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Kate
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Kate
« I have been studying with Brendan for six months now, and have loved every lesson. Not only is my voice improving every week, but I've also noticed a real difference in my confidence. »
£35/h
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Lessons offered by Brendan
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Songwriting
Levels
  • All Levels

Brendan - Leytonstone - Music Theory

Methodology

I believe passionately in the potential of every one of my students and help them to develop through lots of encouragement and sound, established teaching principles.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Classical singing; musical theatre and popular singing.
Drama for auditions, exams and performances.
Classical and popular piano.
Preparation for singing and piano auditions, exams and performances.
Acting technique for stage and screen
Voice tuition for acting and public speaking.
Music theory for exams.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Singing Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester; a first class Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin; and an ABRSM Music Diploma in Singing Teaching (Distinction).
I trained as an actor at the London Centre for Theatre Studies.
I have an Advanced Certificate Distinction in Piano.

- How much do you charge?

£30 for a one hour lesson.
£45 for an hour and a half lesson (advanced performers and advanced theory).
I also offer reduced rates for those on lower incomes.

- Where do you teach?

I teach from my home in Leytonstone, East London - near Leyton, Leytonstone and Stratford stations.
I am easily accessed from anywhere in London and am a short distance from Redbridge, Newham, Barking, Dagenham, Waltham Forest, Leytonsone, Stratford, Ilford, Essex and East and West Ham

- When are you available?

I teach Monday to Saturday between 9:00am and 7:00pm.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach all levels and ages in singing from complete beginners up to professional standard. I teach drama up to Grade 8, A-Level and drama school audition level. I teach piano to Diploma level. I teach music theory up to Grade 8.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and Royal Academy singing, piano and theory examinations - all grades up to and including diploma standard.
LAMDA, RADA and Trinity Guildhall drama exams.
GCSE and A-level singing, piano and music theory.
GCSE and A-level drama.
I also prepare singing, piano and drama students for entry to degree courses in classical singing, classical piano, musical theatre, music and drama.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

It can be daunting to approach a new teacher. Believe it or not, teachers can get nervous too before meeting new students! So, take a chance and make contact - you never know what you may achieve!!

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been teaching privately for nearly 15 years now, alongside my performing career as a singer, actor and musician. During that time I have also taught in a number of music and theatre schools in the UK and Ireland. As a singing teacher, I have taught across a broad range of styles, specialising in classical, opera and musical theatre. As a drama teacher I have taught across a broad range from beginners through GCSE and A-Level students to students preparing for drama school auditions. As a piano teacher I specialise in classical piano and teach many other styles. I have taught singers and pianists ranging from professionals going for auditions to complete beginners doing their first exams and performances. As a music theory teacher I have prepared students from ABRSM Grade 1 to 8 as well as students preparing for GCSE's and A-levels.
As a professional singer I have performed in venues all over the UK and Ireland in operas and opera galas, musicals, oratorios, classical song recitals, and concerts incorporating jazz, musical theatre and popular song. As an actor, I have performed in London's West End and in various venues in the UK and Ireland.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I am CRB checked.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I trained as a classical singer at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (RNCM) and at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin.
I trained as an actor at the London Centre for Theatre Studies.
I trained as a pianist and composer at DIT Conservatory, Dublin.
I have also had three years of Alexander Technique.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Musicians Union and Equity

- Tell me about some of your current students.

My current students range in age from 8 to 70. They include various levels and styles from professionally experienced singers, actors and musicians to relative beginners starting their first grade exams. Go to 'Student Testimonials' to read what some of my students have to say about my teaching.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £35/h
Lessons offered by Brendan
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Songwriting
Levels
  • All Levels

Brendan's CV

• Post-Graduate Diploma in Singing Performance; ABRSM Diploma in Singing Teaching
• First-Class Honours Degree in Music Performance; Advanced Certificate in Piano; Post-Professional Acting Training
• CRB Checked
• Musicians Union

5 reviews on Brendan
  • 5/5

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5 recommendations

K
Kate

I have been studying with Brendan for six months now, and have loved every lesson. Not only is my voice improving every week, but I've also noticed a real difference in my confidence.

D
Deborah

I'm surprised at how much I've learned in such a short space of time. My confidence is growing with each week and I never get the chance to be bored. I look forward to every lesson.

P
Patrick

Since working with Brendan, I have grown much more confident and certain with my acting and singing ability. This has paid off as I am now more successful with auditions.

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