Leading from the Top;Leading by Example


Marking the closing of the recent National Entrepreneurs Convention at the ICC in Birmingham, Jane Maudsley, Founder and Managing Director of Little Voices, national performing arts training organisation, put on a spectacular performance of The Impossible Dream to inspire the 1500 strong audience of fellow business owners, teachers of performing arts and pupils to believe in the power of their Dreams – that sometimes seem impossible. Leading by example from the very top Jane is passionate about inspiring and training the Principals, Tutors and Pupils within Little Voices so that they grow in confidence and never feel that their dream is unreachable!


Mezzo Soprano, Jane commented: “For months I had to keep this performance quiet so that it would have a significant impact at the end of the two day convention and finally it happened. It is all about having a dream and then achieving it and the lyrics perfectly reflect this. Whether you are a performer, teacher or pupil it is so important to have those dreams and to remember that we are capable of realising them,” she said.


“I started out as a Mezzo Soprano but at that time did not think of myself as a business, I went on to teach and again slipped into a role that I was unhappy in within schools and teaching at home: again not thinking of myself as a business. I then sat down and pictured that dream and I am now realising it! I created Little Voices, a business which provides teachers with a vehicle to build a future, build a business, and teach the subject they love, successfully, both as a personal aspiration and a financial one. As artists, we rarely set out as business people, but we have to operate like a business whether we are a performer, a teacher or a pupil aspiring to the stage. This performance was the pinnacle for me, highlighting that you can have it all, perform, run a business and be yourself. My performance hopefully inspired our pupils, inspired our tutors and sent a strong message to all that if you want to receive training for your child or you want a successful business model then look no further than Little Voices.”


Before Jane went on stage, one of her Little Voices’ pupils Karen Wilkinson, said: “Thinking about you all day today so proud of my teacher performing and showing us all how it can be done.”


And one of the Little Voices’ Principals, Marie Blount from Fulham said:“You sang like a perfect angel at the convention last week. You’re incredible and what we have as an organisation is simply outstanding for all involved; pupils, tutors and Principals.”



Jane closed the ceremony for the Entrepreneurs Convention; a place where business people from across Europe discover what’s new and innovative in business right now and how they can build super successful businesses, during which the likes of Apple co founder Steve Wozniak, spoke on stage, to showcase how to head for your Impossible Dreams!


Little Voices offers lessons in singing and acting for children over the age of four. Its students have gone on to gain places in prestigious acting schools and television shows for Channel 4 and the BBC. The professional approach that Little Voices takes to tuition, together with small classes capped at six students, helps students to improve quickly and attain high standards. Becoming a Principal and having your own Little Voices provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals to join a supportive network using a tried, tested and proven business model.


For more information about becoming a Little Voices Principal or to find out if lessons are in your area please contact Grace at Little Voices Head Office on 01254 207516 or visit the website https://www.littlevoices.org.uk


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Notes to the Editor:

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01254 207516



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More information on Little Voices:

Little Voices was established in September 2007 in the North-West of England by its founders Holly Hammond and Jane Maudsley, who had a passion to create Drama and Singing lessons of Distinction; Little Voices was formed and within its first year became a national success.

Jane Maudsley, a professional opera singer, graduate of the RSAMD and a highly respected vocal tutor was keen to build a reputation in the performing arts industry for providing Drama and Singing training at the highest level. Little Voices has many centres in the North West but nationally locations are opening in the South West, a second venue in London and Yorkshire.

All Tutors hold relevant Music or Drama qualifications and have a wealth of experience in the performing arts industry. They have fully compliant with our Safeguarding Policies and Procedure and have enhanced DBS checks.  All of our Tutors are trained, supported and led by Little Voices Principals and Managing Director, Jane Maudsley.