Meet our Tutors
Our Principal Samantha is highly experienced and passionate and is also the singing tutor at our Brookwood and St Swithun’s centre. Samantha has experience both as a Professional Singer/Actress (Disney) and as a trainer of Public Speaking (The Speakers Trust). Over the years she has studied with a variety of top Vocal Coaches both in the UK and abroad and she is constantly updating her knowledge of vocal technique. She was the Head of Singing for the largest global branch of an established theatre school franchise for the last 8 years as well as teaching both in Surrey Schools (through Surrey Arts) and for private students. Samantha holds a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts and an IVA Teaching Certification in Vocal Instruction.
Samantha loves teaching our pupils and building their confidence along with their vocal technique so they can fully express themselves through song and have bags of fun along the journey!
Hannah Morgan- Guildford
Alisha Bond- Brookwood
Alisha is the singing tutor at our Brookwood centre. Alisha originally from Bolton, Lancashire and graduated from Performance Preparation Academy (PPA), Guildford last July with a 3 year diploma in Musical Theatre. She has performed since she was a young child and taken many LAMDA exams herself which is why she loves to help and guide at Little Voices. She feels she is now passing on her knowledge and watching them grow.
Kelsey Morgan-Brazier- Guildford
Kelsey Morgan-Brazier is our brilliant drama teacher at Guildford County School on Tuesdays as well as the Director of our Theatre Weeks in Guildford. Kelsey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Little Voices West Surrey from both her professional training and her extensive teaching career which has seen her teach drama to children 4-18 at many established theatre schools in and around Surrey.
Kelsey is a huge asset to Little Voices Guildford because she is so passionate about getting the very best from our pupils and making sure they reach their full potential. She is also an excellent director and has directed productions of “Rent”, “Mamma Mia” “We Will Rock You” “Annie” “Legally Blonde” “Fame” and “High School Musical”. Kelsey trained at The Performance Preparation Academy, Guildford and she holds a Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre. She is delighted to be teaching at Little Voices West Surrey and is looking forward to starting a fun filled term!
Joely Barbour- Brookwood
Rhiannon Wijeratne- Pangbourne
My name is Rhiannon Wijeratne and I have recently graduated from Tiffany Theatre College with a Performing Arts diploma.
My love for theatre started at age six when I started at Mo’s Stage School. While at Mo’s I took part in a number of productions such as Oliver, Honk and Peter Pan, at local theatres.
I pursued my love for the arts further at age eighteen and went to Read College where I did a foundation course in Musical Theatre. During my time at Read I had private singing lessons and lessons in Estill voice training, ensemble singing and a variety of acting classes such as physical theatre and improvisation.
My first experience teaching was at my dance school called Conco Dance. Here during the holidays I would hold a Commercial/ Hip Hop class for adults.
More recently while at college I worked at Razzmatazz as a teaching assistant encouraging and supporting the students during classes. After a short while I was promoted to the role of ballet and tap teacher, teaching ages three to five and also covered a number of drama, musical theatre and dance classes for a range of ages.
Additionally I worked at Pam Freedman School of Dance teaching street dance classes. Teaching them a routine a week in styles such as Hip- Hop, Contemporary, House, Popping and Locking.
I am very excited to be joining the Little Voices team at St Andrew’s and am looking forward to supporting the pupils enthusiasm for self expression through theatre.