Our Choir Director is Lisa Matthewman she has been running Big About Singing from the beginning.

Lisa has been a professional musician for most of her life and involved in teaching since 1997.  Here is a bit of background.

  From an early age Lisa was singing and acting, going to drama, singing and dancing classes, she was in many an amateur production particularly panto – Oh yes she was!   

After a performing art course at Northampton College Lisa went on to work for Haven Holidays, notching up 11 seasons in total as a Havenmate and then Entertainments manager.  In the winter Lisa worked as a solo cabaret act around the East Midlands in theatres, clubs and pubs. She took the lead in a number of touring pantomimes around the South East and Wales before forming her own touring company “Starstoppers” which ran for 8 years. She was one of the girls in the popular girl duo “Maid 2 Measure” which performed a mix of popular and show tunes.  

In 1997 along with a friend she was awarded a lottery grant to set up Aspirations theatre group, which ran workshops for teens covering singing, drama, music, dancing along with costume and make up design. Taking the young people out to perform at a variety of venues.  

Lisa spent a number of years with Wow and Flutter recording studios as a session singer and running the admin side. This is where she also started running music sessions in schools.  

She then joined the East Midlands Youth Music Action Zone, Big About Music where she continued to develop her teaching skills with all age groups from babies through to teens including “hard to reach” children and additional needs.  

Lisa now runs solely under “Music and Movement” running sessions throughout Northants at schools, nurseries and various venues. To find out more about her children’s sessions go to www.musicandmovement.me  

Lisa is thrilled to be the Musical Director of the very successful Corby Community Choir – Big About Singing and looks forward to our Tuesday night rehearsals every week.


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