Scarisbrick Hall School's Performing Arts programme features some of the finest music tutors available.
Mr S Chapman
Scott Chapman graduated from Edge Hill University with a BA Hons degree in Music, Media and Sound and has been performing from an early age. He has performed as a solo performer at several large venues including The Lowry Theatre Manchester, St Georges Hall Liverpool, Aintree Grand National Event, Eaton Hall (for the Duke of Westminster).
Scott has gone on to perform at various venues and functions throughout the UK and most recently has performed in numerous venues in New York City such as the famous Sidewalk Cafe where artists such as Lana Del Rey rose to fame as well as several Jazz bars and private events and has been asked to return again this year. Scott has also performed internationally in Zurich and Marbella.
Scott has received vocal training from The Royal Academy of Music London and has achieved many certificates and awards for his singing.
Scott has experience of teaching at a number of schools and specialises in music, performance and vocal tutoring. Scott has worked alongside industry professionals at Theatre schools such as The Actors Lab, Stage Express and Lancashire Youth Performing Arts. He has served in the role of Musical Director for productions such as Annie, Guys And Dolls, Beauty And The Beast, Les Misrables and High School Musical. Scott has also worked collaboratively alongside producers and songwriters in Red Cat Studios, Jaraf Studios and Fuzzbox studios. Scott’s enthusiasm for musical creation encourages and inspires a high level of confidence vocally and provides students with a range of techniques and exercises that help develop their ability and strengthen them as performers.
Scott has several original albums available on iTunes, Spotify and several digital stores averaging over 30,000 monthly listeners from all over the world. Scott’s Music has been played on Local BBC Radio National Radio as well as online.
Scott’s album “Reminiscent” reached number 4 in the worldwide independent jazz charts in 2016 and since then it has remained in the top 40 to this day.
Scott has performed on BBC 1 and ITV 1 and has opened alongside artists such as Will Young, Alison Moyet, Alexandra Burke, Diversity, Lemar, ABC, Jamelia, Sophie Ellis Baxter, Mel C (Spice Girls) Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Heather Small (M People) X Factor Winners and many more. As well as performing in front of artists such as Will I Am, Jessie J, Danny O’Donoghue (The Script) And Tom Jones.
He is also a regular performer at Aintree Grand National 3 day event and is a Supporter of many local Charities and national charities including Joseph’s Goal and The Princes Trust.
Scott’s most recent original album “Meet Me At Midnight” was released 2019 to five star reviews with the first single “Soldier” recieving over 10,000 streams in 2 weeks.
Scott continues to write and produce new music and has also recently completed work writing songs for a brand new musical based “Beyond Wigan Pier” alongside fellow songwriter and show producer Alan Gregory on the works of George Orwell’s “The Road To Wigan Pier” receiving critical acclaim from Sir Tim Rice and Sir Ian Mckellen on the songs and the project to be published and staged in 2020.
Mr J Padfield
A music graduate of the University of Birmingham, John studied clarinet with Colin Parr. In the field of classical music, John has worked with a diverse range of ensembles including the Northern Wind Orchestra, National Concert Orchestra and British Clarinet Ensemble.
As a jazz saxophonist/clarinettist, John has been privileged to work with touring British musicians including Alan Barnes, Enrico Tomasso and Pete Cater, and international stars including the American altoist Greg Abate and Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.
A committed educator, John directed the Liverpool Youth Jazz Orchestra from its inception in 1990 until 2012, touring with talented groups of young musicians in Europe, the United States, Canada and the Far East.
Ms S Smith
Sophie Smith is a Freelance Orchestral Percussionist, Timpanist, Cimbalom and Dulcimer playerbased in Manchester. She completed the prestigious GRNCM Joint Course (Upper Level) at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and The University of Manchester between 2012-2016, before completing the MMus (Distinction) in 2017 at RNCM.
Sophie performs regularly as a Percussionist with a variety of different Orchestras, Ensembles and Musical Theatre productions, including Northern Ballet, National Festival Orchestra, Skaparis Collective, the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival (based in Harrogate) and The Endellion Theatre Company.
Sophie is the Percussionist for ‘The Nico Project’, directed by Sarah Frankcom and Maxine Peake, and has recently returned from Melbourne as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival having previously premiered this project as part of the Manchester International Festival July 2019). ‘The Nico Project’, inspired by Nico’s album ‘The Marble Index’, explores German born Christa Päffgen’s past, music, and her world of female creativity and its devastating cost in a field dominated by men.
In July 2018, Sophie became a member of Frazer Flintham’s production of ‘Astley’s Astounding Adventures’ at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme to celebrate 250 years of the Circus. This production was featured as part of the ‘Theatre and Performance’ exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Ms E Vaudrey
Emma trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) is an actress, singer, director, writer and teacher. She has worked in all mediums of the Performance industry, Theatre, T.V, film, radio and documentary. Her Theatre credits include: Anna Karenina, The Hired Man, Road, Dahling You Were Marvellous, Two Gentleman of Verona, Private Lives, The School for Scandal, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two, Flu, On My Way, Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Haunted Liverpool, The Ruby Slippers and Blood Runs Deep. Her T.V appearances include Springhill, Nice Guy Eddie, Eyes Down, The Bill, Ladykillers, Moving On, Justice, Hollyoaks, and Emmerdale.
She has written several television and stage scripts under the name of Emma Culshaw, with her writing partner David Paul and is a founding member of “Break a Leg Productions”. She is currently working on several new projects for 2020
Emma has taught for all ages in numerous schools across the North West. She is the principal of Stage Door Theatre School in Crosby, where she teaches classes in Drama, Musical Theatre and Dance for children between 3yrs – 18yrs.
She also runs Stage Door Theatre Trust which aims to get young people in the local area involved in the performing arts. The trust have so far delivered two professionally funded projects. In 2014 they created a WW1 memorial theatre piece which was funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund and staged at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. In 2016 the trust developed a theatrical piece and short film which explored teenage Mental Health Issues. This was funded by Awards for All, Big Lottery Fund and the film was screened at The plaza Cinema.
Emma has been teaching LAMDA for the past 15 years and has been a Lamda tutor in Scarisbrick Hall school for the past 4 years. She loves watching students achieve their potential through weekly coaching.