Susan Blair is a vocal coach with professional experience spanning 3 continents. Originally from The Netherlands, Susan studied at the prestigious Rotterdam Conservatoire (NL) where she gained a Masters Degree in contemporary voice and performance. In addition, she studied at Berklee College of Music (USA) and the Boston Conservatory (USA) specialising in contemporary vocal techniques and performance.
Now based in London, her clients have included artists signed to Native Management, Chrysalis, Mercury, Island Records and Sony BMG. She has taught as a vocal coach on BA (Hons) and Masters’ Degrees at Kingston University, London, ICMP and BIMM London.
Susan has been a musical director and vocal coach on Disney’s “The Lion King” in The Netherlands and “The Sound of Music” in Belgium . She was head of the vocal department for the largest music institute in Rotterdam (NL) and taught contemporary vocal technique at the Amsterdam Academy of the Arts (NL).
A professional vocalist in her own right, Susan has extensive performance experience: she sang with the Boston Metropolitan Choir (USA), performed at the Breda Jazz festival (NL), the TTNQ Awards (AUS), performed with choirs at Cadogan Hall (UK) and on BBC television. In addition Susan has been a session singer at numerous studio sessions around London.