With 20 years of teaching experience with ages ranging from 5 – 80 years, Miriam is passionate about teaching. Currently teaching at St George’s School Windsor Castle, Miriam has previously held teaching posts at Westminster Abbey, The University of Newcastle Conservatorium (Australia), Westminster Under School, Bloxham School (as Head of Singing), Dragon School in Oxford and as the tutor to the trebles at Tonbridge School in Kent. She has given workshops and master-classes at the University of Sydney (2013, 2009), University of Newcastle (2013, 2009), Australian National University (2013) and University of Western Australia (2013).
She loves working as a choir coach, assisting directors and showing singers how to improve their breathing and maximise their individual contribution to the choir. In recent years, Miriam has enjoyed working with the Thame Chamber Choir (Oxon) and their children’s choir TCC2, Witchert Chorale (Bucks), Aylesbury Consort of Voices (Bucks), Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle (Australia), Petros Singers (London), London Lawyers’ Music and Olaus Petri Vocalis (Sweden). She has taught on the NYC Boys Choir Course and as part of her work as a soprano soloist with Les Arts Florissants, appeared in numerous workshops, broadcasts and even a recording for children about Monteverdi.
Although she has an obvious and enduring interest in working with young voices, Miriam is delighted to work with all ages, all ranges of development and with those interested in improving and exploring their voices. She has helped children with voice trials for leading choral foundations, high school students excel in their exams (Trinity, ABRSM, GCSE and A levels), ace auditions, find places as choral scholars and in music colleges.
Miriam especially loves working with those who have a history of illness/injury impacting on their voices. She has assisted a number of students who have had surgery or encountered significant difficulties recovering their singing voices.
Miriam 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. Miriam is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
Whilst teaching is an enormous, enduring and important part of Miriam’s life, she is the mother of three young children and compliments her teaching with an international career as a soprano soloist. For more information see www.miriamallan.com.