Rebecca initially earned a degree in Geology from Staffordshire University and worked briefly in the oil industry and environmental remediation sector before realising that she’s not really an outside kind of girl! She then spent the next ten years in various administrative roles whilst undertaking various musical pursuits in her spare time. After a redundancy in 2016, she chose to return to higher education and pursue a long-delayed career in music.
In 2017, she earned a Graduate Diploma in Music from University of Leeds; she is currently completing a Masters in Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching at the University of York. She hopes to continue her academic career by undertaking a PhD in Vocal Pedagogy at the University of York in 2019.
She has played flute from the age of 12 and over the years has participated in many ensembles, orchestras and concert bands around Nottinghamshire. Singing came much later in life but is now her primary instrument. She is a privately trained full-lyric soprano, who has performed internationally, working alongside artists from the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Opera North and Westminster Abbey. She is now concentrating her efforts on teaching, offering private one-to-one singing lessons, to all ages and abilities from her music studio in York.
She joined the AOTOS council as Editor in July 2018.