Rebecca Bottone

Rebecca Bottone

Piano & Singing Teacher in Northampton

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

I have been teaching singing for 10 years alongside a much longer and established international performing career. I studied at the RAM and RCM and gained Bmus (Hons) and PGdip (Hons) and ARAM. I have experience of many different exam boards and teach both classical and musical theatre techniques. My students have ranged from beginners to professionals and I am able to teach 1-1 but also online. I have an up-to-date DBS certificate and am an ISM member.

I enjoy tailoring each lesson to the individuals need, I have good knowledge of repertoire and can accompany my students. I have coached for British Youth Opera and adjudicated at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Recent engagements include a WNO tour to Hong Kong with Pelléas et Mélisande Welsh National Opera, Bauci Bauci e Filemeno, Amore Gluck’s Orfeo and Despina in Cosi fan Tutte with the Classical Opera Company and concerts with the Karlsruhe Festival, Clorinda La Cenerentola and Mabel The Pirates of Penzance (Scottish Opera), recording Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo with La Nuova Musica and Guinia in Mozart’s Lucio Silla and Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo at Buxton Opera, Haydn’s Creation with Zurich Opera and a reprisal of the Olivier award-winning production of Akhnaten at ENO in the role of Queen Tye.

Further appearances include First Innocent in the world premiere of Birtwistle’s Minotaur and First Niece Peter Grimes (Royal Opera House‚ Covent Garden)‚ Cricket and Parrott in the world and USA premieres of Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opera North and Minnesota Opera)‚ Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Aix-en-Provence Festival)‚ Marie in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna (Manchester International Festival)‚ Amanda in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre and Casilda in The Gondoliers (English National Opera)‚ Anne Egerman A Little Night Music‚ Johanna Sweeney Todd and Carrie Carousel (Théâtre du Châtelet‚ Paris) and the Maid in Ades’ Powder Her Face and Semira in Arne’s Artaxerxes at the Linbury Studio‚.

Rebecca has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Gabrieli Consort and Players; she has sung Charmeuse in ’Thais’ under Eschenbach with Renee Fleming and also performed with the AAM and the RAI Turin; the CBSO‚ the Halle and the Manchester Camerata; St John Passion with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi in Milan; the Philharmonia Orchestra under Sir Charles Mackerras; and the Tonhalle Zürich under Sir Mark Elder.

Recordings include Cis Albert Herring EMI and two Rossini roles for Opera Rara‚ Eurice Adelaide di Borgognia and Cleone Ermione. TV appearances include BBC2’s Television documentary The Genius of Beethoven‚ David Starkey’s Music and Monarchy , and Hugh Wood’s Epithamalion at the BBC Proms and the role of a singer in Steven Poliakoff’s acclaimed film Capturing Mary.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Bmus (Hons)
  • PGdip (Hons)
  • ARAM
  • 10 GCSE’s
  • 4 A levels
  • Barbara Samuel Prize for singing ’99 Royal College of Music
  • Finalist in Kathleen Ferrier Society Competition ‘99
  • Leverhulme Award ’03 Royal Academy of Music
  • Katie Thomas Memorial Prize ’03 Royal Academy of Music
  • Henry Dixon Scholarship ’03 Royal Academy of Music
  • British Land Award’03 Royal Academy of Music
  • Alfred Alexander Award’03 Royal Academy of Music
  • 2nd Place Bel Canto Prize’04 Opera Rara
  • Dorothy Pattinson Prize’04 Royal Academy of Music

Music was meant to be for me. I played the Cello, Violin, Tuba and Piano and sang in Youth projects as a child. This has been a major inspiration to be able to teach as I had such a great experience with music education myself. It gave me confidence, skills, and experience that have helped in all aspects of my career.


1/2 hour£17.50
1 hour£34.00 (for Students)
£50.00 (for Professionals)


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Priory Close, Northampton, NN3 3LE, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
June 22, 2021

I was a student of Rebecca’s in my gap year and without Rebecca’s guidance and expertise, I would not be at the standard I am now. I am a current undergraduate student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and I will be forever grateful to her for giving me the confidence to give a successful audition, and the best preparation for my degree.

Rebecca’s teaching has allowed me to be independent with my musical decision making, whilst guiding me clearly on how to portray certain intentions with good vocal technique, so that I am in full control of my body during practice and performance.

Rebecca expected me to learn new repertoire for each lesson every week. Her high expectations gave me a good indication of what my degree would be like at Conservatoire. Therefore, I felt that I was in a professional environment and was being taken seriously as a vocal student.

I still use Rebecca’s teaching methods, and I know that I have lifelong improvements to my vocal technique, stage presence, and overall awareness of my voice as a performer. Thank you Rebecca!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 22, 2021

Our daughter is a confident dancer & has performed on stage many times but when it came to singing she had no confidence or belief in her ability at all.

She reluctantly agreed to singing lessons & we hoped it would give her some self belief.

We have been astonished by her growth since taking lessons with Beccy. She is now happy & confident to sing, is taking her first musical theatre exam next month & has even been given a song & dance competition piece by her dance school as they too have been blown away by her progress!

We would definitely recommend Beccy, she is a fabulous teacher & we couldn’t be more pleased.