Kerry Boyle - Director 


Kerry Boyle studied Music and English at the University of Keele and Voice at Trinity College of Music and has Masters degrees in both English Literature and Education. She is currently pursuing Doctoral studies in education at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her research interests include the nature of knowledge in the culture of instrumental teaching and learning and the development of professional identity in instrumental and vocal teachers.
Kerry has a broad performance experience from Oratorio to chamber recital and worked with various organisations as a mezzo soprano before specialising in music education. As a teacher and choral director Kerry has worked with singers of every age and ability. Specialising in vocal technique, her students include musical theatre specialists, jazz singers and opera singers. She has established partnerships and ‘twinning’ projects with practitioners, choirs and ensembles in France, Holland, Italy, Germany, Hungary and Greece.
In addition to her work as Director of Canterbury Vocals, Kerry is a music examiner and choral arranger and
she is a teacher consultant on the MusicTeacher.co.uk/ Musicians'  Union Art Of Teaching project. Kerry currently teaches voice at Canterbury Christ Church University and directs Canterbury Girls’ Choir, Canterbury Ladies Choir and the Canterbury Voices. 

 

 

Singing can be a life enhancing activity with the potential to benefit the person as a whole. Research suggests that the act of singing can impact positively on breathing, posture, mental health and self esteem. Many are put off singing at an early age and are therefore denied the potential benefits of using the voice either as an individual or with others.

I work with a range of inspirational musicians to provide singing activities for individuals and groups in the Canterbury area. My aim, whether in individual one to one sessions, group lessons, workshops, choral activities or short term projects is to encourage every individual to achieve their full potential vocally while ensuring a positive, worthwhile experience for all concerned.  It is never too early or too late to discover and enjoy the power of your own voice!