We have four singing teachers working at the NMC.

Jenny Moore

Jenny began singing at the age of 13 in small music groups and school performances. After studying music at Newcastle College she sang in various bands in North East England and on cruise ships around the world - she has recently returned from a two-month cruise in the Caribbean. As well as her busy teaching schedule at the NMC and in local schools Jenny sings with local bands, specialising in function work.

Richard Judson MMus BA(Hons) DipABRSM

Richard began singing at an early age with his local church choir and went on to sing with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. He then completed a BA (Hons) in Communication Arts specialising in music at York St. John College, followed by a masters degree in vocal performance at The University of Newcastle. As well as the NMC, Richard teaches in schools and colleges and works as a freelance vocal coach and musical director with theatre groups and choirs. He also works with several bands and ensembles as a vocalist, guitarist, bassist and pianist. He has experience of successfully preparing students for ABRSM and LCM exams and diplomas in classical singing, pop vocals and musical theatre. Past students have gone on to perform professionally and gain places at some of the countries leading theatre schools and universities.

Zoë Jackson

Zoë's love of choral and classical music began when she became one of the first girl choristers in the Durham Cathedral Choir in 2009. She then had the honour of being appointed Head Chorister in 2010 and has since continued singing lessons with teacher Miranda Wright. Zoë was a member of the National Youth Choir from 2011 - 2015 and has sung as both a choir member and soloist at many venues, including the Sage Gateshead, the Royal Albert Hall, the Southbank Centre, Birmingham Town Hall and many prestigious cathedrals. In 2012 Zoë was also a member of The Young Musicians Programme at The Sage, Gateshead, where she attended weekly theory, musicianship, piano, flute, ensemble and alexander technique lessons. Zoë has been a Samling Academy member since 2016, taking part in intensive training weekends with world-class professionals from the fields of opera, teaching, drama and movement. In 2017 Samling celebrated it's 21st birthday in which Zoë had the honour of singing as part of the chorus of their 'Coming of age' concert, held at the Sage, Gateshead and involved Sir Thomas Allen and The Royal Northern Sinfonia. Zoë performs regularly with The Miranda Wright Singers, both locally and at music festivals such as Saltburn music festival, and Ryedale festival. She has also taken part in many masterclasses with professionals such as Ann Lampard MBE, Claire Booth and Richard Morris. Zoë teaches at The Chorister School Durham and The Northern Music Centre in Heaton. 

Laura Kennedy BA (Hons) ATCL

Laura began singing at the age of 12 and started singing lessons with Richard Judson at the Northern Music Centre at the age of 14. During this period she gained an ALCM in Music Theatre and went on to read Community Music (BA Hons) at the University of Sunderland. She has a wide range of performing experience, singing at some of the largest venues in the North East including the Sage Gateshead, Theatre Royal and City Hall. In addition to her work at the Northern Music Centre, Laura regularly partakes in workshops across the country with professional casts, and teaches students of all ages privately.