Singing teacher

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Miriam Allan collaborates with Petros Singers as a singing teacher, providing vocal coaching to individual choir members. A renowned soprano and experienced teacher, Miriam often takes an active part in our rehearsals, leading warm-ups and advising on vocal practice.

Choir members can arrange individual lessons on an occasional basis with Miriam. These are held during rehearsals in a separate room adjacent to our main rehearsal space. Our bursary members are offered one free lesson with her per term.

Miriam is passionate about teaching and has 20 years’ experience. She currently teaches at St George’s School Windsor Castle, and has previously held many teaching posts ranging from Westminster Abbey to The University of Newcastle Conservatorium in Australia. She has also given workshops and masterclasses across a wide range of universities. 

Miriam loves working as a choir coach and particularly enjoys showing singers how to improve their breathing and maximise their individual contribution to the choir. She is a member of the British Voice Association, through whom she frequently undertakes continuing professional development, including the Accent Method Based Breathing course. She also has qualifications in the Estill Method, levels 1 and 2, and is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

While teaching is an enormous, enduring and important part of Miriam’s life, she is the mother of three young children and complements her teaching with an international career as a soprano soloist.