Staff Profile

  • Leon has been teaching voice and singing lessons for more than ten years. Leon initially trained as a musician and is a proficient pianist, saxophonist, clarinetist as well as highly experienced vocalist.

    He went on to train as an actor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and continues to work as an actor, musician, director and voice coach in professional theatre, TV, Film and Radio. His performance credits include: Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Malvolio & Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Sir Lucius O’Trigger in The Rivals (which he also directed), Eric de Vene in A Slice of Saturday Night (Edinburgh Festival), as well as innumerable corporate, e-learning and EfL recordings as a voiceover artist.

    He has worked as a singing teacher at the world-famous Brit School, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and on the Musical Theatre degree course at Colchester Institute. He also lectures in voice at The University of Northampton and has been a visiting tutor at ArtsEd, ALRA, WAC Arts, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Rose Bruford College, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Institute of Arts (Barcelona), Drama Studio London, AMTA, Goldsmith’s College (University of London), University Centre Weston, and many other vocational and university training programmes across the UK and Europe. Due to the diversity of Leon’s training and experience, he approaches his teaching and performance from musical, theatrical, directorial and technical voice perspectives. 

    This is all underpinned by the Estill Model, which provides a physiological basis on which to build a reliable, effective, responsive and expert voice for all his clients, irrespective of age or previous experience. He is an Estill Master Trainer and in the process of completing his Estill Mentor and Course Instructor certification.

    Leon also holds a MFA in Voice Studies from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.