South East Area Representative
Greek-French mezzo-soprano Louisa Barry is living and teaching in South East London. She studied at Trinity College of Music and at Canterbury Christ Church University with specialisation in voice performance. She has trained with Ameral Gunson, Ava June, Fragkiskos Voutsinos and Raymond Connell.
Louisa is an active performer and recitalist in the UK and abroad although in recent years she has been focusing more on her professional development in her journey to specialise in Singing Voice Rehabilitation.
As a singing teacher Louisa has over 19 years of teaching experience with ages from 5-70 years old and styles ranging from classical, pop, music theatre, jazz, rock, folk etc. She has taught 1-2-1 and in small or large groups.
She teaches in Southeast and Central London and also as a visiting music teacher at Marymount International School in London and Francis Holland Sloane Square and runs a KS2 choir at a primary school in SE London.
Other than AOTOS Louisa is a member of the ISM, BVA, Equity and VHE. Louisa has completed the Classical Voice Training course with Professor Janice Chapman and Dr Ron Morris and has also completed level I of the Core Singing course with Meribeth Dayme, PhD and the first level of training with Sing to Beat (Singing for Parkinsons).
She qualified in 2020 as a Vocal Health First Aider and in 2022 as a Vocal Habilitation Professional with Vocal Health Education.
Louisa is also a Mental Health First Aider and is now studying a course of Counselling Skills for Singing Teachers with VHE.
As South East Rep she would mostly like to bring people together as she strongly believes in peer mentorship and supervision being one of the most empowering forces in our sometimes ‘solitary’ profession. She would also love to assist in creating links to introducing latest voice developments and ideas to our part of the world.