About the Tutors

JENNIFER JOHN

Jennifer John

Jennifer John is a singer, songwriter, composer and recording artist, former co-founder of award-winning music company Sense of Sound, and manager of its namesake Sense of Sound Singers. She has worked with many established artists, including Paloma Faith, Imogen Heap, Damon Albarn and Brian Eno. She is also the lead singer with Killerfernandez, who are currently mixing their second album.

Jennifer has lectured at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) and is currently a lecturer at The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). She is a music mentor for emerging artists and bands, the vocal director for Cream Classical Liverpool and a vocal coach on ITV’s The Voice and The Voice Kids.

MERSEY WYLIE

Mersey Wylie

Mersey Wylie is a singer-songwriter, vocal coach and musical director of the Choir with No Name. She has performed at notable festivals and venues across Liverpool and the UK, and has been featured on BBC 6 Music and in Mojo Magazine.

Her diverse musical background, via classical conservatoire training, a Popular Music Masters and a wealth of experience in jazz, pop and classical settings, has given her a unique approach to teaching and performing. She fronts an eight-piece band, playing her neo-soul original music, and has worked with an impressive range of artists, including Yoko Ono, Boy George and Mick Jones.

She is passionate about empowering singers with knowledge to prepare them for any situation that they may find themselves in.

SIMONE NILES

Simone Niles

Simone Niles is an expert transformational coach, vocalist, sound healer and author, on a personal mission to help singers heal and reconnect with their authentic self, so that they can express their gifts into the world and make an impact. Simone’s gift in using sound has touched many through her healing, teaching and performing for more than two decades.

Simone also has specialist knowledge of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which is the study of human excellence and how the brain learns. She is also experienced in Life Coaching, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT), which is a tapping technique that helps to release stuck emotions and heal mental and physical ailments. Using these skills, she focuses on the personal and developmental aspects of musicians and other performance artists, in order to facilitate an exceptional level of performance. She works with artists from all walks of life, helping them to gain confidence, clarity and consistency within their performance.