All staff at Little Voices Mid Kent are suitably qualified, experienced, insured and hold Enhanced DBS checks.
Mid Kent Principal – Jessica Norman
Jess has been principal of Little Voices Mid Kent since May 2019 when she launched her first centre in Maidstone, Kent.
Jess trained in music and performing arts from a young age. After achieving her A-levels in music and dance she attended The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford where she attained her BA in Music Performance specialising in technical contemporary singing. She then went on to attain her IDTA Musical Theatre Diploma and more recently has spent the year at The Centre Performing Arts College attending vocational training in dance, drama & singing and training as a dance teacher.
Alongside teaching Jess has also been performing professionally since the age of 17 and at a variety of prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, British High Commission and Irish Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Jess is passionate about building self-confidence and skill in young people to help them achieve success! She is also passionate about promoting young peoples mental health and wellbeing and is a qualified mental health first aider with the MFHA England.
Jess is also a licensed chaperone, qualified first aider and fire warden.
Drama & Singing Tutor – Megan Clarke
Megan has loved performing since she was a toddler, following this passion through her school years & attending an extra-curricular theatre school at the weekends.
Following her A-Levels, she went on to vocational college studying for 3 years & gaining both her Diploma in Music, and her Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre – it was during this time that she first began teaching Musical Theatre & Contemporary performance for a local stage school.
Moving to Brighton, she continued with both teaching and her studies, gaining a First Class BA (Hons) in Theatre Arts & Musical Theatre.
Her most notable roles include Molly Jensen in Ghost – The Musical, Ilse in Spring Awakening, & Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Meg has also starred in some short films, performed at The Brighton Fringe Festival, in pantomime, and as a featured dancer at the ExCel Centre in London to name just a few of her credits.
Meg has always had an affinity and love for working with young people, and is dedicated to creating an inclusive & fun environment, celebrating & challenging each individual!
Drama & Singing Tutor – Amy Paterson
Amy has a passion for Acting and Singing and has performed in several amateur productions, including a professional play and Cabaret. Her most notable roles include Mrs Johnston in Blood Brothers, Rosie Price in Things I Know To Be True and Catherine Morland in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.
Amy has a background in Art and Special Education; with a Level 3 Diploma in Fine Art and a Degree in Deaf Studies, Special Needs and Inclusion Studies. At the age of fifteen, Amy attended an Adult Education Centre after school to gain her Level 1 and Level 2 British Sign Language Qualifications. This sparked her interest in wanting to work with children and young adults.
Since graduating, Amy has worked as a Support Worker, a Teaching Assistant, a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, a Communication and Inclusion Lead and a Forest School Lead Practitioner.
Alongside working as a Tutor for Little Voices, Amy currently works as a Librarian, a Group Reading Tutor, an Enrichment Coordinator, a Youth Worker, and an Artist Assistant.
Amy is also a Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Officer, as well as a qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner with a Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid.
Meg and Jess enjoying our photo booth at our Christmas 2021 fundraiser!
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