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Arbutus Music Vocal Coaches

Christine and Frances are highly experienced choral trainers. They founded Arbutus Music in 2008 and have led more than 50 singing workshops together since then.

Invigorating, fun, lively, challenging and inspiring are terms that have come up again and again in feedback from the 500 or so participants, who range from raw beginners to experienced singers.

Christine Gwynn

Christine GwynnChristine conducts Valentine Singers, in Redbridge, and also Writtle Singers, a chamber choir based near Chelmsford. With these choirs she has toured extensively in Europe and performed at many prestigious UK venues. She is also a very experienced accompanist and leads a weekly workshop for adult pianists.


Frances Quintrell

Frances QuintrellFrances specialises in working with adults who are new to group singing, running regular classes that enable people to explore their voice, enjoy a great new hobby and build vital choral singing skills.


Both Frances and Christine are qualified teachers and members of the ISM.

singing workshops


Sing the Show
Guys and Dolls

Monday 8 April 2019
10.00am - 4.00pm
Brentwood CM15 9HR


Sing the Show

Tuesday 14 May 2019
10am - 4pm
Fryerning Parish Rooms


Sing Early Music

Thursday 13 June 2019
10am - 4pm
The Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore, Essex


Sing the Show
Trial By Jury

Wednesday 24 July 2019
10.00am - 4.00pm
Copped Hall near Epping, Essex CM16 5HS


Diary for 2018-19

See details of the workshops we have planned for 2018-19


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Arbutus Musicwill help you with your singing, through voice exercises, vocal warmups and with hints and singing tips to improve your technique. If you want to learn about singing and how to sing safely, we provide lots of fun and relaxed, group singing workshops, to help you get the best out of your voice.



Arbutus Voices

In addition to providing inspirational workshops, the Arbutus Music team can organise top quality singers for your special occasion. Church music, beautiful anthems or just supporting hymn singing - our speciality.

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