Who teaches the course?
Head of Department – Vocal
Janet Munro MA (Music Education) BA (Music Education) DRSAM (Singing Teacher) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is a soprano and singing teacher who was educated at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now RCS), Royal Academy of Music , Middlesex University and the Institute of Education. After many years as a professional singer, Janet’s focus is now on Music education, teaching singers of all ages and in a number of different genres as well as mentoring singing and instrumental teachers. Janet is a module and component leader at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on the post-graduate course The Teaching Musician and under-graduate and post-graduate courses in instrumental and vocal teaching.
In addition Janet gives individual singing lessons to Musical theatre students on the under-graduate BAMT and at Junior Trinity. Students have gained places at all the UK conservatoire as well as wining major prizes and scholarships. She is also a teaching mentor for the Association of Teachers of Singing on their Pathways Programme and has worked as a mentor for the CTABRSM.
Janet has a number of research interests including all aspects of vocal pedagogy. As part of the Musical Impact Project she did a research study Investigating awareness and incidence of acid reflux among UK conservatoire student singers with Dr Patricia Holmes and presented a paper on it at the International Symposium on Performance Science in Reykjavik in 2017. She also presented a workshop Adapting Repertoire for Male Students during Voice Change at the Pan-European Voice Conference in Copenhagen in 2019.