WHY VOCAL COACHING?
Singing is said to be a direct channel to the soul, a cathartic release that helps to express what we cant always say and the limitless was we can say it in song.
Studies have also shown singing can help lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, combat depression, tone the core and improve posture. While it’s not quite one of your 5 a day just yet, all the perks cant hurt?
But why seek professional vocal coaching?
From the most advanced singer to those who have never sung, a vocal coach will help take your voice to the next level. Training with an experienced professional can give you real time feedback on your voice and tailor each session to your specific needs and aims.
The voice is just like any other part of your body, it needs strengthening and technique to help it perform better. Training the voice will help you see better results and a more reliable voice with longevity.
So even if you can't hold a tune just yet remember that Success is 20% talent 80% hard work so why not give it a go and see what your voice can do?
Try out a bite sized session! Perfect for the time constrained superstar.
Our most popular session! Tackle your vocal aims in detail, master your favourite song or even preparing for an upcoming performance!
The ultimate vocal MOT! Whether you want to work on basic technique, recording, theory or a bit of everything - This 90 min session allows us to work through it all in detail.
Already a regular or want some discounts? Book a block of 6 hour slots and get a lesson free!
WHAT HAPPENS IN A LESSON?
Each lesson is tailored to the individual pupils to help combat their vocal aims. However, every lesson includes a piano warm up for conditioning and technical exercises to help strengthen the voice and a number of songs to put these exercises into practise. Some pupils chose to also cover some music theory, performance coaching and in longer sessions recording. Each lesson is written up and emailed with optional home exercises to help add to your progress.
DOES IT MATTER IF I'VE NEVER SUNG BEFORE?
Absolutely not! I teach all abilities and ages and firmly believe we all have to start somewhere.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
Come with some songs in mind you like to sing or would like to be able to sing. A general idea of what you would like to get out of the coaching. Some pupils find it useful to being water. I do not recommend drinking anything else as some beverages such as milk affect the voice negatively.
HOW MANY LESSONS WILL I NEED?
This completely depends on your aims and current vocal level.
A block of Six lessons provide a great introductory start to proper singing technique however this may not be enough to fix years of bad habits.
If you're a complete beginner you may find yourself able to sing from a better place only after one, but you may need a few more to help solidify the good habits.
This is especially true if you want your voice to be of the same standard of a professional singer.
Professional singers, much like professional athletes require career long tuition to help maintain a healthy larynx and longevity to their voice.
That said if you’re just wanting to learn the basics a few months or so is the average amount of time to become familiar.
I NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE MY LESSONS. WHAT DO I DO?
Please give a minimum of 48 hours notice for a cancellation or rescheduling of a lesson or the full fee will be charged. This is due to the small number of slots and large number of pupils wanting lessons. Sickness, weather etc are not exempt from this term and conditions. In extreme weather related circumstances (e.g snow) skype lessons will be offered as alternatives at the same price however should you reject this the lesson will still be charged. In rare occasions l may off another alternative on the day of your lesson if another student has canceled etc. but there is no obligation to change your previously booked lesson slot.
DO YOU TEACH ON A WEEKEND?
Unfortunately not, my teaching schedule is usually tied to weekdays as I gig, shoot and write on the weekends. Head over to my music pages and Instagram to keep up to date with all my performances and events.
CAN I HAVE A GROUP LESSON?
Yes! Group lessons are £15 an hour per student. I teach up to 4 students in a group. Should there be a no show from the group the fee must be paid or the remaining students attending will be charged for the missing student.
I DON'T LIVE CLOSE ENOUGH TO GET TO YOU, CAN I STILL HAVE LESSONS?
Yes! I offer Skype tuition for my far away pupils. Send me an email for more info.
Interested? Drop me an email below!