Helen holds a Master's with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. She studied on RAM's prestigious Preparatory Opera Course under the tutelage of Nuccia Focile, Iain Ledingham, and Philip Sunderland. Her studies were generously supported by the William Gibbs Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust.
Helen has benefitted from masterclasses given by singers such as Toby Spence and Isobel Buchanan. She continues to receive private teaching with Nuccia Focile and Marcio da Silva.
Helen's undergraduate studies in music took place at Cardiff University, where she held the David Lloyd Vocal Scholarship, was awarded the Geraint Evans Prize for outstanding recital performance, and performed regularly as a soloist with the Cardiff University Chamber Choir. Helen is an alumna of Wells Cathedral School, one of the UK's five specialist music schools, where she was awarded a 'Special Provisions' music place in the sixth form.