About Mandy Harris

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Qualifications
- MA Audio Production, University of Westminster, 2000
- BA (hons) Commercial Music, University of Westminster, 1998
- Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts, Barking College, 1995
- Diploma in Youth Work, Level 3, George Williams, YMCA College 2004
- Certificate in Music Workshop Skills at Goldsmiths, University of London 2009
- Foundation studies Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2016
- City and Guilds Education and Training, Level 3 (Previously PTLLS City and Guilds 7303 Teaching qualification for the lifelong learning sector), Community Music, London, 2018

Teaching Employment
- Freelance private and group vocal tutor/trainer/singing teacher, vocal workshop leader and choir director since 1996
- CEO of Amaris Arts since September 2012
- Vocal tutor at Park School for Girls, Ilford since March 2009
- Vocal tutor at Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton since May 2016
- Stewart Headlam primary school, through Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service, January-March 2016
- Vocal tutor and Singing as enrichment choir leader at Plashet school, east ham 2011-2013 & 2015-2016
- Peripatetic vocal tutor at Chadwell heath academy, Romford, 2012-2015
- Singing teacher at Hawkswood PRU, Chingford through B-Kreativ Since May-July 2015
- Choir director of Trust In Harmony Community choir - East London NHS mental health trust 2010-2014
Vocal tutor at Langdon school from Sept 2010 till July 2012
- Peripatetic vocal teacher for Newham Music Trust from April 2007 till July 2010 (Langdon school, Kingsford school, Plashet school, St Angelas school, Forest gate community school, Stratford school, New Vic college and the Newham Music Academy)
- Lead and assistant worker for Butterfly project - Music project for young people with disabilities at Newham music academy Feb 2010 - May 2010
- Head of vocals for CASEx academy in Ilford 2009-2010            
- Boys to men singing workshop (ages 11-16) April 2009
- Music tech and vocals at City gates pilot project 2009
- Assistant Music technology tutor for Project with Disabled young people at the Round house 2008
- Vocal tutor for Taitt (Performing arts) Academy 2006
- Sessional youth worker, Junior Core Group worker and Interventions Coordinator at Baseline Youth Inclusion Project barking 2002-2005             
- Classroom assistant/learning support/special needs assistant in various schools in London through Exclusive agency (2002-2003)
- Youth and Childrens work placement, Pais project, Newton Abbot, Devon (2001-2002)
- Camp councillor/singing tutor/auxiliary sound engineer at Camp Keystone, Salvation army camp resort, Florida 2001
- Singing teacher for Metro Summer Camp, Lambeth college (ages 8-15) 1999


Current singing        
Backing singer for Noel Robinson (Integrity Music) since May 2010. As part of Kingdom Worship Movement, I’ve sung Backing vocals for Israel Houghton, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Hillsong, Dave Bilbrough, Sonnie Badu, Noel Richards, Lara Martin, Mark Beswick, Ben Cantelon, Lou Fellingham, Elim sound, Donna Akodu, Aaron T Aaron, Godfrey Birtill, Marcia Walder-Thomas, Mark Stevens, Seth and Nirva, Dani Miche and more. I sing in House Of Troops (and backing vocals for Support UK Gospel acts), Sound of tha Saintz (under direction of Solomon Facey). Session singing for Visual Ministries. Backing vocals for Denyse Anyogu. Worship at IGC Burnt oak. My own material

Previously singing Backing for Helen Yousaf, Steve and Velveta Thompson, Joseph Perry, Jon Bilbrough, Carren Richards and as part of International Ministry Singers for Beverley Crawford and Twinkie Clark. Naomi Thompson, Higher praise, Grace London Worship, Obsessions choir, City gates worship, Voices United choir. Session singing with Taw Music and Sound of Distinction Ltd. Acoustic Soul/RnB/Jazz with Andy Black (guitar) at the bar of the Theatre Royal, Stratford, East London, July 2006-2011

Other information: I am a member of the Musicians Union, Youth music, Sound connections, Music manifesto, Lonsas and Sound sense. Fully CRB/DBS checked. Arts awards advisor Bronze and silver. A Musicians Union Learning Advisor.