The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lifestyles of many people. People still feel the effects in different ways. In particular, it has influenced and catalyzed the career intentions of many people (as many workplace styles have changed and evolved into “working from home”). As this work style reinforces his work-life balance priorities, many people find themselves changing careers to suit this particular personal interest. Emily Laurie Jones’ recent career transition in 2022 is her one such outcome.
Emily has an extensive musical background with extensive singing experience. After graduating with her degree in music from the University of Southampton, Emily received further training in music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she earned her master’s degree with honors, and she graduated from the University of Southampton. She also completed the school’s acclaimed Opera Her course. After that, Emily did a fair amount of freelance work as a soloist before she went on to sing in the choir of the National Opera for five years, after which she worked at the Royal Opera House for six years. Emily is very passionate about the arts and her career working in the arts field (especially the music industry) has fostered and blossomed this love.
For Emily, the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has resulted in furloughs and living at home. At this time, it is a common change for many. Her home life has allowed her to enjoy more quality time with her family. She commented that this lifestyle during the pandemic “gives me time to think about what I want for my career, and I’ve always loved the idea of a stagecoach franchise.” The carriage franchise allows her to spend more time at home because of her work style). The move to Stagecoach marked a contrast for Emily from performance work to management work.
Emily also completed this career change because she liked the idea that art could foster children’s confidence. When she asked further about her reasons for this switch, she commented that she loves her Stagecoach and that she “makes everyone feel confident.” We aim to include everyone in our classes, so how can anyone be truly inclusive, whether they have educational needs or not!” At Watford, the stagecoach where Emily works offers part-time performing arts classes for children ages 4-18.
https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/23094538.emily-rowley-jones–professional-opera-singer-stagecoach-watford-principal-eleanor-croston-parmiters-school/?ref=rss Emily Laurie Jones – From Professional Opera Singer to Stagecoach Watford Principal Eleanor Croston, Permitters School