About Jess

All about Jess

Jess WillsI am an experienced singing teacher working at home, in businesses and schools. I have a friendly, warm and encouraging approach to learning. I will challenge each pupil to work hard to be the singer they would like to be.

I grew up in Devon in a family rich with music, theatre and literature. As a member of ‘The Goliards’ an amateur theatre company I took part in many productions ranging from Shakespeare’s The Tempest to Lionel Bart’s Oliver, from G&S’s Pirates of Penzance to Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.

I started my musical life as a brass player and as a French horn player took part in many orchestral activities through Devon County Music. I also sang in my local church choir from an early age and it was in my church that my voice was given the chance to develop. I had some amazing performance opportunities as I grew up including playing in The Albert Hall at the age of 17 in The Schools Prom.

I studied at Birmingham Conservatoire as a French horn player and singer and then moved to London to study singing at Trinity College of Music. I was very lucky to study with some of the best vocal teachers and coaches. On moving to London I joined the Philharmonia Chorus and again was privileged to take part in some extraordinary performances sharing the stage with some of the world’s greatest performers and conductors.

Following graduation I sang in the chorus at Opera Holland Park and was a member of the cast at the Spoleto Festival. I have sung professionally for various TV appearances and concerts.  I have also sung at many weddings and other services.