Benjamin Costello MA PGDip BMus FRSA has a portfolio career as a freelance musical director, singing coach, accompanist and adjudicator working in diverse genres, but principally musical theatre and vocal music, and he has been involved as a musical director with numerous productions across the U.K.
Ben has worked extensively for most of the major performing arts colleges including Arts Ed, Mountview, GSA and LAMDA. He has also worked for the LCM, the RAM, the universities of London, Surrey and Kingston, and currently teaches singing at Laine Theatre Arts.
Ben adjudicates at competitive festivals and schools throughout the U.K. as an adjudicator member of both the British and International Federation of Festivals and the Schools Music Association.
For several years principal singing tutor and Director of Music/SMT at Shrewsbury House, he now maintains a busy private practice in South-West London, preparing singers of all ages for performances, auditions and exams. View current rates.£40 per hour.
He enjoys a long association with the arts in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames: Formerly Chairman of Kingston Arts Council and Artistic Director of the biennial Kingston Festival of the Voice, he is currently Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers and Artistic Director of Thames Concerts Ltd.
Ben can be contacted on +44 (0)7889 659324
(Biography updated: May 2013)
Member, Incorporated Society of Musicians