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Jonathan is Head of Vocal Studies at The University of St Andrews and also teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Department


The University of St Andrews. In September 2017 Jonathan became Head of Vocal Studies where he leads and co-ordinate the Music Centre’s provision of vocal teaching. He also continues to act as Dramaturg and Voice/Drama Consultant for the University’s opera company Byre Opera for whom many of his students  are regularly cast in main roles. Jonathan teachs some 20 pupils of all voice types. Recent students have gone on to further post-graduate performance studies at RCS, GSMD, RNCM  and Drama Centre London and two students gained places on the GENESIS SIXTEEN program. Jonathan is also resident singing teacher on the St Andrews Choral Course.

If you wish to study with Jonathan please contact the University Music Centre.


In Summer 2018 Jonathan relinquished his post of some 10 years teaching singing at  Shrewsbury School to focus on his teaching at RCS and at St Andrews.


In 2018 in order to further update and broaden his teaching skills he attended a course by the vocal acoustics expert Ken Bozeman . With the support of a  Help Musicians UK Transmission Fund grant he was able to spend a week at  Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Chicago observing classes and attending concerts. He was also very fortunate to spend the week observing the teaching of, and working with, the renowned voice pedagogue W. Stephen Smith .


Jonathan has a private teaching studio at home in Uddingston, a short walk from Uddingston Station (itself 15 minutes by train from Glasgow) He teaches students aged 16 and above, with no upper age limit.

Private Lesson Rates: £40 per hour or £30 for 45 minutes.


Jonathan is an ISM and BVA member, is supported by Help Musicians UK and has current DBS and Disclosure Scotland certificates .