This is the part where I waffle on about my career - but then again, why not!? I'm privileged to do what I enjoy doing for a living and I feel that most of what I have to offer as a teacher comes from the performing experience I've had.
I was lucky to train on full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of the renowned Mary Hammond, and many other great teachers and directors from all walks of the industry. My first foray onto the stage was in the leading role of Algernon in Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. Then followed a number of exciting, experimental and sometimes frankly downright wacky theatre projects in London and up and down the country - which I loved doing because I learned so much about acting and inhabiting a character and taught me so much about the life of an actor. I also performed backing vocals for Russell Watson and performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the Classical Roadshow.
Fairly recently my full return to the musical stage came in the shape of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Sunset Boulevard', a brilliant musical about a young writer in 1950s Hollywood who befriends a fading star - for which we received the What's On Stage Award for best regional production. At the same time I released my solo EP 'From The Heart' which was award nominated and lead to me to stage my solo concert in London for the launch. I enjoy my work for it's variety and it's unpredictability! I also find that I learn so much from those around me and from being involved in so many varied projects.
You can find out more about my performing career and dates via: www.jamesmeunier.com