Juliet Russell is a singer, composer, vocal coach and choir director. Passionate about supporting individuals and communities to develop their voices and creativity, Juliet’s work focuses on how to create more joy and connection through music and singing. In her private practice, she specializes in artist development, working with aspiring and established singers and song writers. She combines technical understanding with a creative, artist-centered approach.
Juliet has worked with Grammy, BRiT, MTV Europe and MOBO award winning artists and has coached multiple winners of The Voice UK. She is the vocal coach on two of the UK’s biggest entertainment shows, ITV’s The Voice UK and BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, where she prepares the Unexpected Stars for the performance of their lives.
Juliet has collaborated and performed with innovative artists including Damon Albarn, Imogen Heap, alt-J and Paloma Faith, most recently writing the vocal arrangement and leading the #ThankYouMidwife choir on Paloma’s rendition of Silent Night, in association with Pampers UK. Juliet has composed and arranged music for film, television and radio, including numerous choral and a cappella arrangements. She is a national trainer for the British Lung Foundation and The Musical Breath, training singing leaders working with people with obstructive lung health conditions.
She leads Portobello Live Choir, a community choir in West London and Assemble professional choir and gives masterclasses nationally and internationally. She is a founding creative director of Salon London and the Also festival. www.julietrussell.com
Research areas include:
- Expressivity and individuality in vocal performance
- Vocal pedagogy for community choirs
- Vocal pedagogy for lung health
- Emotional communication and non-verbal vocal sounds
Qualifications – MMus in Popular Music Performance, PG Cert in work based learning (vocal pedagogy) BA (Hons) in English and Drama. She has studied vocal anatomy with Meribeth Dayme and is currently studying for a research-based MA in Vocal Pedagogy with Voice Workshop. In her own practice, she has explored everything from Tuvan Throat Singing, beatboxing, contemporary popular styles, world music styles, classical and jazz.