initiative fund prize for ‘Rouse Ye Women‘.
Victoria is currently involved in two new projects which will hopefully have Summer 2020 debuts:
‘Land of Kisses and Volcanoes’ a new music theatre piece by A Lovely Coincidence.
'Hangover Square', my new band, a Roots-Rock duo with guitarist Chris Harper.
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