Naomi Hickman

Naomi Hickman

Vocal including Music Theatre.

With over 10 years professional performance experience, Naomi is a versatile soprano trained in all major vocal genres including classical, opera, musical theatre and jazz. She has a Master’s degree specialising in vocal performance and singing tuition. She is a passionate, experienced vocal tutor.

Naomi began her training with Elizabeth Glen in 2003 whilst at secondary school. Under her tutelage she gained her Trinity Guildhall Recital Certificate in singing and became a member of female vocal ensemble Lyrica.

In 2010, she was awarded the Ken Redfern Memorial Prize for Music and was offered a place at the University of Southampton to read Music, specialising in classical voice.

Naomi Hickman - Vocal Teacher.

Whilst at Southampton, Naomi studied with Keith Davis, Ted Schmitz and Christine Page. She was a regular soprano dep for Cantores Michaelis and was a founding member of the Fidelis Chorale choir.

The pop and gospel choir, Jazzmanix, was another love and it was through this choir that she discovered a passion for teaching when she was their Musical Director during her final year.

In 2013 she graduated from Southampton with a BA Honours degree in Music and was awarded a place on the MMus programme at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Naomi received tuition from classical soprano Maureen Braithwaite and had vocal coaching from notable singers, directors and tutors including Julian Pike, Stephen Barlow, Philip White, Paul Wingfield and Robin Bowman.

Naomi was a finalist in the Ashleyan Opera Prize and the Stuart Cameron Smith American Song Prize Competitions in 2016, and in the same year was awarded the Ella Cheshire Scholarship for Postgraduate Soprano. She graduated with a Masters degree in Performance (vocal) and Pedagogy (vocal tuition specialism) and is now enjoying a busy and varied singing and teaching career.

As a teacher she believes it is important to nurture young voices and to encourage individual musicality, instilling a passion for music to last a lifetime.

Naomi Hickman – Vocal Teacher

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