Nikki Cunningham

 Private Teachers

Based at the Elaine Milbourne Theatre Dance School in Newcastle, I offer private singing lessons for children and teenagers of all ages and abilities!

During the day I’m a peripatetic music teacher in primary schools – teaching: singing/violin/ukelele/chalumeau/recorder – music in general!

I offer musical theatre examinations with Lamda – at our private centre, Rockschool vocal exams, ABRSM music theory, audition/festival/competition preparation in addition to weekly technical tuition. DBS checked/liability insured/safeguarding trained.

I aim to bring out the best in my students voice but more importantly, make sure my classes are enjoyable in order to increase their confidence as a performer.

I started off dancing rather than singing (my favourite! But sadly not my strength!) – which has helped massively now I teach such a specialist subject – I still perform whenever I can, experience i can pass on to students! My biggest role was Maria Von Trapp in the Sound of music at the Theatre Royal Newcastle August 2013, an amazing week!! However a career in musical theatre is definitely not for me, I thoroughly enjoy helping my students towards their dreams instead!
Several of my students have gone on to work professionally in shows such as Billy Elliott (West End) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Shrek, Joesph (NE Tour dates) and White Christmas (Sunderland Empire) in addition to the local stage.
I am actively involved in local productions, notable roles including Maria in West Side Story, (NMTC 2016) Maria in The Sound of Music (NMTC – Theatre Royal Newcastle) Jan in Grease (NMTC – Theatre Royal Newcastle) and Sheila in A Chorus Line (NiceSwan Uk – Tyne Theatre).
I work for Sunderland City Council as a peripatetic music teacher, teaching primary school music and leading Choirs and Performing arts Clubs, as well as offering private tuition.

Please do contact me via my website for more details.