Professional Vocal coach Gemma Davies is a Liverpool born and bred singing teacher with years of experience in both television and stage. Her heritage is musical theatre and this was her starting point. Gemma performed in a number of musicals as a teenager including JC Superstar and Miss Saigon. Gemma has had a number of singing successes working as part of the band “The Estrelles” and as a solo artist. Her most recent television experience was on The X Factor 2011 with the group “The Estrelles” and made it to judges’ houses stage of the competition. This was Gemma’s second experience of this round after competing in 2005 as part of Simon Cowell’s team. Gemma has also appeared in a documentary for Channel 4 where she was followed for a number of weeks. The documentary was based around Gemma’s singing abilities and showed the real life side to the music industry. Following these Television experiences Gemma went on to storm the dance music scene. She worked as part of a production team for All Around The World Records releasing a number of dance tracks as a solo artist where she went on to record her first professional music video. Some of her biggest hits include “Walk on Water”, “All I Want is the Bass” and “Walk into the Sun.” Alongside her dance music career, Gemma worked as a session singer for a number of different projects and labels.Gemma’s passion for music didn’t stop there; she is passionate about young talent and decided to extend her skills to teaching. Teaching both groups and soloists there is no challenge to big. Her warm bubbly nature makes even the most nervous student feel at ease. Her vocal coaching extends on to confidence development and performance enhancement. Coaching is a huge part of Gemma’s life and she prides herself on her students, spending most of her free time studying new vocal techniques and vocal science to develop her students further and is looking forward to teaching at The Christopher Maloney Academy.
Bethany’s love for the performing arts began at the age of 4. She’s started her training at The Jan Williams Theatre School where she trained in all aspects of dance, alongside her dance training Bethany attended The Performers Theatre School where she was trained in singing and acting. Once leaving school Bethany moved to Leeds to further her training at SLP College where she has gained a level 6 National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre.
During her training Bethany has performed across the uk in many shows such as Andrew Lloyd Webbers Joseph And His Technicoloured Dreamcoat, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin aswel as numerous pantomimes, college shows and dance events across the North West and Yorkshire.
In between performing Bethany has been lucky enough to teach some amazing young talent and hopes to continue this aswel as her performing career.
It’s great to be a part of the Christopher Maloney Theatre and Arts Academy and I can’t wait to see the children grow into the talented performers they are”
Since graduating from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in 2013 with a BA acting degree, Lois has built up a vast repertoire of experience as an Actor/Director/Practitioner in Liverpool and beyond. As well as being Company Director of Pick N Mix Theatre, a children’s theatre company that works in partnership with schools and charities producing Theatre in Education workshops and bespoke productions throughout the UK, Lois is also a BTEC Acting tutor at Liverpool media Academy (LMA) using her professional experience and expertise to guide second year students through the course of study.
Alongside this, Lois is a professional working actor. Having recently completed a Northern tour of ‘The Book’, a play by Duncan Battman and notably a tour of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (2014) across the UK and Italy, and a run of ‘Hamlet’ and ‘A midsummer nights dream’ at the Smock Alley theatre, Dublin (2015).
‘I am thrilled to be working with all of the lovely students at The Christopher Maloney Theatre and Arts Academy, I can’t wait to aid with their development into fantastic, flourishing actors and performers.’
Claire has been training in all aspects of singing, dancing and acting from the age of 5 and her love for performance has just grown and grown since then.
At the age of 18, she attended the Arden School of Theatre, further developing her performance skills and it was here that she gained a BA honours degree in musical theatre. During her training, she performed in many shows including Cabaret, Bonnie and Clyde, Kiss me Kate, Fame, Grease (Rizzo) and We Will Rock You (Meat Loaf.)
Claire then took a break from performance for a while to gain her PGCE to become a qualified primary school teacher and she continues to teach in primary schools across the Wirral during the week.
She has taught singing in a number of theatre academy’s across the North West and she is so excited to be joining the team at the Christopher Maloney Theatre and Arts Academy to pass on her skills, knowledge and passion in all aspects of technique, singing and performance.