Chris is a voice teacher, vocal coach, pianist, and casting consultant.
His clients include recording artists, music theatre performers, television and film actors. Students and former students are currently featured in most musicals in the West End and touring the UK, on all the main stages in Australia, and throughout other regional theatres in Europe and the USA.
Chris was the spoken voice coach for The Word is God at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, and The Haunting at the Athanaeum in Melbourne. His pianist/keyboard credits include Matilda (Australia), Kinky Boots (Australia), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Singapore, UK) and The Dare (RDF Television) and as musical director, A…My Name is Alice (Young Vic, London), City of Angels (BGAC, London), They’re Playing Our Song (MC Showroom, Australia), Cinderella (Hertford Theatre, London). He was casting associate for Andrew Lloyd Weber’s ITV program Search for a Superstar, and recently consulted on casting for the Australian premiere of Lazarus, the David Bowie musical.
From 2012-2015 Chris served as Head of Singing & Music at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts London, one of Europe’s leading conservatoires for performing arts. He relocated to Melbourne, Australia to take up the coordination of singing and music for the Music Theatre department at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2019 Chris stepped down to focus more exclusively on working with his professional clients, and to teach part-time as a spoken voice lecturer in the acting programs at the VCA.
While in the UK Chris was on faculty as a spoken voice and singing teacher for the Guildford School of Acting. He has taught as guest faculty at The Royal Academy of Music (Vocal Workout), The Royal Scottish Conservatoire (Summer Program), Millennium Dance, De Acteerstudio (Netherlands), BK Vocal Studio (Slovenia), IdeasTap (UK), the International Student Drama Festival, Wild Voices (Canberra) and Ballarat Arts Academy.
Chris trained as a singer and pianist in his native Australia, as an MT performer in Singapore, and further studied voice pedagogy in the UK, gaining an Masters degree in the Practice of Voice and Singing from the Guildford School of Acting. He is currently researching a PhD in voice pedagogy at the University of Melbourne.