Singing Teacher & Vocal Coach

Deborah Milledge has many years’ experience of teaching singing and coaching singers of all ages, from infant to senior. Her teaching is soundly based on her deep technical understanding of the human voice, together with a passion for all kinds of expression and communication through singing. 

She is an established singing teacher working with students at several schools in South Cumbria, and also has a busy private teaching practice. Her students have achieved many successes in grade exams, auditions and music festivals.

A particular area of Deborah's interest is the cultivation of safe singing for young voices. Responsible, informed teaching ensures no damage to vulnerable developing voices while forming sound fundamental technique and healthy habits for lifelong singing.

She has also helped singers prepare short-term for particular projects: TV and college auditions, public and private performances.

She is musical director of the Ghyll Singers ladies’ choir in Ulverston, Barrow Male Voice Choir (Barrow-in-Furness) and also directs singing ensembles in the schools where she teaches. 

Deborah's open classical performance initiative, Limelight, provides opportunities for all classical musicians and audience to develop their performance skills and appreciation of music-making.

(Congratulations to Deborah’s pupils and choirs for their achievements:

To Barrow Male Voice Choir and the Ghyll Singers, Aristea, Becky, Bella, Ellie,  Hugh, Martha, Oliver, Owen, Rebecca, Rhea and Varenka for their lovely performances at South Cumbria Musical Festival, well done all! - March 2018

And to Holly and Rebecca for their exam performances - March 2018

And to Hugh for fortitude on a busy day - March 2018 

And to Rebecca for her audition success - February 2018

And to the Ghyll Singers for a fantastic concert with a world premiere! - December 2017

And to Ellie, Hana, Lydia, Rebecca and Varenka for their exam success - November 2017

And to Emma, Rebecca and Chloe for their exam success - July 2017

And to the Ghyll Singers for two excellent Summer concerts in quick succession - July 2017

And to Ellie, Martha and Thomas for their great contributions to a wonderful Shrek - July 2017 

And to Furness Bach Choir for a fine concert - June 2017

And to Ellie, Oliver, Rebecca, Varenka, Martha, Lydia, Jamie, Owen, the Ghyll Singers and Barrow Male Voice Choir for their fine performances at the South Cumbria Music Festival - March 2017

And to Holly, Hugh and Iona for their exam success - March 2017

And to Emma for a fine performance - December 2016

And to Jack and Oliver for fine performances - November 2016

And to Chloe, Hana, Libby, Lydia, Rebecca, Jamie and Neil for their exam success - November 2016

And to Lydia, Xanthe, Martha for their contributions to a fabulous Oliver! - November 2016 

And to Oliver, Owen and the Ghyll Singers for a magnificent concert - June 2016

And to Varenka, Oliver, Demi, Holly, Iesha, Iona, Emma, Owen and the Ghyll Singers for their wonderful performances at the South Cumbria Musical Festival - March 2016  

And to Emily, Iona and Hannah for their exam achievements - March 2016 

And to Lucas for his audition success - March 2016

And to Georgia, Oliver and Iesha for their exam achievements - November 2015 

And to Thomas, Lydia, Martha, Cameron and all the company (especially the nuns!) for their fantastic ensemble performance of The Sound of Music - November 2015

And to Chloe, Subhash, Hana, Lydia, Maisie, Rebecca, Libby, Hugh, Holly, Heather, Phoebe and Kira for their exam achievements - July 2015 

And to Lucas for his spectacular exam achievement - June 2015

And to Ciará, Varenka, Subhash, Lydia, Rebecca, Chloe, Libby, Oliver, Owen, Ellie, Hugh, Iona, Iesha, Rebecca and the Ghyll Singers for their wonderful perfomances at the South Cumbria Musical Festival - March 2015

And to Murray and all the company for their charismatic performance of The Addams Family - November 2014

And to Aliyah, Kira, Emily, Ella and Emily for their exam achievements - July 2014 (yes, two different students called Emily)

And to Neil, Ciará, Varenka, Hannah, Emily, Lexi, Iona, Iesha, Murray, Owen and Elinore for their fantastic solo performances in South Cumbria Musical Festival and the Ghyll Singers for an outstanding performance in the ladies choir class! - April 2014 

And to Rebecca for her stamina  - April 2014

And to Iesha and Amy for their exam achievements - November 2013

And to Murray for compelling performances in Annie and Dido & Aeneas in consecutive weeks! - November 2013

And to Carenza, Izzy, Iona and Kira for their exam achievements - 24 July 2013

And to Catherine for her great audition achievement - 19 July 2013

And to Iona, Elinore, Murray and Molly on their delightful solo performances in South Cumbria Musical Festival, to Cartmel Priory School Choir for their great performances and to the Ghyll Singers for a superb performance in the ladies choir class! - 22 March 2013

And to Alice for her recent successful college audition! - 18 Mar 2013

And to Rachel and Murray for their storming performances in Grease -  14-16 November 2012

And to Leah, Lorna and Bronte for their recent successful college auditions! - 8 Feb 2012

And to Megan, Emma, Cai and Charlotte for their fabulous performances in Beauty and the Beast - 31 March 2012

And to Elinore, Chloe, Iesha, Sky, Charlotte, Megan, Molly and Daisy for their great solo performances at South Cumbria Musical Festival - 30 March 2012

And to Daisy and Molly for their exam results - 10 April 2012

And Charlotte, Megan and Iesha for their exam success - August 2012)



April 2018