Having trained and worked as a primary and English language teacher for many years before going into music full time, Judith has a passion for making sure her teaching is clear, precise and empowering. She uses every possible method to clarify tunes and harmonies, and her hands clearly show where melody lines go for as long as it takes for singers to really take ownership of the pieces. She invariably teaches by ear, believing in creating groups that are open to all, regardless of music learning and experience. Over recent years, she has begun including improvisation in her approach, bringing elements of spontaneity and creativity to her groups.
Judith never loses the excitement of that moment when the voices come together to create a harmonious whole, and her joy in this is infectious.
Judith teaching and choir-leading in action
Judith teaches ‘Undzer Nigndl’, a Yiddish song, to the audience at a concert
The SOAS World Music Choir at the Royal Festival Hall singing ‘Shona Malanga’, arranged by Una May Olomolaiye
Learning files for choir members are here. These are for educational purposes only.