Nia has a broad base of experience and works in a variety of situations.
Her initial training was at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, specialising in voice and jazz music. Her performance history is on a national and international scale, ranging from international music festivals, gigs at Ronnie Scott's and Southbank Centre to solo performances at the Royal Albert Hall. She has also released two successful albums with 33Jazz Records and has a flourishing songwriting career, writing music for children’s books to iTunes download of the week.
She has facilitated, led and created numerous short and longer term vocational courses, again both on a national and international basis. One of her recent projects saw her lead a choir of 80 adults as part of the London Jazz Festival programme at Southbank Centre. To continue her studies and teaching practice, Nia completed a two-year Masters programme at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, specialising in leadership skills, fully rounding herself as a portfolio musician and workshop leader.
As well as working in music education and being a professional performer, Nia has always had great interest in the theatrical process and its connection with the voice. She has performed as an actor/musician for many companies including a singing role with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Recently Nia completed a second Masters course, specialising in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech & Drama. Fellow alumni include Cicely Berry, Patsy Rodenburg and Barbara Housman. She is a keen educationalist with a passion and drive to integrate the singing voice with the speaking voice and the whole voice into the theatrical process.