Paula OSullivan

Associate Lecturer – Vocal Tutor

Paula OSullivan


Born in Glasgow, Paula studied for her BA (Mus Perf) at the RSAMD (now RCS), followed by Postgraduate Diplomas specialising in Lieder/Oratorio and Opera Studies. Her professional career began as a performer; starting off as a chorister then soloist at Glyndebourne and Scottish Opera, then mainly as a soloist with companies all over the UK, with the occasional foray into Europe. In addition to Opera and Classical music, ongoing personal interest led to further development of skills in order to perform Musical Theatre, Jazz and Pop.

Paula teaches a variety of genres of singing, both privately and in academic settings, and combines with Choir Directing and performing to build a busy musical life. Paula is passionate about the singing actor/performer, and is an enthusiastic continuing student of the voice and vocal pedagogy, in order to support an individual-centred approach to vocal teaching.

Extra-curricular interests include Pilates and Martial Arts – Paula is a 2nd Dan Karate Black Belt.

Other department members

Drew Varley
Lecturer in Cabaret (Dance) Associate Lecturer in Musical Theatre Triple Threat (Dance)

Drew trained at Bridget Espinosa’s London Studio Centre and on graduating, has performed and held numerous positions within the dance and musical theatre industry.

Ian Massa-Harris-McFeely
Associate Lecturer in Music — Vocal Tutor

Ian has appeared at London Coliseum, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Opera Holland Park, The Round House, Royal Albert Hall, The Lyric Theatre, The Bloomsbury, The Apollo Theatre (Shaftsbury Avenue),  The Warehouse, Il Duomo (Florence), Rome (various venues), Arcola Theatre, and many more.

Bob Thompson
Associate Lecturer — Acting for Film

Having originally trained as an actor/teacher at Bretton Hall College, Leeds University and then graduating in Drama and Film Studies at Bristol University, Bob became a lecturer first at Glasgow University and Bretton Hall, specializing in theatre and film skills.

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