Gavin Magenty is a Director, Singer and Singing Teacher based in Sheffield. Having studied towards his MPhil in Opera Direction and Performance at Sheffield University in 2006 he has since gone on to direct and produce for many professional and amateur companies across Yorkshire and Lancashire. He has directed for Sheffield City Opera, Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society and his own professional chamber opera group, Steel Opera.
Gavin has taught singing in schools and music centres for over 10 years and taught in and managed stage schools for over 8 years. In that time he has had the pleasure to watch and help shape the skills and talents of countless students, many of whom went on to complete Grade 8 examinations in Music Theatre, Rockschool and Classical Singing as well as some that have gone on to study singing or performance at a higher level. His ethos is to make performance and learning fun, to build confidence and to deliver technical knowledge in such a way as it can be easily digested by the student and test their understanding by providing performance opportunities to show what they have learned.