About Me

Janet Munro MA BA DRSAM Soprano/Singing Teacher

Specialist in Classical and Musical Theatre Voice

About Me


Janet Munro is a soprano and singing teacher who is based in South East London. She studied initially at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she won the Jean Highgate Scholarship for Singing. An award from the Scottish Arts Council enabled her to continue her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. During her professional singng career, Janet was a member of a number of opera and Musical Theatre companies including Kent Opera and the New D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. She also had an extensive career as a recitalist giving concerts in both the UK and abroad as well as broadcasting on TV and radio.


Janet is a member of staff at the Faculty of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she teaches singing in both the Senior and Junior departments and is the component leader for Instrumental and Vocal Teaching (Core). She is a singing mentor for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and has worked on their CT and TME courses in Colchester, Cambridge and London. She acted as one of the repertoire consultants when Trinity College London remodelled their singing syllabus in 2003.


Janet is a member of a number of professional associations including:



Janet has many years experience teaching both classical singing and musical theatre. She has a special interest in helping singers establish a secure vocal technique,and create a distinctive musical identity.

Having spent over twenty years in the profession, Janet has considerable experience of all aspects of the industry. She has always combined teaching with performing and studied for her Bachelor's degree in Music Education at Middlesex University qualifying with honours and qualified teacher status in 1994. More recently she was awarded a Master degree in Music Education from the Institute of Education, London. As part of her Masters, she researched the vocal health of singers studying Musical Theatre and she has a continuing interest in various aspects of singing research. Janet aslo has enhanced CRB clearance and approved private teacher status from the ISM.

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Janet has run masterclasses and workshops for the City Lit, Junior Trinity and Bromley Youth Music Trust. Workshops can be arranged for all levels of ability. Please contact Janet if you would like to discuss organizing a workshops. Past presentations have included

  • Preparing for Exams
  • Breathing for Singing
  • The Great American Songbook
  • Singing for Beginners
  • Singing for Dancers




It is always a good idea to have a consultation lesson before commiting to a series of lessons whatever your level of experience. The relationship between teacher and pupil is paramount in establishing a good learning environment, and taking time to discuss goals and aspirations will enable both parties to discover if they are going to be compatible. It is important to do this, as singing lessons are a considerable investment in time and money on the part of the student.


Janet offers consultations to all prospective students to ensure that she understands their needs and aspirations. Please contact her to discuss this. You can do this by emailing her at janet@janetmunro.co.uk or phoning her on 07796716237


Career Advice


Janet also offers advice for singers seeking advice on vocal development and career choices, as well as professional development for singing teachers. These consultations can be done in person or by sending an audio or video file . Please contact Janet if you wish to discuss this further.


You can also follow her blog SongCoachUk which discusses different aspects of singing and vocal pedagogy.


Lessons take place in Welling, DA16 which is easily accessible by car or public transport.










Student Success

Janet has had considerable success with her students both at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and in her private studio. Students regularly study for grade examinations with many achieving Distinction. Students have also won prizes in local and national competitions. A number have gone on to study singing at the following conservatoires and university music departments.

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • Birmingham Conservatoire of Music
  • Mountview Conservatoire of Theatre Arts
  • Leeds College of Music
  • Bristol University
  • Manchester University
  • Edinburgh University
  • Royal Holloway
  • Nottingham University
  • City University

Former Pupils

A number of former pupils have gone on to study professionally and are now up and coming artists establishing themselves in the industry.

  • Annabella Ellis studied with Janet at Junior Trinity before going onto the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is now studying for a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music
  • Anna Simmons studied singing with Janet at Junior Trinity and privately. She continued her studies at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Anna is currently appearing in "The Sound of Music" at Regents Park Open Air Theatre.
  • Eleanor Martin studied with Janet privately and at Bexley Music Centre. She was then awarded a first class degree from Trinity Laban and is now a free lance singer and teacher.
  • Sally Whitehead studied singing with Janet at school before continuing her education at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She has been cast in a number of West End shows including Ghost and Sister Act.
  • Amelia Burns studied singing with Janet at Junior and Senior Trinity before gaining a first class degree at Birmingham Conservatoire of Music. She is now studying in Italy.
  • Alex Knox won the AESS Junior Prize while a student of Janet's at Junior Trinity before going onto study for a degree in Music at Manchester University. He completed his studies with a Masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is now working as a singer, actor and writer.

What Pupils Say

Having singing lessons has been great-I've learnt so much and had lots of fun too!

FG, Former student at Junior Trinity

Thanks for teaching me all these years. Its hard to beilieve how much I have changed and developed and it wouldn't be possible without you

ES, Former pupil at Junior Trinity pupil

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