Vocal Techniques Workshop

Claire Williams – Director

Jamal Sutton – Accompanist

Fed up of being accused of singing flat? Can’t get through long phrases? Claire helped us find out why!

This workshop used musicianship training for aural skills and a recap of the Accent Breathing Method basics, followed by a question and answer session.

About Claire

Claire Williams studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Having started as a chorister at Ripon Cathedral, Claire’s love for choral music has extended into her career where she has enjoyed singing for some of the country’s leading ensembles.
A regular on the opera stage and with numerous projects, she has recently performed during 2019 in Shanghai, Aix-en-Provence and Athens.

Claire is vocal coach to Winchester Music Club; as well as individual coaching, she also enjoys applying workshop methods to her continual weekly work with the choir.

About Jamal

Jamal Sutton is Deputy Head of Music at Charterhouse School. Before moving to Surrey, Jamal was accompanist to Winchester Music Club for seven years, assisting and performing alongside the choir in numerous concerts. This is the first time since the move that he is joining forces with WMC again, and he is thrilled to be welcomed back.


The workshop was held in the Lower School Hall at

The Westgate School

Cheriton Road


SO22 5AZ