Whether channelling Barbra Streisand, performing her own music or playing tribute to the sounds of the 70’s and 80’s, Yasmine is a true all round entertainer and an inspirational teacher. Classically trained in both piano and the Bel Canto vocal opera technique, she is a highly versatile musician with a love of the pop, jazz and latin genres. Her warm and engaging personality makes her a joy to work with and the kind of teacher who gets results.
At an early age she auditioned for BBC TV’s The Big Time - Pop Singer, and was runner-up to Sheena Easton (James Bond, 42nd Street). She went on to write, play piano and sing the very first theme tune for BBC 2’s Food and Drink programme.
Yasmine received the prestigious Kawakami Prize at the Yamaha World International Song Festival. Her talents also led to her being offered the lead role of Nala in The Lion King in the West End and Los Angeles without audition.
Starting the piano at the tender age of three, Yasmine went on to teach herself jazz, soul, pop and latin music at the age of only 11. This combined with her classical training makes her a highly professional singer and pianist. She learned her performance craft playing extensively in virtually every 5 star hotel in London, as well on the jazz circuit (Pizza Express Dean Street, The 606 Jazz Club, The Vortex, and regular concerts at Pizza on The Park).
Yasmine now lives in Surrey and combines teaching and performing at private functions with recording original songs with her husband, Peter Giles, one of the founder members of the legendary rock band King Crimson.