Steph Pirrie has performed as a vocalist with some of the UK’s finest musicians and is currently studying jazz trumpet at the UK Jazz School working with some of our most admired educators, including Nick Weldon, David Lewis and Steve Waterman.
She began studying voice and classical trumpet aged 11. While bringing up her family Steph became interested in Jazz and went on several courses and workshops with Anita Wardell and at the Royal College of Music with Dominic Aldiss. Her love of harmony, singing and groove-based music inspired her to become a Jazz Singer.
Steph is also an accredited vocal coach and conductor specialising in groups, acapella, backing vocals and choirs. She recently taught Robert Peston how to sing Bohemian Rhapsody for a performance on Radio 4. She runs regular workshops for singers of all abilities.
Steph performs as a soloist and works with a number of collaborative projects. She also plays trumpet for the Cutting Edge Big Band.
Being passionate about people and people singing together, she is an accredited Vocal Process Singing teacher (www.vocal process.co.uk) and vocal coach and has professional experience in many contemporary genres including soul, pop, folk, gospel and jazz.
Working with different groups, from beginners to professionals, she shares her broad experience across multiple styles & genres.
She also runs workshops and pop-up singing sessions from her base in Oxford. Steph loves to work with emerging artists and groups helping them to develop their own unique sound and she offers mentoring and masterclasses from her studio in Oxford.
CONDUCTOR & CHOIR LEADER
Steph runs the popular Jericho Singers, a weekly (Monday evening & Wednesday lunchtime) choir in St Barnabas Church in Oxford. She also mentors choir leaders in other groups and runs pop-up choir events for singers of all abilities.
Steph has a diploma in choral conducting from the Associated Board of Choral Conductors and she is especially interested in teaching singers and groups to sing authentically in different styles.
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