About Heather

Heather studied music at the Royal College of Music, London, where she was an Under-graduate student and a Post-graduate student in the Opera School. She has a Masters in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Heather has performed Internationally in Opera, Theatre, Music Theatre, TV, Radio and Concerts, with companies such as Pavilion Opera, Lumiere and Son Theatre Company, Three Choirs Festival, Channel 4 & BBC TV and Artichoke Productions UK. Also; Calculated Risks Opera, The Australian Opera, The Sydney Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Queensland, ABC TV and the Queensland Theatre Company in Australia.

She has sung on backing tracks including on the solo album for the late Michael Hutchence (INXS) as well as jingles and TV in Australia and the UK.

Until recently Heather taught singing and voice at the University of Surrey in PATS and the Guildford School of Acting. She was a singing teacher with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and has facilitated master-classes in singing performance with the Yehudi Menuhin School, the National Youth Choir and various other Universities and Schools in the UK. She was a freelance trainer with Resonance Voice Company, London, UK. Clients included: the Foreign and Commonwealth Office London, The Wellcome Trust and the Metropolitan Police.

Heather has recently returned to Australia. She currently offers Singing teaching, Voice training, Accent and Dialect coaching, Workshops and Master-classes - through her company ‘The Art Of Voice’ and is also a examiner for the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) in singing and musical theatre singing.

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Louise Kerr

DIRECTOR RESONANCE VOICE TRAINING

I have known Heather since we studied together in 2001 on our MA Voice at Central School of Speech and Drama. Following graduation and while continuing her work as a singing teacher and voice coach she began to work for Resonance Voice Training Ltd.  For 7 years she was a Lead Associate of the company working on contracts at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and The Wellcome Trust in London, as well as for other clients. With SHL/CEB she was part of a team that was invited to Stockholm to train.

She was fundamental to the credibility of the company as it became established. Her professional singing qualifications and experience soon matched by those for spoken voice. She is much missed.  

She is a superb teacher and coach. She quickly builds trust and rapport and always leaves her clients feeling confident in their enhanced skills.

Dr Jenevora Williams

Singing Teacher and Author

Heather Keens had seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm for working with voices. Her detailed anatomical knowledge and its application had led her to her unique workshop approach addressing presentation skills and the speaking voice in the workplace. Her experience and empathy has enabled her to make a contribution over many years to the singing teaching within the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. Her specialist research into phonetics and dialect made her the obvious choice as a lecturer in the Guildford School of Acting. Heather is also a consummate performer; her extensive repertoire ranges from all styles of classical singing through to Avant Garde, Musical Theatre, Jazz and other contemporary styles. She has given practical workshops and masterclasses in these, ranging from Jazz singing at the Yehudi Menuhin School to Musical Theatre at Surrey University. I have worked alongside Heather for many years in several of these contexts and I am constantly amazed and impressed by her imagination and understanding.

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