We use a number of excellent tutors to assist us in our course production. Our highly skilled team are all members of Sing for Pleasure and bring a range of experiences as professional conductors, musicians, teachers, trainers, adjudicators and workshop leaders. In addition to our Management Team and Trustees, who are regular course tutors, we have recently engaged the following professionals:

Katy Cooper

Katy is a Director of Chapel Music at the University of Glasgow. She founded and continues to conduct Glasgow Madrigirls, and also conducts Tartan Tones (John Lewis Glasgow Branch Choir), Scottish Opera’s Community Choir, and choirs for young people at the Glad Foundation. Katy also works with Glasgow University Choral Society and Scotland Sings. She sings with various choirs including Serafine, Sine Nomine and harmony folk-groups Muldoon’s Picnic and Crying Lion. Katy is also editor of the SfP newsletter ‘Vocalise’ and works as part of the SfP Publications team. She has a doctorate in 17th Century Scottish vocal music.

Rebecca Berkley

Rebecca Berkley, who is lead for our Musicianship for Singers training programme, is a conductor, vocal animateur and teacher. She works as a choir trainer for Berkshire Maestros, the Berkshire Young Musicians Trust, at the Newbury Music Centre. She was area leader for Sing Up in Berkshire, and has a wide experience of training youth and adult choirs, and training teachers as singing leaders and conductors. She is also music director of Kennet Opera who are based in Newbury. She has written extensively on music education and published percussion music and choral arrangements.