The Academy of Vocal Arts

Founded by West End singer, Katy Treharne (BMus) (Phantom of the Opera) & Nathan Lubbock-Smith, vocal coach, actor (RADA) and singer, The Academy of Vocal Arts is a specialist school that focuses primarily on the Voice. Our background is working with all disciplines of stagecraft at any age, it's never too early or too late to learn how to sing!

The Academy

Many of our Students have gone on to professional work in the Music Industry and Musical Theatre business.

Even if you don't want a career in the arts, nurturing talent and enjoying singing with others is what we love to help inspire.   

We focus on helping students find their natural voices, building confidence through working together and applying this to every day life in a fun and results-driven environment.

It’s a fun, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Come try us out!

Making it Fun!

Whether it’s pursuing a career in theatre or wanting to do it for fun and explore your own voice.

For those wanting to pursue a career in musical theatre, we believe that the voice gets left behind.

If you want a career in Musical Theatre and your focus is dance, remember you'll still need to be able to sing at every audition. 

Every year we hold concerts & shows, encouraging everyone to sing solo at whatever level you are.

Remember nerves are completely normal and singing a solo to an audience can be a huge confidence boost, as well as a thrilling experience!

First and foremost they believe in having fun and creating a comfortable class environment to get the best out of the singers.


Katy and Nathan hold many workshops for professional singers for working with vocal problems or wish to address different vocal issues, such as the vocal break also known as the passaggio.

Katy and Nathan will lead all classes together, having taught together for many years since they met on a theatre job in 2011. They're both really approachable if you feel you have any vocal problems to address.

If you're interested please go to our professional workshops page.

The school is delighted to offer guest teachers from the West End, UK and Worldwide tours. Please visit our tutors page for more information.

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