Vocal coaching from the UK's only Brett Manning Associate. Singers of all abilities and experiences are welcome. Fitzmaurice VoiceworkÂ® Associate for Actors looking to deepen their understanding of voice. Acting training in Meisner technique.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I am a vocal coach/singing teacher specialising in pop/rock and musical theatre (in which I have a masters degree) and Voice for Actors through Fitzmaurice Voicework Â®. I also teach acting using the Meisner technique.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Masters Degree in Musical Theatre Performance; Certified Brett Manning Associate; Teacher at Actors Temple(Meisner Technique); Fitzmaurice VoiceworkÂ® Associate
- How much do you charge?
1 lesson - £50
5 lesson package - £225
10 lesson package - £400
1 lesson = 1 hour
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home in Stoke Newington which is in North London (Zone 2). The nearest tube station is Finsbury Park. The nearest overgrounds are Dalston Junction/Kingsland or Stoke Newington Station.
- When are you available?
I teach mornings, afternoons and evenings Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings and afternoons.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages from beginner to professional.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Lessons are tailored to what the individual student requires.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
A large portion of my students take lessons over Skype. Booking is the same as face to face lessons, skype names are swapped and a call is made at the booked lesson time. Lessons through skype are prepaid.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Time and time again I hear singers talk about years of lessons with little or no progression and a lot of wasted money!! I strongly believe that each person requires individual training tailored to their specific needs as a vocalist/performer. Through building a solid technique anyone can become the singer that they want to be. What's the secret? There IS no secret! All I need is your commitment to changing your voice for the better for GOOD! Check out my vocal instructional videos on my website to get a taster of the training you will be getting.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been lucky enough to work with, and learn from the world's best voice teachers. My journey as a vocal coach began working with Brett Manning in Nashville, Tennessee where I became a Brett Manning Associate vocal coach. While in Nashville I worked with some of the best commercial vocal coaches in the world and spent time in the recording studio with artists working on albums with Grammy Award nominated producers. Over the years, I have also worked with Tom Burke (New York SLP, Estill CCI, Fitzmaurice VoiceworkÂ® Associate) Maureen Scott, Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher, Ron Morris and classically with Ann De Renais and the Maestro himself, David Jones in New York. I now have an established private practice where I teach one on one. I also have experience teaching vocal technique to pop/rock/musical theatre choirs.
As a performer, since graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Now RCS), I have been a working actor/singer and appeared in productions such as the national tour of Dundee Rep's Sunshine on Leith (The Proclaimers Musical) and most recently the European tour of Evita (Bill Kenwright Ltd.) I know what it's like to be a touring performer/singer and can relate to the difficulties in maintaining your voice through long rehearsal processes and performance schedules in many countries all over the world.
I teach Voice for Actors using Catherine Fiztmaurice's VoiceworkÂ®. This is a holistic way of training the voice which centres around the body, breathing, movement, emotion and the connection from impulse to expression.
I teach acting using the Meisner technique at the Actors Temple on Warren Street and from home privately. This is a nuts and bolts way of building an acting technique from simple human connection to highly complex scenes in a truthful, emotionally full way.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a Brett Manning Associate and affiliate of Singing Success.
Fitzmaurice VoiceworkÂ® Associate
Acting Teacher in the Meisner Technique at the Actors Temple
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I've worked with many different artists from different genres including rock, pop, r&b, country, musical theatre (in which I have a Masters degree). I have clients who have starred in Warner Brothers Films; performers in the West End in We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde, The Lion King and Mamma Mia; performers in the touring productions of Quadrophenia and Laughter in the Rain (Bill Kenwright Ltd). A large portion on my books are commercial singer/songwriters as well as people in cover/function bands, cabaret performers and young people who want a career as a performer. I teach beginners to professionals.
• Masters Degree in Musical Theatre Performance
• Brett Manning Associate, Fitzmaurice VoiceworkÂ® Associate
â€œI've been having singing lessons with Craig for several years now and have found his support and guidance invaluable. During this time I've witnessed huge improvements in my my range, resonance and breath control and never fail to be astonished by his tireless enthusiasm, passion and commitment to both his students and his craft. I would highly recommend him to anyone, beginner or advanced, who wants to see tangible results from their voice lessons whilst also having lots of fun!”
â€œI have gained so much more control and release with my voice. I used to watch in awe when singers sounded so powerful with such great resonance and yet look like it was no effort at all! It only took 3 lessons to notice a real sense of freedom and development in my voice! I was very sceptical about my abilities before but Craig has a way of knowing what you're capable of before you do! You know you're with the right person when they can play your instrument better than you can!”
â€œFrom the first lesson my whole attitude and approach to how I warm up and sing is totally different. I no longer stress about whether I will be able to sing come gig time, I just do the exercises, go to the gig and start singing! I can hear and feel a noticeable improvement in my voice and feel like I am actually singing the songs rather than simply talking or shouting them in tune. Plus you will always get a good laugh and be put at ease with Craig on each lesson!”
I have been having lessons since 2009 with Craig and I genuinely wouldn't go to anyone else! In the first 5-10 minutes he pin pointed the weaknesses in my voice and got straight to work. When I came to have lessons with him I had major problems. I learnt SO much SO quickly in my first lesson with Craig and just within that hour he completely changed the way I approached singing. So in conclusion Craig All around rocks and you need to get a lesson with him!”
â€œMy first lesson with Craig was mind blowing, he exudes knowledge far beyond a teacher his age and delivers it in a fun and energising way. It opened up my voice and eliminated tensionâ€¦not to mention opened up my mind as a teacher.”
â€œCraig Deuchar is an imaginative teacher whose vast knowledge of his craft is inspiring. As a beginner I've found it really fun learning with him as the lessons are varied and entertaining. I've definitely made progress since taking lessons with him and I find that his attention to detail is what has begun to break some of my bad habits. He's a great teacher and I wouldn't go anywhere else.”
â€œCraig is an incredible teacher, one who has helped me to improve in my vocal ability unlike any other teacher I've had before him. He's understanding, he knows how difficult it can be to hone your voice, to get it to do what you want it to, and with his help I've pushed my voice further than I ever have before. Every lesson is a pleasure and I always look forward to my next session with him, I honestly can't recommend him enough.”
â€œBefore Craig, i was trying to translate the prescriptions of previous vocal instruction that led me to confusion. What was 7 years of studying became 7 days of improvement. Craig's complete knowledge of voice allowed me in just one lesson to find the power that for so long I had been searching for! Craig has a gift for not only giving easy to understand information but also making it easy to apply! Craig's insight and encouragement fixed my voice and my confidence as a person. Thank you.”
â€œWhen I met Craig, I knew I found a kindred spirit in the vocal geek world. We have spent countless hours communicating on all things voice. Craig stayed at my home and I shared all of my students with him. They naturally fell in love with him! Observing Craig teach gave me an enormous asset to my own skills. No matter where you are in the world, book lessons with Craig. You will learn more in a day than you think your brain can handle and laugh until you cry. I'm going to start a Craig fan club.”
Craig tailors the lesson to your needs and treats your voice as individual. He never churns out predictable exercises and 'buzz words', my lessons are always different and with each exercise something new and exciting is discovered. His teaching has had a significant impact on my range and his enthusiastic positive approach has definitely improved my confidence and belief in my voice. I go to auditions feeling like I can sing anything!
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