Lauren Derwent (BA Hons) was the leading vocalist and percussionist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain for 2 years.
She is an experienced teacher, vocalist, pianist, percussionist, song writer, producer and arranger. She has taught singing for Channel Five Dont Stop Believing, Stagecoach, Success Express Music, Theme Music, Stage Arts Theatre School, Knights Templar School, Debut Performing Arts, Bodens Academy, and private one to one tuition.
As an artiste, Lauren has toured the UK, USA, Canada and Pakistan (vocals, piano and percussion). She was originally classically trained in singing and as a pianist, achieving grade 8 on both instruments. She then did degree in Jazz music, studying vocals with Angela Elliot (taught by Bobby McFerrin), and then Pop and vocal technique with Stevie Vann Lang (Blue, Sugarbabes, and many more).
Lauren (BA Hons) was the leading vocalist and percussionist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain for 2 years.