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Widmung by Robert Schumann
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Joanna Debenham BA (hons) LRSM



Singing Lessons, Piano Lessons,
Theory and Composition Lessons,

"Joanna showed her ability with a variety of tone, volume and intensity"

Newmarket Weekly News

"Joanna Debenham sang with appreciable emotional flair and expressive variety”
“In Zerfliesse mein Herze from the St John Passion she excelled”
Ely Standard

“Joanna Debenham arranged this unaccompanied spiritual herself.
The song draws on the rhythm of African Music and she gave an animated solo performance”
Newmarket Journal

Joanna read music at Huddersfield Polytechnic graduating in 1991 and now lives in Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Whilst at Huddersfield, she studied Performance, Musicology and Composition, specialising in Musicology and Performance, with voice as her principal instrument.

Classically trained on a course that included all aspects of vocal technique, Joanna teaches singing at all levels and has had particular success with beginners especially those who do not believe they can sing! Joanna believes with the right approach anyone can sing. Music is tailored to students individual needs and is mainly taken from musical theatre and classical repertoire. Her pupils are of all ages from children to adults and whilst far from compulsory, she will prepare students for ABRSM and Trinity Music Examinations. Joanna also teaches piano, music theory and composition.

Joanna has performed in the UK and abroad, having performed in St Pancras Euston Road, and Derby Cathedral. She has given recitals locally and in Devon. She particularly enjoys singing at weddings. Her repertoire draws on a wide range of music especially Baroque music, Oratorio, Operatic Arias, English Art Songs and Broadway Musicals.

Joanna has written several Christmas carols for children, and composed a piece for a recent Ordination; she welcomes commissions. She has a special interest in Church Music, and as a singer herself understands the needs of singers of all abilities.

If you are interested in lessons, would like Joanna to sing at a concert or for a wedding, would like to commission a piece of music, contact: by telephone on 01638 603142, or e-mailed at Joanna@englishnightingale.co.uk.