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Joanne Sarah Dennis

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BIO

Joanne trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama specialising in vocal studies. 

After winning Young Welsh Musical Theatre Singer of the Year competition, Joanne went on to work with the BBC National performing with internationally acclaimed conductors and orchestras across the UK.  

Joanne’s performances have also been broadcast on BBC Three Radio and S4C Television.

Joanne has appeared in many roles including Oliver (Nancy),West side story (Maria), 42nd Street (Chorus Girl), La Vie Parisienne (Gabrielle), Pirates of Penzance (Edith), The Marriage of Figaro (Suzanna), Iolanthe (Phyllis) and Seven (Lead Soloist).

In 2011 Joanne’s vocal group performed with Sir Paul McCartney on his ‘On The Run’ tour with performances at the M.E.N and ECHO Arenas.

February 26th 2013 Joanne performed with sense of sound singers and the city of Birmingham symphony Orchestra conducted by Ben Foster in a BBC Worldwide showcase to celebrate one of BBCs most successful and long running global franchises Doctor Who. This was held at the Echo Arena Liverpool

In 2014 Joanne performed in the BBC showcase with sense of sound singers conducted by Jennifer John in the Echo Arena which was hosted by Graham Norton 

Joanne performed for the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) 2014 with Sense of Sound Singers and beatboxers lead by Grammy award nominated  Beatbox Master, Shlomo at the Everyman theatre Liverpool.

Joanne recently sang as a soloist in Paco Peña’s UK tour of Requiem For The Earth. Performing at and Manchester Bridgewater Concert hall and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

In 2015 Joanne sang the national anthem for the Rugby world cup England vs Eruguay at Manchester Etihad Stadium 

27th April 2016 Joanne was honoured to join Sense Of Sound singers to perform You’ll Never Walk Alone,Liverpool FC’s anthem. At the tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster in a special ceremony that took place at St Georges hall Liverpool.

Other notable venues that Joanne has performed in include the Royal Albert hall, Liverpool Empire Theatre, St David’s Concert Hall and London’s West End.

Joanne works with event teams as a classical crossover soloist and performers in concerts and recitals throughout the year.

This year Joanne had the pleasure of working as a backing singer as part of a sense of sound singers with the band Take That and singer Lulu on Take That's greatest hits tour. 

Joanne had been working as a freelance teacher and vocal coach for over 9 years. 

She currently works as a vocal coach at Wirral Grammar Girls preparing students for vocal exams, GCSE and A level performances with a 100% pass rate. 

 Working with children has always been a passion for Joanne and becoming a mum has inspired Joanne to be more involved with teaching younger children.

Joanne also works as an adjudicator for festivals throughout Merseyside.

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What People Say!

"Joanne was my Vocal Coach for all of my school life (12-18) and by the time I left for University, we had trained for and achieved my Grade 8 in Popular (LCM) Musical Theatre (LCM) and Classical Singing (ABRSM) all to Distinction classification, including a Diploma in Popular Singing (LCM). Joanne’s teaching has given me acclaimed groundings in Singing and Musicianship that have, without doubt, granted me the opportunity and means to pursue my career in Musical Performance in London. Joanne always went the extra mile to enable me to achieve my goals- she guided and reassured me through my exams, concerts, Theatre productions, GCSE and A Level recitals and fully prepared me for my University entry auditions leading to me gaining a place at King’s College London receiving vocal tuition from the Royal Academy Of Music. In London, my Vocal Tutors have praised me for the quality of my vocal technique/ training with regards to: healthy and durable singing in addition to quality of tone, style and musicianship. These skills were, and continue to be, a huge focus of Joanne’s teaching and I am indebted to her for this early instillment from my early training. I frequently return to the North-West for a session with Joanne, not least to mention for my recital this year, when Joanne went above and beyond to prepare me for my London recital in a period of personal, high-level stress. Whatever age or stage you or your son/daughter is at, Joanne will cater for all your musical needs and desires and enable you/them to flourish, achieve and throughly enjoy singing and developing yourself through music. I could not recommend her school of singing more and wish any students the greatest success!"

Ben Mark Turner

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