in Beccles, offers voice and sight-singing tuition, given by Mary Nicholson.
Mary has over 38 years teaching experience, specialising in the developing singing voice.
She takes pupils from age 15 to 25 years old.
Riverside Singing Studio is situated by the River Waveney in Suffolk.
MARY NICHOLSON trained at the Royal Academy of Music, prior to joining the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, as a soprano in 1967. During her time at Covent Garden she gained a place to study with one of the country's leading singing teachers, Joy Mammen.
Four years later, Mary moved to Scotland, and for 20 years taught singing at Gordonstoun School, where her husband had been appointed Director of Music.
During her years in Scotland Mary continued her singing career as a soloist, frequently performing with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the conductor Roderick Brydon.
As a singing teacher, Mary also became central to the development of singing within Gordonstoun School, which became co-educational in 1971.
Operas and musicals became a regular feature of the school's musical activities, and many of her pupils went on to train as professional singers.
She has lived in Beccles since 1991, where she has continued to teach singing privately.
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