Jemma Bird (Principal)
Hello! My name is Jemma and I am the Principal of Little Voices in Brentford East and Ealing. I have been teaching for 14 years after receiving a BA Hons in Music and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. I am a trained classical and musical theatre singer, pianist, producer and songwriter.
Over the past 14 years I have been Head of Year, Head of Music and Head of Vocational Subjects- at one point all at the same time!I am a Specialist Leader of Educationwhich involves training trainee teachers and coaching teachers about how to help pupils develop important life skills through the curriculum.
I believe so much in the importanceof teaching the Arts in education to help develop transferable skills. I have produced and choreographed many shows including Hairsprayand Into the Woods. One of the biggest projects I have accomplished is organising an Arts Weekfor 15 different schools across England! Performing Arts was such a big part of my childhood. I performed in musicals, sang in choirs and went on tour with a Concert Band around the South of France.
All of the memories and the experience I had growing up has given me the passion to provide other children with the same opportunities.
Chloe Rollond (Lead Tutor)
Chloe grew up performing in musicals in her home city of Perth, Western Australia. When she graduated from school she moved to Melbourne to study at Federation University Arts Academy. While studying she was a part of several productions, including playing the lead roles of Kim in Bye Bye Birdie and Johanna in Sweeney Todd.
While studying Chloe worked as a Children’s Entertainer, which is where she discovered her love of working with children. After graduating with her Bachelor of Musical Theatre (First Class Honours), Chloe found out she had been accepted into the prestigious Masters of Musical Theatre course at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and she began her next adventure as she moved to the other side of the world.
Whilst in Cardiff Chloe was Dance Captain, as well as playing the role of Jenny, in their production of Company. She was also part of the cast of the UK premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Chloe graduated with her Masters and the Prudence Emlyn-Jones Award for Dance in 2019 which is when she packed up her life again and started her dream of living in London. In London Chloe began teaching children and loves that she can share her love of singing and drama with the next generation of performers.
Carys Gaylor (Performing Arts Tutor and Theatre Week Manager)
Carys graduated from Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford in 2018 on the Acting for Stage and Screen course after gaining the Steven Hartley Scholarship.
At drama school, Carys played a variety of contrasting roles in plays, films and musical theatre including Madame Desmortes in Ring Round the Moon, Vernon’s Mom in Vernon God Little and the “Not-You” Chorus Girl/Shirley Markowitz/Judge Maxwell in The Producers.
Since graduating, Carys has been fortunate enough to work as an actor/singer, having toured Ireland with Pentabus Theatre Company and worked with the UK’s leading children’s theatre, Polka Theatre. She also has just wrapped another project and made her professional screen debut, keep eyes peeled for more information!
Megan Humphreys (Assistant, Tutor and Social Media Manager)
Originally from South Wales, Megan graduated from London College of Music in 2021 with a First Class Hons in Musical Theatre.
During drama school Megan played a variety of roles including Janet in “ The Drowsy Chaperone”. Since graduating Megan has been lucky enough to have toured with TAG Live on their Uk summer Tour of “Once Upon a Panto” casted by Pearson Castings. She has also performed in concerts around London. Touring with a pantomime and seeing so many children falling in love with theatre only made Megan’s passion bigger and brought her onto teaching children. Megan has also been lucky enough to be a part of The Shakespeare Festivals from 2014-2016 playing various roles including Hermia “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Katherine “ The Taming of the Shrew”.
Megan also has experience teaching children with SEN and understands the importance of feeling valued, understood and accepted. Megan is thrilled to be joining the Little Voices Team and cannot wait to share her passion with the children at Little Voices.
Ella Beddow (Assistant and Performing Arts Tutor)
Ella Trained in Musical Theatre at London College of Music. Ella has a great deal of experience with various theatre productions. She began teaching musical theatre at 17 years old at a performing arts school in Devon and has taught at various performing arts schools in London. Ella cannot wait to share her passion of performing arts with all the children at Little Voices.
Georgia Garton (Assistant and Performing Arts Tutor)
Georgia just recently graduated from London College of Music in Musical Theatre, where she has just recently played the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Georgia has grown up performing from the age of 4 where she attended performing arts lessons for 11 years. She has also performed in the professional touring version of Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat, in the children’s choir.
Georgia has undertaken Grades 1-8 in LAMDA Musical Theatre along side achieving her Level 6 Diploma in Music Performance LLCM in Performance from London College of Music Examinations. Georgia cannot wait to share her same passion with everyone at Little Voices!
Kathleen Anne Greene (1-1)
Kathleen Anne Greene graduated at the London College of Music with a BMus (First Class Honours) in 2015 under the tutelage of Sandra Ford. During her studies at the LCM, she was awarded the prestigious Dr William Barry Trust Fund scholarship.
Kathleen made her public stage debut in 2009 as Johanna in the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation’s production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. She has appeared as Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck) and Fire/Nightingale (L’enfant et les sortilèges, Ravel) at the LCM, and Nancy (Oliver!, Bart) with RCHK.
Operatic roles include 1st Boy (The Magic Flute, Mozart) with Hampstead Garden Opera, and 2nd Witch (Dido and Aeneas, Gluck) with Helios Collective and Chorus for Collision, a new opera by Lewis Coenen-Rowe.
In 2017, Kathleen had the privilege to sing at Wembley Stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final in front of nearly 70,000 fans. She has also placed 1st in both the Lieder and French Song classes at the Ealing Music Festival (2016), and was also a finalist in the AESS’ Courtney Kenny Award (2016). In previous years, she has won the Michael James Singers’ Prize for Oratorio, was awarded Highly Commended in the John Ireland Competition, and placed both 1st and 2nd in the Hong Kong Music and Speech Festival’s competition for Vocal Solo.
During the summer of 2016, she participated in the National Opera Studios’ Intro to Opera Short Course. In 2015, she has participated in workshops by Sally Burgess as well as the British Youth Opera.
Beth Crame (Performing Arts Tutor)
Harriet Munday (Performing Arts Tutor)