Milton Keynes at the Forefront of World Class Vocal Training

A respected local theatre school based in Linford Wood is becoming England’s first Estill educational affiliate in 2015. Estill vocal training is a cutting edge method, taught in professional drama schools and conservatoires around the world, and now the city can celebrate being put on the map in the performance world. Arts1 School of Performance will be the only official teaching partner of Estill training in the England.

Additionally, James Grimsey – Creative Director and course leader of the brand new vocational Musical Theatre course – is heading to Melbourne in the new year for the 2015 World Voice Symposium. The annual event is led by Estill Voice International, and James will be presenting at the January symposium, flying the flag for Milton Keynes down under as he takes to the stage in front of international singers, actors and speech pathologists. 

James Grimsey says, “I am excited to announce that in January 2015 I have been asked to present at the World Voice Symposium in Australia. This is an amazing opportunity, not just for me as a professional vocal coach but for all students and staff at Arts1. I’ll be representing Arts1 as well as Milton Keynes and the whole of the UK in Melbourne ahead of becoming an educational affiliate of Estill. This further cements the revered position of Arts1 in the performing arts community and our reputation for being at the forefront of performance training.”

With 15 years’ experience as a musical director and vocal coach, James Grimsey heads up the musical theatre department at Arts1 School of Performance. He is one of the UK’s few Certified Master Trainers in Estill Vocal Training, offering Milton Keynes students a prestigious, industry standard method of teaching. The school is on track to become England’s first educational affiliate next year.

2015 is set to be an incredible year for the Milton Keynes theatre school, as it also recently announced plans to introduce a full time vocational Musical Theatre course next September. With unprecedented training from professional performers, 20 hours+ contact time a week and expert audition preparation, it is set to become the area’s most sought after BTEC performance course.
The 2015 Estill World Voice Symposium takes place 5th-7th January at Encore, St Kilda, Melbourne. The programme includes papers, discussion sessions and a gala dinner. For more information visit

Arts1 School of Performance will be holding an open day for anyone interested in the Musical Theatre BTEC course on 8th November. Click here for more information about the vocational training at Arts1 and to book a place.

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