An Alumna of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and National Opera Studio, Anita’s performing career spanned opera, oratorio and lieder. She is particularly known for her teaching of trebles and taught the choristers of Westminster Cathedral for nearly 30 years (from 1990-2019). She was awarded an Honorary ARSCM in 2017 in recognition of her outstanding work in this area following the publication of her vocal health for choristers book ‘The Chorister and the Racing Car – A Guide to High Performance Singing’. She currently teaches the choristers at St. George’s Windsor Castle, St. John’s College Cambridge, London Oratory Schola Cantorum and Cardinal Vaughan Schola Cantorum. She also teaches the choral scholars of Selwyn College Cambridge, is a vocal coach to The London Symphony Chorus and has a busy private teaching practice.
Anita has been a guest tutor on Eton Choral Courses for more than 25 years (now The Rodolfus Choral Courses) and was on the visiting music staff at Eton College for 20 of those so has a great deal of experience working with changing voices. Anita was also a member of the vocal staff at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for several years but, in order to develop in other areas has now given up this position.
An intrinsic belief in the importance of good body use led Anita to train as a Feldenkrais Practitioner. She teaches regular classes and workshops and has given Feldenkrais workshops for singers at the GSMD, Leeds College of Music and for Voice Workshop and the British Voice Association.