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Naomi Di Cillo

Location: Reading

Naomi Di Cillo, born in London in 1983, is a singer/actor and vocal coach from Reading who regularly gigs around the South of England in Crazy Diamond, a tribute to Pink Floyd. A passionate singer from the age of six, Naomi grew up with an evident and deep desire to perform. Throughout her education singing was an integral part of life and she quickly developed an appetite for musical theatre, playing lead roles in Primary and Secondary school productions. At the age of 17 this fascination intensified and she auditioned for an Amateur Dramatics Society with whom she performed at The Hexagon Theatre Reading in musicals such as Half a Sixpence, Evita, Pirates of Penzance, Guys n Dolls and Calamity Jane.


In 2001 Naomi gained Foundation Training in Acting and Musical Theatre at Reading Theatre College (now Read Dance and Theatre College) and furthered her study in all Musical Theatre Disciplines. It was here that she was coached in singing and acting by working professionals Juliette Caton (certified master teacher in the ‘Estill Voice Training System and founder of SOTA) and Mathew Whitelock (actor and founder of Berzerk Productions). On completion of her course Naomi received L.A.M.D.A. Grade 8 with honours.


In 2007 Naomi had a desire to continue her studies in Performing Arts and was offered a place on a Higher National Diploma course at Thames Valley University. Here, she perfected her vocal technique and style with the help of Charles Spicer (National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company). Naomi took to the stage in April 2008 taking a lead role in Courttia Newland‘s ‘B Is for Black’ which showcased at Southstreet Art’s Centre Reading.

In March 2010 Naomi founded and directed a ‘Glee style’ vocal group, where she taught the basics of vocal technique, arranged vocal parts, choreographed and mentored her students. 

Today Naomi is a self employed Vocal and Performance Coach/Mentor in Reading and the surrounding areas. 

Naomi uses her vivacious character to encourage confidence and deliver fun informative sessions, whilst embedding practice of good vocal health and performance discipline.
Naomi has a full CRB disclosure, Public Liability Insurance and is a member of the Musicians Union.

Lessons will take place at UK Live Sound, Unit 29, Milford Road, Reading, RG1 8LG.


Lesson Equipment:
Variety of microphones (Shure SM58 and/or Beta, EV7407) Radio mics available on request
K&M mic stand
Variety of CD players (Pioneer CDJ, Numark CDR)
Variety of PA systems (Mackie, HK, Yorkville, JBL)
K&M music stand
Backing tracks
Vocal exercise CDs


Recording Equipment:
AKG C414 recording mic
Apple iMac
Logic Pro 9

Testimonials

'Shannon was very shy and lacked confidence in singing but with Naomi's support, encouragement and fantastic teaching skills has been brought out of her shell. Naomi is a true inspiration with great listening skills and her motivation is very catchy. Shannon now knows what songs work well with her voice and loves the fact she can choose what songs to sing. Shannon really enjoys her singing lessons and looks forward to them.'
Shannon Stacey's mother


'Bryony loves being taught by Naomi. She is really encouraging and has given Bryony lots more confidence in expressing herself through her music. Since her first lesson she has grown tremendously both in her vocals and in herself. Bryony's Dad and I can not describe how grateful and pleased we are with the service and effort Naomi has given her'
Bryony Dalfsen's mother

Session Fee: £30 per hour