Singing - (50£/hr)
My main strength as a singing teacher is working with experienced students who are up and running in a choir, opera group, or other performing activities and would like to work on improving their craft, practice, and vocal freedom. In lessons I focus on building a secure vocal technique in exercises and suitable repertoire. In essence this means establishing a good posture, a free and efficient projection, and a consistency of tone across the full vocal, textual, and dynamic range. This provides students a good foundation to explore and realise their creative and expressive goals in group singing, and/or dramatic performance. I provide piano accompaniment in the lessons and also have experience working with young voices, in voice rehabilitation, performance coaching, and exam preparation. I am a full member of AOTOS (www.aotos.org.uk) and welcome singing students at all levels.
Piano, Musicianship, Music Theory - (40£/hr)
I also offer lessons in piano, musicianship, and music theory at beginner/intermediate stages (grades 1-8). In particular, I have had much success encouraging young piano students (5-16+) through these crucial years of their musical development. Lessons are specifically designed to offer a healthy balance of technique, musicianship, performance goals, and fun collaborative projects (e.g. piano duets :-)). I encourage students to enter appropriate grade exams (ABRSM or Trinity [100% pass rate]) as these can provide a useful impetus and short-term goals. However, my focus is always on genuine technical and musical understanding (so definitely no rote learning of 3-4 pieces for a whole year!) and I’m also perfectly happy to work towards other performance goals and provide a more bespoke journey. (I also hold an Enhanced DBS check)
Tel: 07733 432894