Mark Bayliss BA Hons ALCM - Vocal / Drama
Mark graduated as an Actor from the Arden School of Theatre in 2012 with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre. He has also received his ALCM from the London College of Music.
Theatre Credits: James Waltham (Wind Road Boys), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel). His favourite roles to date are Fred/Petruchio (Kiss Me Kate), Paul (Kiss Me Kate), Nathan (Godspell), Trevor Graydon (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Senator Wingwoah (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and Mr Cladwell (Urinetown).
Musical Director/Director Credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, All Shook Up, After the Dance and Jesus Christ Superstar. Within the next year Mark has upcoming Musical Director credits including tick tick Boom, Hot Mikado, WW1 Concert, Musical Theatre Concert and Merrily We Roll Along.
Mark has 100% pass rate with his students who take LCM examinations and loves every minute teaching them. Within his lessons he explores the mechanics of the voice and encourages students to understand how to make correct placement in order to produce the best sound quality possible. Leading on from that he explores the character within the song/show, pulling apart the whole story of the song in order to get the best character performance as well as a good vocal performance to accompany.
Dale Knayston Cert. Ed. - Vocal / Drama
Dale has been around the world of singing and performing since the age of 7, when he first started taking lead roles in school productions.
He became heavily involved in the world of light operatic and amateur dramatics in Shropshire and the midlands, where he took accolades such as Best Actor awards at regional competitions.
In the mid 80s and early 90s, Dale submerged himself into the world of a capella singing by becoming involved in the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) and is now a member of their Hall of Fame, for his services to the organisation. Dale became a BABS national Judge and was often seen running classes at national and international education events in the UK and Holland. Dale has been asked on two occasions to teach at the Acapella Festival in Oxford alongside the likes of Ben Parry and Ken Burton. In 1991, Dale started directing a local choir and took them from their initial national ranking of last place, to achieve 5th place, from around 55 national groups. During Dale’s tenure as Director, the group was well known for it’s artistic performances.
Samuel Deakin CertHE DipLCM - Vocal / Piano
Sam studied Music at The University of Huddersfield, specialising in Classical Singing and Performance gaining a CertHE Diploma in Music. As well as teaching at Telford Music School Sam also teaches singing at Thomas Telford School, Tettenhall College and Elmhurst School for Dance. As well as teaching, Sam directs various choirs and musical ensembles alongside performing on stage himself, recent roles include: Bert Healy (Annie), Oswald (Gypsy Love) Johann (Goodnight Vienna). Sam is the Musical Director for Bilston Youth Company, currently rehearsing for a production of Les Miserables.
Jenni Crawford Vocal / Drama / Piano
Jenni studied music and education at Birmingham University(B.Ed), then advanced vocal studies at Birmingham Conservatoire . In 2005 graduated with a PGCert in Dyslexia from University of York.
She has over 30 years experience teaching music and performing arts at local schools and colleges, in vocals, piano, GCSE,A level music curriculum and BTEC dance/ movement.
Jenni has performed as soprano soloist for many major local choral groups. Credits include- Wolverhampton Civic choir, ((Messiah, Rutter Requiem), Wombourne and District, Walsall Choral, Brierley Hill Choral, Market Drayton Choral,Wolverhampton male voice choir, Icknield male voice choir.Bristol Choral, (Mozart Requiem), Finham Choral Coventry.(Haydn Missa Brevis).
Opera credits include Belinda -Dido and Aeneas, Marcelina- Fidelio , Zerlina -Don Giovanni,Mozart.
As the resident soprano soloist with Birmingham Bach Choir for 20 years Jenni performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (2008) at Symphony hall with Emma Kirby. Birmingham post review -‘ A Charming soprano in the echo aria’
Other credits -musical director for Trinity Operatic, (1998-2000) and vocal coach for Bridgnorth Male voice choir.(2013-current).
Jenni loves working at TMS and finding creativity and untapped potential within her students . Teaching musical theatre, classical and popular singing, drama/ movement and piano. Jenni places emphasis on a good vocal technique, to include breathing, posture, placement movement and interpretation.
George Stuart ALCM - Vocal / Drama
Adam Threlfall - Guitar / Keyboards / Vocal / Drums
Adam has been playing guitar for 24 years and teaching for 13 years. He has been a professional musician since 2007, playing in west end musicals, recording studios and touring around. Shows include, Mamma Mia, Flashdance, Jersey Boys, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar and Just So. Adam also likes to write and record his own songs.