Regional coaching directory

Below is a list of people currently offering coaching for choruses and quartets. Please note that inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement from the Quartet of Nations Region 31 management team.

Helen Abbott

Lace City

daz.helen@yahoo.co.uk

Choreography including design, front row auditions and training, visual plans and developing unity across the chorus

Alyson Chaney

Lace City

alysonchaney@yahoo.co.uk

Vocal production, PVIs, rehearsal techniques including positive reinforcement, membership recruitment and retention

Glenn Chaney

Lace City

glenn.chaney@yahoo.co.uk

Barbershop including vocal skills, PVIs, music choice, interpretation, director mentoring, performance and contest preparation

Emma Duguid

Forth Valley

duguidemma@gmail.com

Visual story-telling, choreography design and front row auditions; goal-setting

Norma Ferrier

Forth Valley

norma.ferrier@whec.edin.sch.uk

Showmanship and performance skills

Elaine Hamilton

Forth Valley

elainemrssh@aol.com

Barbershop including performance, visualisation and vocal skills

Tanya Jenkins

Finesse, CAL

tunefultan@virginmedia.com

Vocal skills, particularly the exploration of vocal textures to bring music alive; help groups to become ‘contest ready’

Nancy Kelsall

Heartbeat

nancykelsall@hotmail.com

Singing and preparation for performance

Sandra Lea-Riley

Heartbeat

sandraleariley@virginmedia.com

Presentation and showmanship for choruses and quartets

Dorothy Main

Aberdeen

themains@talktalk.net

Work with novice quartets and help them achieve their potential

Sarah Netherton

Acappella Sound

sazzle21_5@hotmail.com

Vocal production and sound, PVIs, quartet and chorus coaching

Nicky Salt

CAL

nicky.salt@hotmail.co.uk

Top level holistic coaching for choruses and quartets, plus quartet and music team retreats in France (Maison De L’Art)

David Sangster

Forth Valley

carsonsangster@aol.com

Singing and performance, covering all judging categories in contest music and with a strong emphasis on authentic style in non-barbershop material

Gaynor Schofield

Viva Acappella

gaynordugay@btinternet.com

Holistic coaching, with focus on singing and expression

Valerie Taylor

Vocal Dimension

valerie.taylor@privacysolutions.co.uk

Performance and vocal technique and performance confidence

Michelle Walker

Lace City

shelbywalks@yahoo.co.uk

Showmanship and visual plans, artistry across all categories

Lynda Wood

Phoenix

lynda@pottonwoods.co.uk

Song performance with both quartets and choruses at all levels