Let’s Sing Academy is run by Eleanor Mottershead who provides all the training for private vocal tuition and group classes for Let’s Sing Academy.
Eleanor is a singer and vocal coach from Glossop, Derbyshire. She has much experience performing in concert as a professional vocalist across a variety of venues as well as appearances at private functions.
As a singing leader, she has a great interest in music within the community which is how Let's Sing was first developed. She recognised that singing can have many benefits on mental and physical health and has used the idea of singing for pleasure and enjoyment to drive many of the workshops she leads.
In addition to running Let's Sing Academy, Eleanor works for various theatre schools as an individual vocal tutor and group singing coach: Limelight Musical Theatre & Footlights Didsbury; and as a peripatetic music (vocals) tutor at Stretford High School. In these roles, Eleanor has lead the musical direction for their productions as well as delivering individual and group singing lessons.
Eleanor completed undergraduate studies in music and musical theatre at University of Chichester and Buckinghamshire New University, graduating with BA (Hons) Musical Theatre. She has completed her Music Theatre Teaching Diploma with London College of Music (LCM), passing at the upper level. She keeps up to date with the latest developments in voice science by attending courses and workshops across the country and by reading and researching all she can on the subject. Eleanor is continuing her teacher training by studying for a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) as a subject specialist for post-14 learners. Following this, Eleanor hopes to further her knowledge with Masters studies in Vocal Pedagogy.
Eleanor is a member of the SoundSense Union and the Association of Teachers of Singing.
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Vocal Health First Aid - 2021
DIP(LCM)TD Music Theatre - 2019
The Singing Teacher's Retreat - 2019 (Vocal Process)
Teaching Young Voices Certificate - Distinction* 2018 (Voice Workshop)
The Advanced Retreat/Inside the Singing Voice - 2018/2017 (Vocal Process)
PGCE in Lifelong Learning (14+) - 2022 (University of Huddersfield)
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre - 2014 (Buckinghamshire New University and University of Chichester)
LCM Grade 8 Music Theatre - Distinction*
ABRSM Grade 8 Violin
ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory - Distinction*
TRINITY Grade 5 Piano - Merit
Tim Mottershead has been a professional musician and piano teacher since 1987.
Born in Cheshire, Tim first studied music locally, then went on to Liverpool Community College and received a Graduate Diploma in Music, followed by postgraduate research at Aberdeen University where he achieved M.Phil in Music. He has taught piano since 1987, and from 1994-99 Tim lectured in music at various colleges in North West England, whilst also completing a Cert. Ed. at the University of Manchester.
As a solo pianist Tim has appeared at festivals, concert series, museums and galleries, stately homes, concert halls, and universities including: Conway Hall, London; Bramall Hall, Cheshire; Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington, Lancashire; Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire; Sewerby Hall, Bridlington; Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire; Lyme Park, Cheshire; the Walker, and Tate Galleries, Liverpool. Tim is a keen advocate of world music, having performed or written in every conceivable genre from Iraqi Oud music, to Gamelan, to music for Maypole dancing.
Tim works as an accompanist for Let's Sing Academy. He attends many rehearsals and workshops, during which he accompanies the groups and often contributes interesting musical information. Outside of Let's Sing, Tim has organised and hosted vocal workshops as part of wider events such as Buxton Festival (The Spiegeltent, 2018); and New Mills Festival (2017/2018).
Tim is a current member of EPTA contributing articles to their publication Piano Professional, and also of the Musicians Union. Both organisations provide guidance and practical support in the form of courses, publications, and regular internet updates, to ensure professional musicians are aware of the latest educational and child welfare issues.
Tim Mottershead - Piano
Rebecca is a Musical Theatre graduate with experience in both performing and teaching. She has previously worked as a lead vocalist at Pontins Holiday Park, toured the North West with a pantomime, and performed as part of the choir for Haydn's Creation at the prestigious BBC Proms.
Rebecca is also hugely passionate about teaching and working with young people with vast experience leading music lessons in schools and working as a freelance singing teacher at several academies.
Training and qualifications: First Class BA (Hons) Musical Theatre, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Early Years, Paediatric First Aid, Mental Health First Aid