Charlotte Mendly is a Singer and Pianist based in Eastwood, Nottingham where she has been teaching and performing since graduating from Leeds College of Music in 2008. Having studied Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Popular Music, Charlotte's passion lies in contemporary music.
Charlotte studied at Leeds College of Music where she gained a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies (2008). She majored in Performance with first instrument Voice and second instrument Piano, Musical Direction and Musicology. Since graduating she has gained an Associate in London College of Music (2011) and a Licentiate of London College of Music in Musical Theatre Performance (2018). Charlotte is currently working towards the highest musical theatre performance diploma, Fellow of the London College of Music. In April 2019 she started a Maters Degree in Vocal Pedagogy, certified by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Charlotte teaches Piano and Singing from her studio based at Katie Wright School of Dance, and has a range of students in age and ability. She has worked in many educational establishments providing music and singing tuition including The Nottingham Girls High School, Wildcats Academy, Hall Park Academy and Spring Bank School. Charlotte regularly attends workshops and CPD training and is a member of the British Voice Association. She is currently a visiting singing lecturer at Performers College (Birmingham) where she works with the Undergraduate students on the Dance and Musical Theatre degree programme. Charlotte also delivers singing tuition at Katie Wright School of Dance and is a visiting artistic practitioner at The Curve theatre (Leicester).
Charlotte is the Founder and Musical Director of Brinsley Community Choir. It was established in May 2012 and now has over seventy members. She recently launched two new locations in Nuthall and Ilkeston and there are now over 150 members over the three choirs. Having majored in Musical Direction, Charlotte has a real passion for conducting and arranging music and thoroughly enjoys the creative aspects of running a female choir. This has led Charlotte to lead work placed choirs and team building experiences for companies such as The Boots Company PLC.
Keeping busy, Charlotte frequently performs as a solo artist and with accompanying musicians. She has recently released 'Daughter' which was inspired by her journey into motherhood and it is available to stream and download from all music platforms. The charity single 'Angels' which Charlotte wrote and released with Brinsley Community Choir, received regional recognition and gained Charlotte a Semi - Finalist position in the UK Songwriting Contest 2018.
Charlotte's other experiences, achievements include; Yamaha's Young Jazz Musician Finalist (2008), BBC Radio Nottingham (2017), Jazzwise Magazine (2008), BBC East Midlands Today (2017), UK Songwriting Contest (2018), guest singing adjudicator and television extra work for ITV. She is fully DBS checked and First Aid Qualified (2019).
I was persuaded by a friend to try BCC and I am so glad I did. I’ve always loved to sing (not very good) but joining with a fabulous group of ladies and the very talented Charlotte is wonderful. Everyone is encouraging and there’s no pressure. I’ve also noticed that after choir practice I sleep better. Come and join
- Carol Sanderson