About Us

We are both experienced teachers having each taught privately and within schools for over 10 years. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome. Whether you are working towards a career in music or whether you simply want to have a bit of fun, we can help you.

Please note we hold clear DBS (previously CRB) checks.

Emily-Jane Thomas

Emily-Jane is a Cardiff girl born and bred. She attended Howell's School Llandaff on an academic scholarship and left with 4 As at A Level in Music, English, History and Welsh. She began singing at the age of 13 with the highly regarded mezzo soprano Sian Meinir and esteemed soprano Patricia O'Neill. During her time at Howell's, Emily obtained her ABRSM Diploma in Singing, ABRSM Grade 8 Piano and LAMDA examinations in Verse and Prose and Acting. She was also a regular participant within the School's music and drama departments, Maendy Young Farmers' Club, the County of Cardiff High Schools' and Youth Choirs and the National Youth Choir of Wales.

Emily-Jane then moved to London to study at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which she graduated with a BMus (Hons.) degree (Distinction) and a first-class Masters degree. Emily-Jane also studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg and was a young artist on English National Opera's 'Opera Works' Programme.

Emily-Jane has worked internationally and for some of the UK's most prolific companies. She made her debut at the BBC Proms in 2009. Her operatic roles include Juliet in Britten's The Little Sweep (television broadcast S4C), Second Fairy/Second Woman in The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne Festival) and Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Soho Theatre in London and at the Bahrain Conference Center in Bahrain. She is also an avid concert and recital singer: her engagements have involved performances at venues throughout the UK and abroad, including the Royal Albert Hall, Llandaff Cathedral, St. David's Cathedral, Bristol Cathedral, Bath Abbey, the Barbican Hall in London, churches throughout Siena and Florence and Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Emily-Jane has a comprehensive understanding of all types of music. Whilst living in London, she taught a large number of students from across the city between the ages of 6 and 60! Although she focuses primarily on teaching Classical and Opera, she also sings for a professional soul band and has a passion for jazz, musical theatre, pop, rock and folk music.

Please see Our Lessons for further details.

Website: www.emily-janethomas.com

Richard Immerglück

Born in South Africa, Richard lived and studied in Australia for 12 years where he held the distinguished position of Head Chorister at St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney. He then moved to Switzerland and obtained his International Baccalaureate (including the equivalent of an A at A Level in Music) from the Inter-Community School in Zürich. He finally settled in the UK in 2002.

Richard then went on to obtain his BMus degree with Honours in Vocal Studies from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He is also a classically trained pianist, having achieved his Grade 8 from the ABRSM.

Richard's recent operatic roles include Leporello in Don Giovanni (Opera Up Close, Soho Theatre), Earl of Essex in Merrie England (Opera South), Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (Concert Opera Company), Sid in Albert Herring (Co-Opera, London Oratory School) and the title roles in The Marriage of Figaro (Co-Opera Co, London Oratory School) and The Barber of Seville (UK tour with Unexpected Opera). He made his debut for Grange Park Opera in 2012 as the Imperial Commissionaire in Madama Butterfly in a highly acclaimed production by John Doyle.

Richard is an avid recitalist and appears regularly in venues throughout the UK. His recent highlights include Mozart's Requiem and the Pergolesi Magnificat at Guildford Cathedral with the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton, a concert performance of opera scenes at the Dart Music Festival and a unique English and French song recital at Somerset House in London.

Richard has a passion for composition and was commissioned to arrange 'An Mhaighdean Mhara' ('The Mermaid') for the Ulster Youth Choir. He was also a finalist in the UK Groove song writing competition.

Richard has a broad knowledge of many different types of music. He has taught students of varying ages and abilities, both privately and within schools, including the German School in Richmond, Surrey. Despite being a professional opera singer, Richard has also worked extensively in musical theatre, jazz, pop and rock and regularly sings and plays keyboard for a professional soul band.

Please see Our Lessons for further details.

Website: www.richardimmergluck.com