Louise Gibbs, MA, MEd, FHEA, LTCL, is a jazz singer, composer, singing teacher, and educator. She has taught and given workshops (on singing, improvisation, musicianship, and pedagogy) at every major conservatoire and university music department in the UK, including Leeds College of Music (Course Leader for the Postgraduate Programme and the Jazz Programmes), Goldsmiths, University of London, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Royal College of Music. Besides teaching jazz and popular singing at the University of Sheffield, Louise is currently Visiting Professor for the University of Chester, teaches students for the Universities of Leeds, York, and is a specialist external examiner for the Popular Music programme at the Royal Northern College of Music. She has active research interests in voice, improvisation and musical aesthetics, and is on the Council of the British Voice Association. Louise Gibbs continues to perform and compose.
Described in Jazzwise as “meeting all musical challenges with creativity and charisma” she has recorded with top UK and US artists and has five acclaimed albums as leader. Her performance of her self-penned song suite, Seven Deadly Sings (2014) for voice and septet earned a 4-star review: “Both in its conception and execution, …is an unqualified triumph.”