She invites enquiries for work / commissions in the following fields
- Session singing
- Recital/concert singing
- Narration/commercial/animation/games voiceover
- Acting for TV/film/theatre/commercial
- Radio presentation
- Musical theatre
- Voice/dialect coach
- Specialist consultancy/commentator
- Writing/media commissions
Heather is a committed and enthusiastic singing teacher and coach. She has 20 years' experience of voice teaching, training in hypnotherapy and qualifications in life-coaching.
Known for her patient and non-judgemental approach, Heather is vocal director of The Voice Club, delivering inspiring courses and workshops in her simplified singing technique to adults, from beginners to experienced professionals. more
Originally from Cornwall, residing in London. Trained at Trinity College of Music (now Trinity Laban) under John Wakefield and Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Margaret Lensky( mezzo soprano and later as a soprano).
Gained Fellowship (Ftcl) Diploma (DipTcl) and Licenciate (Ltcl) in 1992.
Heather always preferred not to be pigeon-holed in any particular genre.
While studying bel canto (Opera, Lieder, Chanson and English Song) she was moonlighting singing jazz in clubs and recording with Challenge Records and Fate productions alongside Soul II Soul singer Caron Wheeler.
Before the days of crossover, it was frowned upon for "classical" singers to sing other styles, but Heather had been raised in an eclectic musical family, enjoyed diversity and contrast and never coloured inside the lines.
Her grandfather, Norris Williams, was a Cornish bandleader, orchestral conductor, chapel organist, musical theatre director and conducted the local Male Voice Choir.
The family home, school and the local Cornish community were full of music-making, from sea shanties to opera and everything in between. When she took her place at Guildhall, Heather had been horrified that students were forbidden from singing in public for the first year.
In 1990 Dame Cleo Laine and the late Johnny Dankworth awarded Heather the "Wavendon Allmusician" title when she won their ground-breaking competition to find young musicians with ability to perform across musical genres and boundaries.
Now Heather's work as a performer takes her in all creative and musical directions, from commercial studio session work to opera, jazz, folk and contemporary music as well as the world of acting and voiceover.