Sandra Ford is an internationally recognised soprano who has performed in both operatic and concert repertoire.

Before her career was cut short due to ill health, she performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra.

Sandra was Principal Soprano at the English National Opera, and also performed at Komischer Oper Berlin. She has performed with such eminent conductors as Kirill Petrenko, Jiri Belohlavek, Mark Elder and Paul Daniel.

Born in South Africa, Sandra studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


Sandra teaches privately both in person and on Zoom, as well as at the London College of Music. She adjudicates singing competitions and has given masterclasses in London and Dubai. 

Her work as a singing teacher is based on her experience as an opera and concert singer, and her keen interest in the mechanics of healthy, beautiful singing. The vocal exercises she uses are highly effective in developing and improving technique and resolving vocal problems. 

Her training and ongoing development as a Mentor Coach provide her with the skills to help pupils develop resilience and the confidence to handle challenge in the work/study environment.

‘Sandra’s holistic approach has helped me hugely in growing as a musician and singer.’

‘Sandra was a wonderful singer is now a superb teacher. She combines sound technical knowledge with an intuition for the right approach for each given voice and her lessons are truly inspiring.’

‘Sandra always ensures vocal health is key and gently unlocks and corrects the bad habits that have become part of my muscle memory.’

‘Sandra’s love of singing has been a great inspiration to me and there is both consistency and
creativity in every lesson.’

Areas of study

  • Preparing for an audition
  • Diagnostic coaching to correct technical issues
  • Postural issues
  • Guidance on voice category and repertoire
  • Increasing vocal range

Watch Sandra talk about her approach to teaching singing


Please contact Sandra if you would like to book a lesson or a consultation session. For some students finding the right teacher can be difficult. The consultation provides an opportunity for both parties to assess the teacher/student dynamic and will help determine if the teacher is right for them. The teacher can also assess if he/she can help the student personally or whether another more suitable teacher should be recommended for that particular student.

Phone Sandra on
07766 663813