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Margaret Pikes

Voice Teacher
Lives in Lasalle (France)
Worked with Roy Hart and was part of the Roy Hart Theatre (before 1991)
Roy Hart Voice Teacher since 1970

My work is rooted in the Wolfsohn-Hart approach to exploring the human voice. I aim to help my students to not only free their voices but also to feel emotionally and physically connected to their vocal range in a way that builds a sense of vocal empowerment. Each student can come to feel that their voice belongs to them and that they possess a repertoire of vocal possibilities to which they have conscious access and which corresponds to who they are. I offer individual voice lessons online and in Malérargues. More information about my experience, my way of working and reflections on this approach to voice work can be found in my book “Owning our Voices: Vocal Discovery in the Wolfsohn-Hart Tradition,” written with Dr Patrick Campbell. It was published by Routledge, in January 2021.


One of the Roy Hart Theatre founding members, Margaret Pikes has been a voice teacher internationally for more than 50 years.

After participating in the early Roy Hart Theatre productions, Margaret continued as a professional singer of many genres from jazz to chanson Française. She sang as the soloist in the ‘Canto General’ for many years.

She lived in Togo, West Africa for six years singing regularly with the jazz trio ‘Anima’. She toured among others with Michelle Bernard in « Des Nuits Noires de Monde », with Smith Dancetheatre in ‘Agnes and Walter: A Little Love Story’ as well as with her own one-woman shows of French songs and texts. She was an honorary research fellow at Manchester University. More detail of her 50 years of experience can be found in her book written with Dr Patrick Campbell.

Margaret Pikes has worked with Roy Hart, Dorothy Hart, Robert Harvey, Liza Mayer, Kaya Anderson and Barry Coghlan.
She speaks English, French and German.