Lisa has worked in the music industry all her working life, from being a cabaret singer to working in a recording studio. In 2000 she started teaching, first working with Key stage 2 children, she quickly moved in to the Early Years and has been specialising in working with this age group since 2003. Lisa runs an average of 20 sessions a week with children from as young as 2 months through to year 2 (6 and 7 year olds). She has developed a year-long Early Years programme and curriculum; she has also been involved in writing and developing songs for this age group.
A bit of back ground!
From an early age Lisa was singing and acting, going to drama, singing and dancing classes, she was in many an amateur production particularly panto – Oh yes she was!
After a performing art course at Northampton College Lisa went on to work for Haven Holidays, notching up 11 seasons in total as a Havenmate and then Entertainments manager.
In the winter Lisa worked as a solo cabaret act around the East Midlands in theatres, clubs and pubs. She took the lead in a number of touring pantomimes around the South East and Wales before forming her own touring company “Starstoppers” which ran for 8 years. She was one of the girls in the popular girl duo “Maid 2 Measure” which performed a mix of popular and show tunes.
In 1997 along with a friend she was awarded a lottery grant to set up Aspirations theatre group, which ran workshops for teens covering singing, drama, music, dancing along with costume and make up design. Taking the young people out to perform at a variety of venues.
Lisa spent a number of years with Wow and Flutter recording studios as a session singer and running the admin side. This is where she also started running music sessions in schools.
She then joined the East Midlands Youth Music Action Zone, Big About Music where she continued to develop her teaching skills with all age groups from babies through to teens including “hard to reach” children and additional needs.
Lisa now runs solely under “Music and Movement” running sessions through out Northants at schools, nurseries and children’s centres.
Lisa is also thrilled to be the musical director of the very successfully Corby community Choir – Big About Singing, to find out more visit us at www.bigaboutsinging.co.uk