Sharon Durant

Freelance Vocal Specialist
@sedurant
gospelchoir.org.uk


How long have you been working for Musical Futures?
I started working with MF a few years ago, devising the Find Your Voice training with another colleague, Rob Kitchen.

What do you do? 
I am a Vocal Leader so I currently deliver workshops and training for teachers following the Find Your Voice model

What is your background?
I am a very experienced Vocal Leader and work with all ages, from Early Years to older people. I am also a multi-instrumentalist and song writer. As a qualified secondary science teacher, I am particularly interested in songs to support curriculum learning and have a large selection of science, maths, english and other curriculum songs which I teach in schools and also perform in a science show for KS2/3. I particularly love Gospel music and Improvisation and specialise in large group singing e.g. Big Sings, Team-building sessions etc.

Five words that sum up Musical Futures:
Intuitive, student-centred, facilitative, fun, creative

What music are you listening to at the moment? 
UK pop charts (to make sure I’m familiar with what the young people ask for), Wouz Kaly (I’ve just spend a week delivering World Voice training in Senegal so this artist was recommended to me by the teachers)

Sharon played a pivotal role in devising, testing and rolling out the Musical Futures: Find Your Voice approach