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The Team


Ashley James Turner MA

Founder & Musical Director


Ashley is a freelance Singing Coach and Musical Director. He is currently an associate lecturer and musical director at Performers College, DanceBox Studios and Theatre Works and supports his professional clients in his private singing studio.


Ashley has worked for a number of companies across UK and Europe. After graduating with a first class BA(hons) in Performing Arts, he toured Germany, Denmark and Sweden. On returning to the UK he gained his MA in Opera and Music Theatre.


Since graduating he has composed work for theatre and contemporary dance companies and his work has been heard in many venues including, The Tobacco Factory (Bristol, UK), The Lowry (Manchester, UK) and Mercat des las Flores (Barcelona, Spain).


Ashley has musical directed, taught singing and voice, and led choirs for universities and training colleges including, London Studio Centre, Wilkes Academy, Platinum Academy of Performing Arts, Arts Educational, University of Cumbria, Amersham and Wycombe College, as well as teaching at Stagecoach schools across UK and Europe.


His private singing clients have been successful performers in the West End, UK and international touring productions with some of his younger clients gaining places at some the UK’s leading training colleges.


Ashley continues to develop his skills, vocal knowledge and research, working with world renowned vocal trainers and educators Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher of Vocal Process. He is proud to be a Vocal Process Accredited Singing Coach.


Lauren trained at The Sylvia Young Theatre School and began her professional performing career at 18 in the West End musical Les Miserables, understudying Eponine and Cossette. She went on to tour the UK with the Rogers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, understudying the roles of Nellie Forbush and Liat, and then returned to the West End in the hit musical Wicked, understudying Nessarose.

Lauren was part of the original cast recording of Broken Wings the musical, and appeared in the original production at The Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.

After a few years away from Wicked, she was asked to return to the production to understudy the additional role of Glinda, and she counts herself extremely lucky to have been involved in the production for well over a decade.

Lauren took on the leading role of Rebecca in Imagine This at the Union Theatre, then played Gail in Teechers at the Guildford Fringe, before going on to lead the production of Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together in the role of The Wife, at The Hope Mill Theatre. 

Each Christmas Lauren performs with The West End at Christmas cast, touring the UK with a festive show of musical theatre and Christmas classics.

She can be heard on the original cast recording of The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Webborn and Finn, playing the role of Amelia, alongside Emmy award winning Hannah Waddingham, musical theatre royalty Ramin Karimloo, Matt Croke, Christine Allado, and Marvel’s Fra Fee – Lauren also appeared in the concert version of The Clockmaker’s Daughter at Cadogan Hall.

Lauren James Ray

MTC Aylesbury 

Musical Director

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Meghan Louise Taylor

Musical Director |
MTC-High Wycombe

Meghan Louis Taylor joined the MTC team in September 2023, musically directing the High Wycombe branch. 

Meghan Louise Taylor is an accomplished performer who originally hails from America. Her classical voice training began whilst earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia before embarking across the pond where she earned her MA in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music. Since graduating, Meghan has cultivated her teaching career both privately and at various schools across London and Buckinghamshire, alongside her professional pursuits. Outside of the classroom and offstage, Meghan utilises her vocal talents to serve the film and TV community as a voice artist and voice director. Onstage credits include genres from Opera to Pantomime and are billed under the stage name Louise Taylor. Her most notable roles include Rosalind from Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, the title role in Donizeti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor and most recently a Ugly Sister in Cinderella pantomime. 

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Chris is currently an associate lecturer at Performers College and previously on the singing faculty and Junior Musical Theatre Dpt. Lead at prestigious Laine Theatre Arts and at London Studio Centre.


Chris trained in both performing arts and dance with a number of professional performance credits to his name. Some of his performance highlights include an international tour of France and Germany with White Horse Theatre, productions such as Dial M For Murder and Rhinoceros, Company and Into The Woods and Chris has also performed in regional pantomimes.


In addition to performing he also has a number of theatrical production credits including Musical Directing and Theatre Directing. Chris has worked with youth theatre projects with Opera North and the British Youth Film Academy, as well as teaching singing and drama.

Chris Woodhall

MTC Associate Musical Director



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