Julie Costley-White Music Consultancy

Bringing the lessons of a lifetime of music-making to the next generation of performers.

Reykjavik C 040sfI studied singing and piano, joint first studies, initially at the Royal Welsh College of Music and then at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with honours and also winning the Elsie Owen and Lady Maud Warrender prizes.   I have since enjoyed a successful and varied career as a professional singer and music teacher.   My own singing engagements have included ensemble, consort and oratorio solo work, and many recordings.

I believe the breadth of musical experiences I’ve had inspires my teaching, allowing me to take individual pupils to the next level – whatever they might want that to be.   I work with adults and children (I have enhanced CRB status), studying both singing and piano.

In 2006 I qualified as an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), examining all instruments at Grades 1 to 8, and jazz exams.   I was promoted to examine at diploma and fellowship level in 2011.   As well as working across the UK, my examining has so far taken me to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and New Zealand.

By combining my passion and commitment to music with these skills, as performer, teacher and examiner, I can now offer a varied range of advice as a music consultant.   I am based in London and Somerset but, as you can see, I am very happy to travel!

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Teaching – one on one lessons for pianists or singers.

Coaching – for all instruments, at all levels.   An opportunity for you to perform your examination or concert repertoire, and have the benefit of objective feedback.

Exam Preparation – tips on how to make the best of your performance on the day.

Sight Reading & Aural – these skills are often neglected, or left until the last minute.   But they are so easy and fun to pick up!

Voice Trials – consultation and preparation of young voices (boys and girls) for cathedral choir auditions.

Adjudication – I have adjudicated at schools and music festivals across the UK.

Masterclasses – I can offer advice and encouragement to players of all instruments, and especially to singers.

Choir Masterclasses – Half-day sessions to develop vocal and choral techniques, as a top-up to learning repertoire.