Louise Ryan LRWCMD, ACRWCMD
Associate Lecturer in Vocal Performance
Tel: 01267 676767
Delivering 1-to-1 singing lessons, coaching and performance classes.
Louise Ryan is a graduate, and postgraduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where her principal study was classical voice, second-study piano, and third-study guitar. She was awarded the John Thomas award which helped to fund her fourth year at the College. As well as singing lead roles in Operas, large scale Choral Works, and Chamber Choir performances, Louise also sang with the Big Band and Jazz Ensemble during her time there. She was also engaged to accompany other singers and instrumentalists in their final recitals.
Upon being awarded a sizeable grant from The Prince’s Youth Business Trust, Louise launched her teaching career. Now, with 30 years of experience in this field, she focuses on ‘career’ singers, preparing them for exams, auditions for Institute and University entry, professional auditions and castings, TV and Radio work, competitions, studio and album recordings, and Concerts. Many of her students achieving roles in the West End, TV and film, and several artists in the Pop/Indie circuit.
Louise is lucky to have taught, and worked extensively, with Charlotte Church, Lucie Jones and Luke Evans. When working with Charlotte, Louise travelled the world regularly, preparing her for album recordings with Sony Classical and Universal Records. Louise also had the privilege of working closely with highly acclaimed producers and composers:
- James Horner – A Beautiful Mind (film Score)
- Trevor Horn CBE – Worldwide Ford Advert
- David Foster – The Prayer, duetting with Josh Groban
- Steve Mac & Wayne Hector – A Christmas Carol: The Movie
- Bill Whelan and Howard Blake – The Bear
- Julian Smith WNO – Charlotte’s Christmas Album
Louise has worked for many years with Lucie Jones (Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, Ghost, Legally Blonde, Waitress, and Wicked), and with Luke Evans, who began his career in the West End (Rent, Miss Saigon, Taboo, Piaf) and was then drawn to the big screen (Fast and Furious, The Hobbit, Beauty and The Beast, The Pembrokeshire Murders, The Alienist etc.). Whist still very busy acting, Luke has also recently launched his solo singing career.
As well as working with soloists, Louise was commissioned by the BBC to arrange, produce and conduct 300 school children in a live TV performance for Children In Need. She has produced and had the role of Musical Director in Musical Theatre productions and a number of showcases with her Students. Louise has also acted as a judge in Eisteddfodau, Star of Stage, Open Mic UK, and Wales Has Talent.