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Sian Carys Allen (singing)

  • solo soprano performer from Cumbria
  • studied at the RCM where she won the French prize for singing
  • Dip RCM (teachers) for singing and piano
  • won a bursary from the Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Awards for a further year’s study with Audrey Langford followed by coaching from Martyn Hill
  • has studied with Glenys Linos and Stephen Wilder (formally a coach at the ROH)
At Higham we believe we should try and bring significant opportunities for true professional tuition for this part of the country. Small groups allow individual Students to work closely with Sian in a conducive and intimate environment, with spaces (and pianos) available for private practise, if required.
Sian describes herself thus:

“I am a great believer in learning and sensing when your voice is completely free then you have found the voice unique only to you. 

“This is recognised by its beauty, flexibility, honesty, healthy voice, youthfulness of sound, growth in size, good pitch, clear words and purity of tone.

“Songs from the popular to the more classical will feel more comfortable to perform; no more sore throats, aching neck muscles but a feel good factor!

“Having learnt much from some of the best singers the skills of good vocal production I am delighted that I will be able to share this knowledge with you which will support you in your future singing.

“I was born in Cumbria, studied at the Royal College of Music, with Audrey Langford, Harold Miller (closely associated with training singers for musicals) and Glenys Linos, my most wonderful teacher who introduced me to such good vocal practice!”
S.A.

We offer three levels of SINGING SOLO: FROM SCRATCH (2 days), NEXT STEPS and a MASTERCLASS (both 3 days), so you can choose which suits you best.
FEEDBACK FOLLOWING SIAN’S COURSES:
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“I thoroughly enjoyed this course and felt that the techniques explored helped me to make some improvements.”
“Ms Allen was very personable and engaging and open to suggestions.”
“Thank you. I now have ideas of how to improve my singing using the right bits of my body – including my lips! I knew a little, having sung years ago, but have learnt so much more. Sian is a patient and knowledgeable tutor and the chance for one to one attention has been brilliant, as well as sharing experiences with others. Small group works well as we all got individual help. Recommended.”
“What a wonderful course! Sian was so helpful and I now feel more confident. Thank you Sian!”
“A delightful couple of days – I am leaving refreshed and re-enthused with my singing.”
“Please book Sian again.”

December 2021

SINGING SOLO: LEVEL 1 (STARTERS)

December 17th at 18:30 to December 19th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Aimed at those with little or no experience, keen to find their proper voice. Learn professional techniques for developing singing skills. Beginners welcome! First of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 We now offer a range of vocal courses with Deborah Catterall (choir at various levels), Chris Hale (themed ensemble singing) and Sian Carys Allen (solo singing)

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March 2022

SINGING SOLO: LEVEL 2 (DEVELOPERS)

Tuesday March 15, 2022 at 18:30 to Friday March 18, 2022 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Aimed at singers with a little experience, recent or otherwise, of choral and/or amateur solo singing. Includes some 1:1 tuition and time for private practice. The 2nd of 3 available levels of SINGING SOLO. Sian Carys Allen (N Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sian-carys-allen) Residential: £345 Non-residential: £244 We now offer a range of vocal courses with Deborah Catterall (choir at various levels), Chris Hale (themed ensemble singing) and Sian Carys Allen (solo singing)

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