Ed has worked with private students alongside his solo commitments from the earliest stages of his career.
Ed trained with renowned vocal teachers Russell Smythe, Glenville Hargreaves and Matthew Rose and for five years with the esteemed vocal coach Audrey Hyland. He completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating from both the postgraduate and opera courses with Distinction, having previously gained an academic degree from Clare College, Cambridge. In Masterclass, he has worked with international artists including Gerald Finley, Sir Simon Keenlyside, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir John Tomlinson, Brindley Sherratt, Helmut Deutsch and Graham Johnson and was a Britten-Pears and ENOA Young Artist.
Ed has worked with male and female voices of all ages, both amateur and professional. He starts with a philosophy that singing is an expression of emotion through sound that is common to all and has the power to enrich and enhance people’s lives at all ages and stages of life. His teaching focuses on singing with clean, bright, focused vowels; connected, released flow of breath; engagement with character, expression and motive; and the removal of blockers as a path to dramatic freedom. Above all, he believes singing should be simple - even if it isn’t always easy.
Ed is a member of the British Voice Association. He teaches from his home in South East London and remotely (during Covid-19) via Zoom.