MUSICAL AND CHORAL DIRECTION
Ben has enjoyed a twenty-year career as a musical director working across the UK. A reflective product of this has been his continued work in musical theatre education at the highest level. Countless of his former singing students enjoy successful careers in the West End and beyond.
Ben’s broad work portfolio within the FE and HE colleges includes musical direction, choral direction and arranging, singing teaching (with knowledge and use of Estill and other methods), vocal coaching, dramaturgy, acting through song, external moderating, audition preparation, and lecturing in musical theatre history.
His permanent posts have included Arts Educational (London), Guildford School of Acting, and the London College of Music, and he has been on the faculty as a musical director and singing teacher at Laine Theatre Arts since 2012.
Ben has also worked for the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban, Mountview Academy, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Drama Studio London, and Starquest Performers College. He has lectured in musical theatre and opera for universities including London, Surrey, Kingston and Portsmouth. He is also a visiting coach and accompanist at Streatham and Clapham High School.