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If you wish to get in touch to discuss lessons for you or a child, please use the Initial Student Enquiry Form.
Expectations - What happens in a lesson?
People come for lessons to improve their physical and mental well-being. As such, the pace we learn at will always be determined by what best suits you. Although further reasons behind taking singing lessons can vary widely, the lessons will always cover a holistic view of the singing voice, where posture, breathing technique, vocal exercises, tone, vowel and projection techniques will be covered. There will be a strong emphasis on expression and interpretation of the music being studied, while also covering aural skills and musical theory, both vital elements of a singer's musical journey. Performance skills and microphone technique are also covered, where desired. The music that we work with will come from a variety of genres, to enable you as a singer to find your particular passion and to learn about using your voice in different ways.
If you wish to take Graded examinations, I work with a variety of exam boards and take the time to carefully choose the exam, syllabus and board that suits you. I am also experienced with supporting and entering students for Theory of Music exams, supporting GCSE performance submissions, preparation for listening papers, coaching for auditions into leading Musical Theatre and Music Colleges, as well as coaching for performances. Former students have gained admission into Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, SLP College, Bird College, UCL and many others.
Never too Late!
Please remember it is never too late to learn a new skill. I have often heard the phrase said to me 'I wish I could sing, but I can't'. After talking further with people, I discover this is usually because they have been told by someone earlier in life that they 'can't' or they compare themselves to others and believe their voice should remain behind closed doors (or in the shower!) Being afraid of singing is very common; the difference between other musical instruments and singing, is that the voice is an instrument that is a part of you. It is a personal part of who you are. Whether you decide to take up singing lessons, or not, please remember;
Everybody can sing
Music is for everyone
I have a few students who are in their retirement and learning to find their singing voice - and loving doing so! So whether you would like lessons or are too afraid to sing along to the radio for fear of embarrassment, please try and open your voice - you may surprise yourself with how good it feels.
Theory of Music / General Musicianship Lessons
When learning a new instrument, whatever it may be, people can sometimes feel daunted about also having to learn the skill of reading music, especially when this is completely new to them. I am happy to provide additional tutoring and guidance on the theory of music in separate, bespoke 1:1 lessons. I also regularly tutor and enter students for the Graded Theory of Music Examinations with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). The lessons can take place on a regular or ad-hoc basis, in the comfort of your own home via online video lessons. I offer regular theory lesson slots, as well as theory distance learning packages. Please get in touch to discuss further.
While lessons have traditionally taken place either in my studio or at a student's home, in the current climate, all lessons are currently online. I offer a variety of distance learning packages, as well as regular online lessons via Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp