Matthew Tanner


“I was a student of Rachel Toner’s from 2002 until 2004. During this time I improved on my vocal range and learnt proper breathing techniques which I still use to this day.  Rachel also expanded my range of musical theatre songs, giving me a wide range of material to use for drama school auditions, and now professional auditions.”

“After leaving Rachel’s singing tuition, I went on to train at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, graduating in 2007 with a BA HONS in Performing Arts. Since then I have been involved in several UK Tours such as ‘The Delicious Revenge’ with the Oxfordshire Theatre Company, ‘Spacehoppers’ with the Tell Tale Hearts Theatre Company, and ‘Pop Goes the 80s’ with Decades Productions.  With these companies I have toured to venues such as the York Grand Opera House, Nottingham Playhouse and The Stratford Circus in London.  Most recently I finished filming an Envirophone commercial for ITV2 and performed in a comedy sketch show at the Lowry Theatre.”

“Looking back I feel that Rachel’s tuition prepared me well for my training and beyond and I have no doubt that the skills I have learned from her will continue to help me in my future performing career.”