Classical Singing Lessons
Classical Singing Lessons
develop your singing ability
I am a professional singer with 16 years experience performing in a variety of disciplines including solo singing, ensemble a cappella, musicals, theatre and opera from the age of 9. Read more about me and my singing experience.
I am able to teach students from total beginners to advanced performers, moving at a pace appropriate for you and your goals.
My exposure to the music industry from a young age, and subsequent performance experience, has enabled me to offer high quality, results-based singing lessons aimed at nurturing an individual or group to achieve their goals.
I specialise in classical vocal training, but also have experience in performing and coaching jazz, folk, musical theatre, classical-crossover and popular genres. I offer lessons to those looking to improve and enjoy using their voice, whether it be in preparation for a performance or exam, or just wanting to develop their ability and enjoy singing!
My singing lessons are delivered from my fully equipped private studio in Thame, Oxfordshire, which is easily accessible by car (free parking), bus, or a short walk from Thame High Street.
My Singing Experience
During my undergraduate BMus (Hons) Music degree at King's College London, I studied operatic singing at the Royal Academy of Music. Having subsequently completed a Masters degree in Text and Performance from RADA & Birkbeck College, I have developed a well-rounded knowledge of both performance and vocal technique.
I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and the Association of Teachers of Singing and will always continue to develop my knowledge and learning of vocal anatomy and technique. I have obtained a wealth of knowledge on the anatomy of the voice and how to nurture it in its infantile stages to ensure that the voice remains healthy to develop successfully.
What Happens in a Classical Singing Lesson?
Whether you are a totally new to singing or a are a seasoned singer, each lesson will include focused technique work following a thorough warm-up, including extensive exercises to improve your vocal technique, ready to put into context in your chosen song(s). I am able to advise suitable songs for your current ability and style preference to ensure you get the most out of your lessons whilst enjoying your learning.
None of my exercises are complicated and I will always throughly explain what the purpose of an exercise is, as well as what is going on inside your body to create that sound, in order for you to best understand your vocal development.
Depending on whether you are preparing for an exam, a performance or simply to enjoy singing, lessons may also include performance and stage presence awareness, aural and sight-singing training, combating stage nerves and effective song-learning technique.
I am happy to discuss all of your requirements, goals and ambitions on a free phonecall consultation.
Please contact me for more information.
Who Do You Teach?
I teach students of any age and ability. I believe you are never too young or too old to learn how to sing!
Read more about my kids singing lessons.
I teach both adults and children, either on a one-to-one basis or in small group lessons.
One-to-one lessons offer a more personal and concentrated focus on your voice and vocal development, and are the most popular lesson option for those looking to progress their vocal ability quickly with thorough, in-depth coaching.
Small group lessons can be beneficial for those who may find the prospect of a one-to-one lesson daunting to begin with, who may wish to progress to one-to-one lessons in the future. Small group lessons also provide us with the opportunity to work on harmony skills, song arranging and are particularly effective for musical theatre work and those looking to work towards Duo or Group LAMDA exams.
Students interested in Singing Examinations
I have a 100% pass rate of taking students through both ABRSM and Trinity exam syllabi from initial grades through Grade 8.
Having received a high Distinction mark in my ABRSM Grade 8 Singing exam prior to attending university, I am confident in my ability to ensure that students receive the highest level of support and training through their exam preparation and enter at a time where they are confident in their ability to pass with the highest marks possible.
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