Jamie Read CMT MISM has been teaching for over a 15 years after an extensive professional performing career, and is one of only 30 CMT’s (Certified Master Teachers) of Estill Voice Training in the UK. He has coached TV celebrities, recording artists and leading theatre performers, and he is a member of the British Voice Association and the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
Jamie is at the cutting edge of developments in vocal science and training, and is currently undertaking advanced research in Vocal Pedagogy through Voice Workshop UK and Cardiff Metropolitan University on their PGCERT Professional Practice (Vocal Pedagogy) programme. He has published articles on the Musical Theatre voice and is a sought after speaker and trainer in the field of singing and performance voice.
An expert Vocal Coach, Jamie specialises in working with vocal health, helping singers and speakers to work through all manner of technical problems and voice disorders to optimise their vocal performance. He has a great deal of experience in the rehabilitation of vocal injuries such as nodules and vocal fold haemorrhages, and alongside a thorough physiological and pedagogical training, Jamie believes in a holistic approach to repairing and developing the voice.
Jamie has been running his private voice practice since 2005 and has coached well-known faces on TV, recording artists, principle singers in West End shows, musical theatre and acting students, as well as professional public speakers and voice-over artists. As well as coaching the technique and confidence in singers and speakers alike, Jamie is Director of Theatre Faculty at READ College and has worked all over the UK including for Voice Workshop UK as a specialist Belt technique teacher. Jamie has worked on Estill Level 1 & 2 courses with Matthew Reeve (Mountview), Anne Marie Speed (Royal Academy of Music) and Charlotte Shorthouse (Urdang Academy), and in further education at The Henley College, TVU Reading College of Arts & Design, and many others.
- Musical Theatre
Sophie Janes (Recording Artist)
“Jamie’s coaching style is very engaging… I improved more than I had in all of the singing classes I had taken previously!
It has made a massive difference to my performance quality and enjoyment.”
Heather Snaith (Actor/Musician)
Clear, tailored tuition that will have you reaching your goals… changed my approach with immediate results and long-term benefit.”
Feedback from participants at recent group workshops
Really engaging presentation, would like more training with Jamie
Very comprehensive approach based on anatomy and how this links to singing & speech sounds
Extremely good delivery & presentation
Thank you! What an inspiring day!
I enjoyed your workshop from all possible points of view. It was professionally done, extremely rich and comprehensive content. Clear delivery of information, wonderful vocal demonstrations. You are an excellent presenter over all!