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
Certificate in Music Workshop Skills at Goldsmiths, University of London 2009
Diploma in Youth Work, Level 3, George Williams, YMCA College 2004


Experience as a teacher:

Teaching singing since 1996. Youth worker and informal educator.


Current teaching work:

- Freelance private and group vocal tutor and vocal workshop leader since 1996
- Vocal tutor at Park School for Girls, Ilford since 2009
- Peripatetic vocal tutor at Chadwell heath academy, Romford since 2012
- Singing teacher at Hawkswood PRU, Chingford through B-Kreativ Since May 2015
- Workshops and group vocal training for churches and community groups


Previous teaching work:

- Choir director of Trust In Harmony Community choir - East London NHS mental health trust 2010-2014
- Vocal tutor at Plashet school, East ham 2011-2013
- Vocal tutor at Langdon school 2010-2012
- Peripatetic vocal teacher for Newham Music Trust 2007-2010 (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 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
- Youth leader at Ilford Elim/City Gates Christian centre 1996-2006
- Singing teacher for Metro Summer Camp, Lambeth college (ages 8-15) 1999
- Private singing teacher since 1996


Current singing work:

I sing for/with UK Gospel/Christian artist Noel Robinson

As part of Kingdom worship movement we have sung with Israel Houghton, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Hillsong, Dave Bilbrough, Sonnie Badu, Noel Richards, Lara Martin, Mark Beswick,  Elim sound, Donna Akodu, Aaron T Aaron, Godfrey Birtill, Marcia Walder-Thomas, Mark Stevens and Dani Miche.

In House Of Troops (and backing vocals for Support UK Gospel acts) and Sound of tha Saintz (under direction of Solomon Facey). Session singing for Visual Ministries. Backing for Denyse Anyogu. Own material.          


Previous singing work:

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 singer with Taw Music and Sound of Distinction Ltd. Acoustic Soul/RnB/Jazz with Andy Black (guitar) 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 (last carried out Aug 2013). Arts awards advisor Bronze and silver. A Musicians Union Learning Advisor.