Total Vocals

Meet the Singing Leader Team

Kenton Mann

Jenny Rust

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Sam Yates

Project Leader and Singing Leader at New Greenhall School, Wigan and Elms Bank Specialist Arts College, Bury

Kenton has 30 years of experience in making music in special education. He designed Total Vocals because he knows the impact of discovering ones voice for a young person can be amazing; especially when no one was expecting it.

If you want to know more about the project give him a call anytime on 0161 702 9290.

Singing Leader at New Bridge School, Oldham

Jennifer combines her work as a vocal tutor and workshop leader with performing over the UK with opera companies, and for music in healthcare settings.  She brings her experience from the stage to her workshops, teaching good healthy vocal technique and promoting confidence in young people.

Singing Leader at Lancasterian School, Manchester

Sam is a peripatetic teacher for Stockport Music Service. She was an Associate Musician for Drake Music for 8 years and worked for Music Unlimited earlier this year on their 'Change the Music' project.

"I am delighted to be working on this project as I have seen time and time again the power of music to enrich lives.”

Jill Henderson-Wild

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Singing Leader at Castle Hill School, Stockport

Jill worked for Sing for Pleasure, first as their Development Officer and then Music Director. She came to Stockport Music Service in 2000 as the Vocal Animateur and since then has worked throughout the Borough to develop singing in schools, helping to set up choirs and singing groups, leading choral projects, festivals and other performance opportunities bringing schools together as well as delivering inset training. She leads several choirs for the Music Service and conducts several chamber choirs and choral societies and spent 10 years as the Chorus Master for the Leeds Philharmonic Society. Jill has been the Musical Director of the Manchester Chorale since 2006.

Emily Matthews


Singing Leader at Springside School, Rochdale.

Emily completed her undergraduate degree in music at the University of Manchester receiving the Proctor-Greg Recital Prize at her graduation.  She then went on to complete her PGCE (SIT) at the RNCM and MMU.  Emily is the Lead Vocal Tutor at Rochdale Music Service and greatly enjoys watching her pupils progress, achieve and flourish.  She is very grateful to be part of the Total Vocals project with Music Unlimited and looks forward to singing more inclusively across Rochdale.

Alison Swanson

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Singing Leader at Rumworth School, Bolton.

Alison lives in Longridge, Lancashire. She studied opera and vocal studies at Birmingham Conservatoire gaining a Bmus (hons) degree. She now works as a vocal tutor for Bolton Music Service and also performs in various concerts around the country. 

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