Singing Teaching – Individual Lessons
I have been teaching singing for over 35 years; my teaching of individuals goes hand-in-hand with my research and development of Voice Pedagogy. My approach is flexible and effective; my students have a solid vocal technique, a robust understanding of performance psychology and vocal health, enabling successful careers.
Lessons can either be delivered online or in person. Online lessons work remarkably well and singers are happy with the progress that they have made when unable to attend in person.
Some students have lessons every couple of weeks, others will drop by two or three times a year. Each lesson is an hour, although I can give extended lesson duration to students who travel large distances for their lessons. I have a lovely teaching studio at my home in Guildford; this is a ten minute walk from Guildford railway station and within easy reach of both Gatwick and Heathrow airports. I also have a studio in Soho, London.
If you would like to book a consultation lesson, please use the contact form
“I thought it was a storming success, and your work with Y, in particular, brought about a step change in her accomplishment which was clearly audible even over a variable internet connection. Several of the students – especially Y, actually – were quick to write and express their appreciation of the session, and to ask me to pass that on. I took a handful of notes, and every one is a nugget of real value; I’m absolutely certain that those who attended will have gleaned an awful lot from that intense couple of hours – which flew by, by the way. This is, of course, all by way of expressing my appreciation not only for your considerable professional expertise, but your warmth and good humour, which transformed what could have been a rather arid virtual experience into something very human and worthwhile. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, and very rewarding, session.”
Dr Christopher Price, Director of Music, Canterbury Christ Church University – a response following a two-hour online masterclass
“Yippeeee! Just finished Jauchzet at Cadogan, and it’s the best I have sung for years. THANK YOU! It’s a great feeling that for the first time ever, I don’t really mind what other people thought about it – I felt in control at all moments (even the top Cs), and felt that I did what I do, to the best of my abilities, and that’s a fantastic feeling. At the moment I feel that the combination of tongue, posture, top up breaths, slight whine and constant intention/communication are giving me lots to play with, and it’s so liberating! ” “I had a really enjoyable time doing the concert on Saturday and the Strauss just fell into place with the pianist in a beautiful space. I was able to just tell the story and play with colours, which feels very much like the G of old! And, the audience were very happy.
Thank you for helping me”
“I’m sure I would have given up by now without your encouragement, it’s thanks to you that I am no longer nervous about singing.”
“Thank you for a great lesson today. Really enjoying singing with you. Thank you for all your clarity and advice. I’m in good hands.”