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Dina Azzam

Dina Azzam

Instruments: Voice

Dina works across a variety of genres ranging from Jazz to Contemporary Music. She holds a master’s degree in Jazz Vocals from the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden in Germany, specialising in methodology and didactics of the voice. She has over 15 years of teaching experience and is currently teaching Jazz courses at the City Lit Institute in London, has taught at the Vocational College for the blind and visually disabled in Nuremberg and was head of the ‘Freie Musikschule Music Loft’, Aachen.

She has worked with students of all ages and levels in a variety of musical genres. Dina’s main focus is giving the necessary technical and musical tools to sing with confidence and ease.

Dina teaches the Junior Choirs, Adult Beginner Choir and is available for individual lessons.

DinaAzzam.co.uk

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Francesca Confortini

Francesca Confortini

Instruments: Voice, Choir

Francesca has been a professional singer for over ten year around Europe, with a background in band fronting, backing vocals, session singing and musical theatre. After graduating in Performing Arts at SDM (Scuola del Musical) in Milan, she began her career as a musical theatre performer starring as Carmen Diaz in the musical 'Fame', and toured around the country with her former band 7s8 for two years.

She moved to London in 2013, where she attended the BMus course in Popular Music Performance at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and graduated with first class honours.

Francesca is a busy, gigging vocalist in different genres, fronting the gypsy jazz touring band Gypsy Dynamite, the international soul band London Soul Section, the Swingpunks Jazz Big Band, her own trio Jazz Silhouettes and her funk ensemble WSFB. She also stars in Dolce Vita Live, an Italian themed show alongside her colleague and ICMP tutor Bruno D'Ambra.

She has been working with numerous acclaimed session musicians and producers such as Leif Searcy (Phil Collins), Francesco Mendolia (Incognito), Luigi Casanova (Joanne Shaw Taylor), Andres Mesa (Roxy Music) and many others. Her live experience include performances at London Wembley Stadium, The Roundhouse, Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express, Le Bar Americain in Monaco and the legendary Salumeria della Musica in Milan. She is currently recording her first solo EP under the artist name of Fran.

Her versatility makes her a vocal artist with a unique crossover capability, always able to offer useful insights to any vocal performers willing to experiment and develop their performance craft.

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Jade Ellins

Jade Ellins

Instruments: Voice, Ukulele

Jade is a Popular Music Studies graduate from Leeds College of Music, earning a BA (Hons) with a major in Vocal Performance, Group Performance and a minor in Composition. She is a professional Vocalist, Guitarist and Bass player. Jade teaches individuals as well as groups and specialises in pop and rock vocal coaching to students of all abilities. She always aims to give inspiring and well structured lessons with a focus on vocal techniques and interpretation.

Jade has been fortunate enough to work with Lionel Ritchie for the TV shows 'Loose Women', 'The One Show' and 'This Morning' as well as Rihanna on 'Cheryl Coles Night in'. She also been on tour around Germany as a singer and guitarist, and regularly gigs at venues all around England, such as Bush Hall, The Underworld and Ramsgate Music Hall with her own bands.

As well as teaching voice, Jade also runs two Ukulele Groups, which play and sing pop songs.

www.thisisdolls.com

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