Louise McGahon Singing Teacher
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Louise McGahon
Singing Teacher

Specialisation: Classical Singing / Musical Theatre

Louise has taught for over 23 years, in all areas of music,  voice being her main instrument.

Singing Teacher University of Reading • Vocal Coordinator Berkshire Maestros, Reading • Singing Teacher St Margaret’s School, London Parmiters School, Watford • Teacher of Music Sacred Heart of Mary GS, Havering • Singing Teacher and Choral Director Havering Music School, London • Human Resources Assistant National Gallery, London • President of the Students Union Royal Academy of Music, London.

  • Music Educator with over 23 years’ experience, teaching all ages, levels and styles of music • Pedagogy: Highly experienced in tuition to all ages from early years to higher education. Experienced in E-Learning, lesson planning, quality framework, curriculum and programme design, delivery and development. • Former Head of Vocal Studies and Partnership Development at Berkshire Maestros • Graduate – Royal Academy of Music, London. • Strategic thinker and strong leader with over twenty years’ experience in music management and development.

Responsible for leading group and instrumental singing lessons.

Head of Voice and Singing Development at Berkshire Maestros (BM).

Berkshire Maestros (BM), the lead organisation of the Berkshire Music Hub, offers the highest quality musical education in schools and music centres across the county; tuition covers all instrumental families across a wide range of styles and genres.

Louise focused on student progression and development through setting up opportunities such as the Berkshire County Children’s Choir for gifted and talented students extending reach beyond current BM students; members graduate to Berkshire Young Voices (Training Choir) then to the nationally acclaimed Berkshire Youth Choir where close links and workshops with The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and Magdalen College Oxford ensure students have the knowledge on how they can continue to progress with their singing through third level education and beyond.

Louise helped the voice department provide musical opportunities for c.6000 young people p.a. through events such as music festivals, large scale events at the Royal Albert Hall, Berkshire Young Singer of the Year Competition, foundation learning and development through choirs and singing lessons. Organised six Junior Music Festivals p.a., ensuring every primary school child has the opportunity to perform in a large scale singing performance with a live band; provides material and CPD sessions to schoolteachers when needed.

Project managed two large scale choral events at the Royal Albert Hall, resulting in valuable CPD for staff and improved confidence and performance skills for students: in 2014, 2000+ young people performed Carmina Burana alongside the BBC Singers. In 2019 1800+ young people performed a variety of Music at the RAH with a specific focus on an inclusion project with students from SEND Schools and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. o Ensured students had access to lessons and continued to progress throughout COVID-19 lockdown by organising online singing lessons, choir rehearsals and recorded choral projects (worked in partnership with the Corn Exchange Newbury and the Greenham Common Trust to create a digital performance of “I’d like to teach the world to sing.”; ensured strict safeguarding policies were created and adhered to; 78% of students signed up to online offerings during lockdown.

On returning to Ireland, she is working with Meath Generation workshops and at Toccata House Music School, Drogheda.