Manchester Singing is Judy Kent, singer,teacher,choir-master and musician.
Graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music
PGCE in Further, Higher and Adult education
Estill Voice training levels 1 and 2
Member of the Natural Voice Foundation
Certificate for safeguarding for child safety. CPD Certified
Judy Kent studied singing and piano at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, and obtained a PGCE in Further, higher and adult education from Bolton University. Judy is a member of the Natural Voice Foundation, British Equity and has trained in the Estill singing teaching method whilst teaching at LIPA.
Extensive performing experience includes national tours of Evita, West Side Story, Cats, The Wizard of Oz and Annie, as well as productions of Sweeney Todd, the King and I and the Marriage of Figaro with London’s Cockpit Opera. Judy has performed in various pantomimes and summer seasons, mainly at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens
Recording/ television work includes Emmerdale Farm, After all that this, The Messiah and The Magic Toyshop.
Teaching experience includes
Vocal coach at Manchester Metropolitan University Capitol Theatre, Manchester University Drama department, LIPA, Salford’s Music and Performing arts service, Arden Theatre School BA Hons in Acting and Musical Theatre. Presently Musical director/ vocal coach at Northern Ballet School, Shockout Arts BA Hons and Dance Works. Judy also has a thriving private teaching practise, focusing on musical theatre and popular repertoire
Judy formed Salford Community Choir, Eccles Voices and Monton Voices Community Choir.