Diana North

Teacher

Diana has been teaching one-to-one Singing, Piano and Theory lessons for many years. She specialised in vocal studies at university, plays the piano to a Grade 8 standard and with a Distinction for her Grade 5 theory, Diana has a strong theoretical knowledge. Diana teaches a wide range of ages, abilities and genres and prides herself on being fun and friendly whilst encouraging her students to achieve their highest possible standard. Diana enjoys learning new approaches to pass on to her students and undertook a Teaching Composition Workshop led by Mary Bruce and the ABRSM’s instrumental and voice teaching workshop. She thoroughly enjoys teaching as it enables her to encourage the next generation of musicians by passing on the musical knowledge that she has absorbed over the years. Diana is currently writing and teaching her own Music Theory course, which is hoping to publish. 

In June 2015, Diana joined the teaching staff at The Music Works, Milford. She teaches one-to-one Singing and Piano/Keys lessons and group Theory lessons. 

Diana also has experience of working with SEN students. She works as a Learning Support Assistant at Hollywater School, Bordon. She is also working towards diplomas in Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia. Diana recently began teaching piano to two students with visual impairments. 

Teaching Highlights:

As a teacher, there are continuous highlights as each student progresses. Specific highlights include: coaching an adult student with anxiety through to passing her grade 3 piano; performing with students on a 60 foot stage with Neil Cowley; and supporting a SEN student to perform live at a music festival.

During her lessons, Diana covers technique, musicianship skills, performance skills and music theory. Her current lesson charges are:

  • 30 minute lesson: £15
  • 45 minute lesson: £21
  • 60 minute lesson: £27   

Conductor

Whilst at University, Diana undertook conducting training with Alan Thurlow and Fraser Tannock. More recently, she has been specialising in her choral conducting and attended a Choral Conducting Workshop led by Amy Bebbington. 

In June 2018, Diana attended a training day for Sing To Beat Parkinsons. This is organised by the Canterbury Trust who are working to expand the therapeutic side of singing. Diana is hoping to start up a singing group for people with Parkinsons in the near future.


Conducting Highlights:

Directing a Come and Sing on Mozart's Coronation Mass with around 35 singers, 4 soloists and Simon Earl on the organ. 

Diana is the Musical Director for the Vivaldi Singers. She is planning their 2o2o/2021 season, which will include a Christmas concert with Vocal Point choir, a Come and Sing and an Olympic Journey concert of music inspired by the Olympic Rings. 

For more details about the Vivaldi Singers, please check out their website www.vivaldisingers.com

Basic Singing Skills Workshop

Diana offers a 2 hour Basic Singing Skills Workshop. This workshop is aimed at new and “in need of a refresher” singers as she wants to help singers of all levels to engage with healthy singing practices.

If you work with a singers or know a singing group that would be interested in this workshop, please contact Diana to book in a date