Pippa Wright is a young and vibrant choral animateur with theatrical roots and a passion for bringing high quality, holistic singing experiences to adults and children across all walks of life. Pippa has spent over ten years engaging in various forms of choral outreach and music education alongside her career as a professional actor-musician.
For 5 years, Pippa has led the upper voices of SPARK choir in the ‘Inspiring Excellence’ programme with Ark Schools, working with teenagers and young adults form London, Birmingham and Hastings. Pippa has also brought together adult singers in festival workshops and has led a number of workplace choir programmes in London, preparing singers for concerts, parties and Christmas events.
Over the past three years, Pippa has taken her interest in inclusive music-making to the next level by engaging with educational research on an MA programme. She has just completed a piece of research into the relationship between storytelling and music with the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) in Birmingham.
Pippa studied Music at the University of Birmingham and then went on to train in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded the Cameron Mackintosh Scholarship and the Royal Academy Masterclass Prize.
Kevin Campbell Davidson a is transdisciplinary facilitator, performer and choir leader, blending singing with play, poetry and movement into a unique tonic of togetherness.
As well as running singing workshops and retreats he runs a songwriting project where participants are assisted in writing and recording a song in just one day, which has built up a strong legacy since 2007. With both live and studio credits at professional level, Kevin plays the guitar, piano, drum kit, vocals and percussion, as well as being a proficient studio engineer.
From competitive gymnast to Oxford law graduate to award-winning songwriter. Kevin's magical mystery tour of life has lead him to Steiner-Waldorf education, song-writing with refugees, hosting folk dance for London's Ceilidh Liberation Front and running week-long singing retreats for hundreds of participants.
Originally from Israel, Noga Ritter is a singer-songwriter and workshop leader.
After studying at the Guildhall School of Music and LCCM, Noga has performed and collaborated with musicians from around the world, singing in various languages and genres. She released an album and toured with her band VOCAL GLOBAL, and has also worked with Mike King Collective, The Grand Union Orchestra, Abdoulaye Samb and Minnjiaraby (Senegal), Jyotsna Srikanth (India), Sahad & The Natal Patchwork (Senegal), Sura Susso (Gambia) and Randolph Matthews.
Noga enjoys travelling the world with her music, learning from other cultures and creating exciting cultural collaborations. She was recently awarded funding from Help Musicians UK and the Arts Council England to travel to Senegal to collaborate with local musicians, perform at festivals and record.
Noga works regularly for Live Music Now, Barbican Creative Learning and CREATE performing and leading workshops at special needs schools, hospitals and care homes. Noga is a facilitator at Music Action International leading song-writing workshops for children and refugees.
Chris Hardy has 12 years experience in leading groups. He’s a musician, coach and trainer all rolled into one. As such his sessions are a unique combination of vocal exercises, personal development, and team dynamics. He’s accredited with the ICF at their Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level and has more than 1000+ hours of one to one coaching experience. He’s worked international with everybody from Senior Executives to independent artists, song writers to school students. He’s also a certified yoga teacher (200 hours with the UK Yoga Alliance) and has spent more than six months living in ashrams studying meditation.
Chris leads the building resilient teams programme.
Phoebe Osborne is a singer, songwriter, choir leader and music facilitator. She has a unique and engaging style, bringing humour and creativity into her workshops. Her warm and playful nature creates a sense of ease and unity, enabling everyone to drop into a space that is both held and free.
Her own music musical practices naturally inform her leadership style, helping to bring the voice back into the body. She teaches songs from different cultures and traditions from around the world, leading harmony singing workshops with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Phoebe is passionate about the power of group singing to create connections, encourage expression, develop musicality and have fun!
Heather Macleod has over twenty years experience as a singer and arranger of vocals and has done so for the likes of Eddi Reader, Eliza Carthy and Dick Gaughan as well as her work for over ten years with The Bevvy Sisters. She has in the last few years been increasingly sought after as a teacher and choir leader and founded and directs the 100-strong Soundhouse Choir in Edinburgh. She produces great results whilst putting the emphasis on having fun.
Emma Coleman is a singer, cellist and voice workshop facilitator. She has over 10 years of experience performing professionally around the UK and Europe in a range of projects, from contemporary folk to Indian classical music, jazz to improvised immersive theatre. Her eclectic musical interests grew from orchestral, classical roots, and studying Music at the University of Leeds.
Emma recently spent two years diving deep into the world of vocal improvisation. She was an assistant and student on a year-long vocal improv course, and attended a variety of other workshops and retreats centred around collaborative, spontaneous vocal music, such as circle-singing, as well as body percussion at the International Body Music Festivals in Greece and Ghana.
She is deeply inspired by, and believes strongly in the nourishing and connecting power of gathering together in voice and song, and she is passionate about music-making being accessible for all. Her workshops are warm, inclusive, fun-filled, and involve singing of harmony songs from around the world, expressive and creative vocal exploration, and foot-stomping body percussion.
Bella Gibbins has been teaching singing to people old, young (and everything in between) for the last ten years. As well as being a singing teacher, Bella is a trained actor and voice coach. She is passionate about helping people find their voice, and with an MFA in Voice Studies she has an impressive toolkit. Bella teaches Voice at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Salford University.
Nick Rasle is a Bristol-based singer, guitarist, songwriter, arranger and teacher with a wealth of experience from his roles in various projects.
With his band Me and My Friends, he has toured throughout the UK and continental Europe, and had tracks played on BBC Radio 2, 4 and 6, as well as featured on US TV show ‘Better Things’. He is also currently the musical director for Matuki, a Gambian Afrobeat project, and the guitarist and backing singer for the Mellotones, a Bristol reggae outfit dedicated to reworking classic soul and disco.
Having grown up surrounded by French folk music, Nick later studied vocals with jazz singer Kari Bleivik (Leeds College of Music) and Indian music teacher Jesse Bannister. In his own teaching he loves to draw upon the wide variety of music concepts he has encountered from all parts of the world.
Are you a dynamic and inspiring conductor with a passion for enacting change through singing? Have you got what it takes to become a segno and lead an on:song choir? If so we would love to hear from you! We are always on the lookout for awesome individuals to join our growing team. Drop us a line.