What is Cantiamo?
Cantiamo was established in 2016 by Carolyn Talkes-Nicholls to provide individual tuition and group singing, with the aim of helping others to experience the many benefits that making music can bring to life. It's a privilege to help musicians of all ages and abilities achieve their musical goals and improve their technique and experience the life-changing effects of making music, whether individually or as part of a group. I also teach singing and woodwind in schools. Cantiamo is about making a difference through music.
I completed an honours degree in music from De Montfort University in 1995 and hold ABRSM Grade 8 in Flute, Singing and Music Theory. I also have Grade 5 saxophone and am working on Grade 5 clarinet. I first taught privately on leaving university and I’ve been involved in community music for over 10 years, being part of and leading instrumental and vocal groups. I've also been working in the private sector for over 20 years so understand the pressures of the modern workplace! My proudest achievement is performing the Mozart Requiem in New York's Carnegie Hall in February 2018. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practise, practise, practise!
Like many musicians, my first encounter with music was playing recorder as a child. Since then, I’ve gone on to specialise in flute and singing, although I also play piano, saxophone, clarinet, cello and guitar.
How can I find out more?
Get in contact via the site, drop me an e-mail or find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I'm always open to discussions about your goals and ideas and there's no commitment required until you are ready.