Susan Coates – Soprano

I am a freelance Lyric Soprano soloist, singing and piano teacher based in Chippenham, Wiltshire. I have a career in both performance and music education and I have continued to study, promote and teach music all my life with some notable singing teachers and repetiteurs.

As Founder and Artistic Director of Opera Sulis I perform as part of the ensemble and as a soloist. I am a member of the All American Songbook Trio and I enjoy singing as a guest soloist with choral societies, opera companies and for private events. My repertoire includes opera, sacred music, songs from the shows and jazz standards.

I have a growing number of private pupils at my home music studio in Monkton Park, Chippenham. My studio is a large, ventilated room, with a Yamaha C1 Grand Piano.  A distance of 2 metres is easily achieved for singing pupils. All students are asked to take a LFT on the day of their lesson and singing students stand behind a pop-up screen. I also work as a visiting singing and piano teacher at St Mary’s School, Calne and Stonar School, Atworth

My qualifications and professional training can be viewed here.

“You, and your teaching, will always be part of me in the future and when I sing it is your guidance and knowledge that people will hear”
Chiara A – (Former pupil at Stonar School – July 2021)

I have a growing number of adult students for both singing and piano, from beginner to more advanced standards.  If you have ever wanted to have some singing or piano lessons, in a friendly and encouraging environment, why not follow your dreams and get in touch? 

I enjoy helping students prepare for entry into higher education with audition preparation and personal statement coaching with several students successfully offered places at UK universities for a variety of subjects

I am a full member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (FISM) and  I have full DBS clearance.   Contact me


“Susan entertained the full house with a variety of well chosen light operatics, musicals and jazz classics that were a joy to listen to.”
**** Trip Advisor review – Opera Dinner at The Three Gables, Bradford-upon-Avon

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