About Lorraine

Lorraine Mahoney Estill Master Trainer



Lorraine started her performing studies at the tender age of 2 1/2 yrs learning ballet, tap and modern at The Laton Ash Dance Centre in Hastings where she had the opportunity to perform in professional pantomimes in Ashford (Kent) and Hastings (East Sussex) on numerous occasions. She sucessfully competed in dance competitions, exams and countless dance and variety shows and also performed regularly with The Hastleons from the age of 8yrs 'treading the boards, singing/dancing/acting.

Lorraine is a lyric soprano specialising in lighter choral solo work with wide ranging performing experience – roles include ‘Maria’ (West Side Story), ‘Michaela’ (Carmen), ‘Julie’ (Carousel), ‘Eliza’ (My Fair Lady) and ‘Kate Pinkerton’ (Madam Butterfly). She has given recitals across the South of England, won national singing competitions, has adjudicated for music festivals and in 2007 directed the South East premier amateur dramatic production of Thoroughly Modern Millie for The Hastleons. 

She trained with Maeliosa Goodale for many years before becoming a qualified teacher and performer herself through Trinity College, London and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. 

In 2006, she made her Australian debut with the Perth Oratorio Choir, Australia as Soprano Soloist for John Rutter’s Requiem and Magnificat together with ‘Songs from the Shows’ with the Perth Concert Band. She returned by invitation in December 2007 as Soprano Soloist to sing with the Perth Oratorio Choir for Handel’s Messiah and again in October 2009. In October 2010, she was presented to and sang for HRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at a prestigious anniversary dinner in London, accompanied by The British Imperial Military Band.

In October 2014 Lorraine was invited to sing for The Artists Rifles Association - Centenary Commemoration of the Artists First Crossing of the Channel aboard the steamship Australind. She performed at the gala dinner held at Chateau Tilques, Tilques and also at the service of commemoration remembrance and commitment, which was held at St Fuscien St Victoric Church, Helfaut, Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

In August 2017, Lorraine sang by invitation at the Kirmes Festival, Puschkin House, Muhlhausen, Germany. 

In November 2018, Lorraine performed in Belgium where she sang for The Artists Rifles Association, for their ‘Armistice Centenary Commemoration Gala Dinner’ in Mons, Hainault and also at their ‘Service of Commemoration - Remembrance & Commitment to mark the Centenary of The Great War Armistice’ at Saint-Martin Church, Harveng, Hainaut. 

In May 2020, Lorraine qualified as an Estill Master Trainer.

With her dedication to teaching and her enthusiastic approach, she set up her own Performing Arts School before moving to Wiltshire – ‘Theatre Sense’ in East Sussex. For further details please visit www.theatresense.co.uk.

Lorraine teaches singing in Wiltshire county schools and runs 2 ladies choirs - The Semingtones and The Songbirds. 

In January 2019, Lorraine Little Voices Performing Arts School which provides Drama & Singing lessons to ages 4-18yrs, working towards LAMDA Qualifications. Lessons are currently held in Corsham, Westbury and Twerton (Bath). Visit www.littlevoices.org.uk/bath for more information. 

Lorraine is energetic, professional, self motivated and competent and is able to communicate at all levels. She also has vast experience in teaching children and adults with Learning Disabilities. Lorraine has an enhanced DBS check, is First Aid qualified, fully insured and holds a PPL license.

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