Located in London, United Kingdom - I provide various services and own Gyreentyp® which is a Trademark registered under number GB2579080.
All services are designed to meet individual, group and company needs - and include some concessions. I am available both alone and with a team via The Development Sessions [which is an initiative of Gyreentyp]; more information is below:
ABOUT - The Development Sessions [aka TDS]
We are professionals who specialise in providing eco-friendly and ethical services - including various music, development, management, wellbeing and coaching services. These services provide many benefits. Including their ability to:
- open and challenge us to think differently
- enrich our lives - and
- bring different cultures together.
We have years of experience working in these sectors – and believe that anyone can perform well with the proper training, assistance and / or guidance. Just as important as the notes - is one's attitude, honesty and communication.
Unlocking one's passion is one of the first steps to becoming a professional - and maintaining professionalism. Through comprehensive expert support, training and assistance - and alongside a safe environment the stage is set for success to emerge.
As each client / student is different - so is each session and service. We take time to identify the key elements that require development/support and enable each student / client to achieve their personal best.
There will be times when your instructor might recommend you also attend lessons / sessions or receive services from another member of the team... This is so your skill set can accumulate and 'comprehensive' improvement can be made.
Typically, we suggest students book one lesson/session per week, with additional lessons if there is a pressing audition, recording or upcoming performance. For music students and artists - we also encourage the inclusion of regular live performances and the practice of recording self as an integral part of their development plan.
4 times award-winning professional, Flora Finch is the creator of The Development Sessions.
After teaching for several years it became apparent that Flora's expertise as a tutor, coach, producer, assistant and researcher is best applied with a team of other professional tutors, coaches, practitioners, researchers, producers, engineers, writers, arrangers and musicians. When required they discuss pedagogies and train, practice, record, rehearse, produce, arrange, write and/or perform together. They also share research and support each other's clients, projects, organisations and students.
Flora Finch is a graduate of The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama [RSAMD] and Glasgow University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance and Certificate in Orchestral Studies. Flora studied voice to grade 7, piano to grade 3, theory to grade 8, violin to grade 8 [Distinction], jazz, classical and for two certificates in Music and Vocal Production. Before College, Flora was a member of the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra and the Coventry Youth Choir and Orchestra [which she lead for one year].
At the RSAMD, Flora won the Dunbar Gerber Prize [as part of a duet] and The Chamber Music Prize with her String Quartet. Flora also won a prize for the support she provided to various heads of department at Channel 4.
From as young as age 16 in her home town [Coventry, UK], Flora assisted with coaching live bands that her sisters sang in. Also years later she also supported DJs, Producers, Engineers and Musicians whilst studying in the USA with Anne Crowden [Berkeley University professor], facilitating workshops at WAC [Weekend Arts College, Hampstead Town Hall, London], and as Coach, Co-Producer, Facilitator, Assistant and Vocal Coach and Assistant…for music studios and live performance evenings via Picturehouse.
Flora also worked:
-as a freelance professional musician for 10 years...
-as PA to the Head of Tax and Accounting and a member of the Business Group of FTSE100 listed British Land Company and was part of the team that dealt with nearly £5 billion of finance restructurings including the award winning debenture deal in 2006.
-began Coaching and supporting CEOs, Heads of Department, Choreographers and Producers at Sadlers Wells, Channel 4.
Flora took two years away from working full time to study for a PTLLs Teaching Award; also to attain various qualifications including Business Administration, Management, Stress Management and Coaching [Performance Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching]... She studied Coaching and Stress Management with Gladeana McMahon (Channel 4 and GMTV Stress Coach) and Professor Stephen Palmer respectively - who are considered to be among the top ten coaches in the UK.
Flora is available both alone and with support from various other professionals who perform professionally including Meshach Broderick, Tiffany Berton and Rita Campbell... Please find links to their showreels and performances below:
re. Flora Finch – recordings
Below is a link to some rather old material; most songs are collaborations.
Also, via link below you should be able to hear two live vocal recordings of Summertime [cover], and an extract of Run To You [cover]. Other recordings are of me on violin; two are my own compositions.
Please find a link below to another composition; I co-composed this with Matt How
Flora has produced Wellbeing and Wound Healing research in collaboration with friends who are specialists in Wellbeing too:
i) Amanda de Nobrega MSc BSc has an MSc in Biological Analysis and BSc in Industrial Chemistry...
ii) Juliet Haywood BA hons, MA, DNN, mBANT (Nutritional Therapist) - who specialises in various areas of Wellbeing and Cancer..
CONTACT Flora via:
020 7582 2386 [h]; 07803 081 763 [m]; firstname.lastname@example.org [e]; www.gyreentyp.com [w]
@florafinch @Gyreentyp Blog: www.florafinch.wordpress.com