Victoria Bourne is a renowned vocal coach, performer and musician. Committed to helping people be the best performer they can be. With over 25 years of vocal teaching experience in theatres, music shops, universities, schools in community based workshops (DBS checked) and privately.
Victoria is a trained musician, holding a masters degree in Music from the University of Bristol and the Associate of Trinity College London with distinction. She is also a fully qualified teacher who completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice at Kings College London.
She is a member of the Musician’s Union and Association of Teachers of Singing and has completed a NSPCC Child Protection course.
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, aspiring intermediate or advanced singer, Victoria has a lesson for you. See LESSONS page for more information.
She works as a professional vocalist and composer. She has studied with leading contemporary sopranos Rosemary Hardy, Jo Morton and Sarah Walker as well studying with the jazz singer Carol Grimes in London.
Moreover, she has extensive professional performance experience with BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2 and on BBC Radio Bristol, New Music Ensemble, Husky Tones, A Lovely Coincidence, Hangover Square and Quadelectronic.
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 her PHOTOS page.
On radio she has performed on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Radio Bristol. As a soloist 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, Tenby Blues Festival, Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, Outcider, Incider, Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival.
Victoria has appeared as a 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. She was awarded the University of Bristol 2012/2013 Vice Chancellors initiative fund prize for ‘Rouse Ye Women‘.
She has extensive experience as a musical director. In 2012 she established the Bristol Hippodrome Choir which sadly due to Covid 19 ended in Sept 2020. She has led vocal workshops at the Bristol Hippodrome.
She established the theatre company ‘A Lovely Coincidence’ taking shows around the UK and at festivals including Tete A Tete Opera and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.