44 Bedford Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 4HJ  

Our Teachers

We are very proud of our team here at Voice+. All of our team are CRB checked.

Natasha Brookes Singer

Natasha Brookes
BA (Hons) Music/Performing Arts. PGCE

Principal

Natasha's Impression

After graduating from LIPA (1998) with a BA HONS performing arts/music, Natasha worked as a singer with the famous Joe Loss Orchestra, working from home and abroad. After 8 royal performances at Buckingham Palace and many exclusive gigs for 10 years, Natasha decided it was time to move on and develop her career as a Solo Singer, Singing Teacher and Vocal Coach. Natasha has recently qualified with a PGCE from UCLAN.

Natasha is..

  • A Highly Respected Professional Singer
  • A Singing Teacher/Vocal Coach
  • An Accompanist
  • A Composer/Singer/Songwriter
  • A Musical Director

As a Musical Director, she has produced many musicals including....

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Cats
  • Cabaret
  • West Side Story
  • Fame
  • Les Miserables

Natasha was the singing teacher for 15 years on the BTEC National in Performing Arts at Southport College, and also taught at Merchant Taylors boys school in Crosby and Sacred Heart Catholic School, Crosby.

Natasha also composes music for herself and also creates songs for other peoples' lyrics. When Natasha is not busy with her own private singing pupils, she is singing for weddings and private functions.


Caitlan Molineux

Caitlan Molineux

Singing and Musical Theatre

Teaching has always been Cait's passsion and since being a student of Natasha Brookes since 2006 - she is now a part of the teaching team here at Voice+. Caitlan started as Office Manager in 2012 and has since qualified as a Singing Teacher under the principal Natasha Brookes.

Caitlan teaches Musical Theatre as well as teaching her own singing students. With her all-round knowledge of how the academy runs she is a centre piece to the staff and pupils here at Voice-Plus.

Caitlan is the lead vocalist for a local band called Misspelt, and regularly performs solo at other gigs and concerts as well as being involved in entertainment management for music events.

John Coates

John Coates

Singing, Acting, Musical Theatre, Vocal Coach and Magic

John's Impression

John is a multi-talented member of our team who has spent the last 16 years working professionally on the West End stage, most recently Sweeney Todd with Michael Ball.

John has performed in a vast array of musicals and plays. In his spare time John has studied the art of magic and is now a member of the Blackpool and Manchester circle of magicians.

John is a great asset and multi-talented member of our teachers.

John trained at Guildford School of Acting in London.


Richard Garland

Richard Garland

Sound Technician, Guitar, Singing and Piano

Richard has been playing guitar for over 10 years. He studied guitar through the London College of Music where he achieved a Grade 8 Destinction on the Electic Guitar. As well as this, Richard also has a First Class BSc degree in Audio and Music Production and a BSc degree in Computer Games Technology.

Richard regularly performs live as the guitarist for Misspelt, as well as guitar in other musical projects.

Now part of the teaching team here at Voice Plus, Richard also runs our recording studio. He also contributes to Voice Plus gigs by running the sound desk.

Bex Culshaw

Bex Culshaw

Acting, Musical Theatre and Singing

Bex is an enthusiastic, fully-trained, professional with a BA (hons) degree in Musical Theatre and a Masters degree in Acting. Bex has a diverse range of performance and teaching practice with skills in stage, film and radio acting. She also produces and performs in plays with her own theatre company, Roots Theatre.

As a drama teacher, Bex aims to support, challenge and expand limitations for her students, offering class as a safe space to develop. She uses her knowledge and passion to nurture creativity, hone skills and give students the confidence to succeed.


Zoe Findlay

Zoe Findlay

Dance

Zoe is a qualified Dancer, coming from a long background in Dance and choreography. She has experience in performing both on stage and on television. She runs dance classes both in Voice-Plus and around the Southport area for both kids and adults, as well as at her family’s own dance school.

Zoe’s diverse range of dancing styles range from Musical Theatre and Ballet, to Jazz and Belly Dance.

She has been nominated for the NODA Best Choreographer award for her work on stage productions including Carousel, The King And I and 9 To 5.

Rachael Spencer

Rachael Spencer

Singing, Musical Theatre and Dance Teacher

Rachael trained professionally at Italia Conti Theatre Arts in London. After her training Rachael went on to teach Music & Movement and Street Dance for 2 years.

With over 10 years teaching experience Rachael is another quality and experienced member of our team.

Rachael has taught everything from Ballet to Street Dance and also a wide range of singing classes in London and Cornwall.

Rachael also has her own entertainments company which operates around the North West.