Colin David Reed is a tenor and singing teacher originally from Leeds, but now based in the historic market town of Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. Colin studied with Howard Milner in Birmingham and London. He has sung roles in both professional and amateur companies - most recently as part of Secret Opera's Ring Cycle. Colin also has a passion for music education. He worked as Lincolnshire Area Leader for the national singing campaign Sing Up, and currently teaches singing in four schools in addition to his private teaching. Colin also works as a composer. He was commissioned by soundLINCS to write a piece based on the Lincolnshire folk song "Lost Lady Found" for the 15th anniversary celebrations of soundLINCS. He is currently writing a series of pieces for KS2/KS3 aged children.