Musical Director

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_1dceChristina Carty-Houson trained at Mountview Theatre School.

She worked professionally as an actress/singer for several years and then changed direction to become a talent agent for the prestigious agency Creative Artists Management. After working there for nine happy years, she took maternity leave and was then decided to change direction.  She was given the opportunity to re-visit her creative/musical skills by teaching music in a primary school. She took to it like a duck to water and was soon teaching in two schools, and for the performing arts company “Perform”. She taught music curriculum, singing, and ukulele for ten years at various schools and still keeps her hand in at one (including leading the school choir).  One of her many proud moments was when one of her school choirs were chosen to sing live on ITV’s “This Morning”.

Christina has been the director of an adult pop choir called Vocallective, based in Forest Hill, London, for 6 years.  The choir began as a one-off workshop called Sing it Back! in May 2011. After a fantastic response, Christina developed it from there into a fully fledged choir. Because it’s not a franchise and she knows all her members, Christina is able to write choral arrangements to suit their vocal abilities and musical preferences. It’s a huge passion in her life.  Find out more about Vocallective here.  

In 2018 Christina took over the SE London branches of Hummy Mummies, a modern daytime choir for mums (and their babies).  Hummy Mummies is now closed, but babies are welcome at Vocalise Catford, and there may be more branches in the pipeline.

After many requests, Christina started coaching singers using her own professional training as a starting block.  She then built on her skills, training with experts such as Mark de Lisser, Sharon Durant at Sing Up and Gitika Partington/Sound Connections.  She is also very proud to have recently completed Vocal Process training with it’s founders, Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher.