Samantha read her Music degree at the University of York where she was a prominent soloist in both the Chamber Choir and The Opera Society. Samantha then completed her PGDip in Vocal Performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she had many performance opportunities. Samantha has performed both Tisbe (Rossini's- La Cenerentola) and Meg Ford (Verdi's- Falstaff) and she was also privileged to be given the role of Aunt Rita in Michael Walters world premiere opera, Ava's Wedding.
Samantha began her study under the guidance of Pamela Cook MBE and the Cantamus Girls Choir, where she was fortunate enough to travel the globe competing with them in China, Malaysia and Germany.
Samantha is also a music teacher during the week working with children from EYFS all the way up to sixth form students as a vocal teacher and whole class music teacher.
Samantha, or Sammi as she is fondly known by her stagecoach family, has taught singing for the past 10 years and worked under the stagecoach umbrella as a vocal teacher since 2015. The friendships and guidance she has had along the way from other experienced principals has led her to the decision to become one herself and she is thrilled to be taking over as principal of Stagecoach Mansfield.