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Janette Ruocco

MA (Choral Education), LRSM (Choral Direction), BMus (Hons), PGCE

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Supporting the professional development of singing leaders

Janette has extensive experience of delivering vocal workshops to students in schools and in supporting schools to develop the singing leadership skills of adults in school (class teachers, teaching & midday assistants) and students.

Sing Up

Janette's involvement in the national Sing Up initiative in Essex included four major projects from 2008-2011. 

Conductor and Choral Trainer

During the calendar year Janette trains three choirs on a regular basis.

Janette has devised a Singing Leadership Training course to help teachers and other adults leading singing in schools to understand the fundamentals of choral leadership, particularly vocal modelling and physical gesture to support singing and the development of musicianship in others.

Freelance choral workshops

Janette is in demand as a freelance choral workshop leader.

Please email enquiries for choral workshops to: Janette

1-2-3 Sing! workshop for Harlow Chorus October 2011

photograph © Mick Rumens

Music Education and Training

Janette has a BMus (Hons) from Sheffield University and is a qualified teacher with a PGCE from Goldsmiths'. She has extensive experience of working in music education in all phases, and is an experienced choral workshop leader with children, young people and adults. Janette has written many songs for use in schools, music for a pantomime, a full-length musical and several cantatas.

Her career as a choral conductor spans twenty years. Janette has an MA in Choral Education from Roehampton University, an LRSM in Choral Direction and has successfully completed training in the Estill Voice Training System Levels one and two.

anette has extensive experience of leading singing workshops in schools, both CPD for teachers and with young people. When she was a practitioner council member of the abcd, she developed two Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes for them. The first of these, Leading from the Front (2007-8) involved teachers and over 2000 children in Essex schools in a series of workshops and mentoring sessions designed to help teachers to become more confident about leading singing in their schools. Janette led a session about the project at the 2008 abcd Annual Convention in Lincoln and wrote an article that was featured in the Sing Up magazine (September 2008). 

In addition to leading her own freelance singing workshops for adult singers, by invitation Janette has led workshops with adult choirs.

Janette is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.