Specialties: Singing, Speaking
Languages: English, French, ItalianPhone:
Taylor attained a music degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a language degree from Strathclyde University (French, German, Italian) and, with scholarships from the Sir James Caird Trust, she pursued postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.She is a voice teacher and vocal coach based near Edinburgh and works both as Lecturer in Voice with college and university students, (Napier University and Edinburgh College, the latter having taught the Acting, Music and Musical Theatre departments).Her private business, Taylored Voice, includes both learning students and those having a professional career in singing and acting. She also works in the corporate field, working with clients on presentational skills and bespoke voice work, as well as running commercial vocal courses and workshops, both in the U.K and abroad.Her Estill journey began in 2015, when she embarked on her levels 1+2 courses with Anne-Marie Speed. Rigorous study ensued with Gillian McLaren-Scott, (EMCI) who then became her mentor, with whom she gained her Estill Master Trainer early 2020.Examples of her stage career include Madame Giry(Phantom of the Opera), Germany, (where she also studied music theatre in Berlin), Carmen(Carmen), Flora(La Traviata), Prince Orlovsky(Die Fledermaus). As contemporary singer, music is often written for her and she has created many roles in music theatre pieces, including Silent Jack, a one-woman work which she also recorded for CD, ‘Spitfire’ Irene(Flightpaths) and Lady Brannoch(Madame X). As vocalist and chanteuse with her one-woman shows, she has performed at the Hong Kong International Festival, Edinburgh International, Jazz and Blues and Fringe Festivals, London’s Tête-à-Tête Festival and the Glasgow West End Festival. As mezzo-soprano soloist she has worked with Scottish Opera and Scottish Opera Education (touring Scotland, Royal Opera House, London, Hong Kong Music Festival and Christchurch Music Festival, New Zealand) and she has sung with orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Opera Orchestra, NDR Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. She has acted in and recorded several soundtracks for both film and television.Her new one-woman show, Take a Walk on the Weill Side, which she co-wrote and directed, will feature next year in the prestigious Zédel in London.