Emilia, ”A voice of quite remarkable expressive depth”-(JAZZWISE) is a London based Swedish vocalist and composer with a well-deserved reputation as being one of the most exciting vocalists on the UK Jazz scene which in 2016 led to her being awarded ‘Vocalist of the Year′ at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Emilia has led ensembles that have performed all over the world including major Jazz Festivals and high profile clubs. She is also known for being part of MOBO Award winners 'Kairos 4tet'.
Emilia is the founder of BEYOND VOCALS- 'A platform and community for aspiring singers led by professional and award-winning musicians'.
She is also the Jazz/Pop vocal tutor at Southampton University and a regular external examiner at Trinity/Laban and The Guildhall School of music and drama.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Together we can explore:
Vocal Technique such as:
-Breath control and coordination
-Freedom across your range
-Strength and flexibility
-Timbre and nuance
OTHER THINGS TO EXPLORE TOGETHER:
-Musicianship skills tailored for singers
-Interpretation of repertoire
-How to create healthy habits and securing a fun practice routine that you will stick to.
-Songwriting and lyric writing.
I also run regular Jazz workshops, open mic nights, recording opportunities, a jazz summer course in Slovenia, and an annual Vocal Festival.
Contact me for more information about these classes and opportunities.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BMus (Hons) From Trinity College of Music.
Music Diploma, Colchester Institute
- How much do you charge?
Face-to face 1h15min £55 (£250 for a bundle of 5 lessons).
Online: 1h £45 (£200 for a bundle of 5 lessons).
- Where do you teach?
Currently only ONLINE!
I teach from Finsbury Park, 7min walk from the Tube Station.
I am based in North London, Finsbury Park, Holloway, Seven Sisters, Highbury & Islington
- When are you available?
I am flexible
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I mainly teach on an intermediate-advanced level but happy to take on beginners. Anyone who is interested in learning about their voice is welcome!
(13yrs old and above)
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I would love to hear from you! Please contact me to set up a 20min FREE online consultation lesson where we can go through what your goals and wishes are and we take things from here.
This is what my wonderful students are saying about me:
-"It can still be pretty rare to find someone at the top of their game as an artist and musician, who is able to communicate and share their insight and depth of knowledge: someone, who seems genuinely dedicated to bringing out the absolute best in each person, wherever they are currently at in their musical journey, with so much energy, professionalism, and heartfelt honesty and wisdom. -Katie
-"The way she taught us, as individual voices, within a beautifully held, supportive group space, touched me deeply, as well as helping to develop many concrete new skills, in a very short time. Each day was filled with a mixture of warmth, practical guidance, discipline and precision, fun, hard work, creative imagination, and a lot of humanity'. -Malka
"-The course took me from amateur to being able to perform in a professional manner, in less than a week. Emilia was professional, creative, and incredibly supportive of all her students on the course, getting to know each of us individually and developing us in our own direction. Best thing I've ever done in my life" -Alice
"-I have learned about things I wasn't expecting to learn about. The warmth of the environment encouraged me to push myself to try new things. It has more than met my expectations." -Nell
-"I've had so many different music teachers over the years and Emilia has by far been my favorite! She's an incredibly insightful teacher who knows how to bring the best out in every voice, she makes you feel totally at ease and her joy and passion is completely contagious. She has also created a lovely singing community where you can meet like-minded people and continue to develop through peer support and encouragement. I can't recommend her highly enough!"-Leah
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- What kind of experience do you have?
Since completing my degree in Jazz voice/piano at Trinity/Laban I have been touring extensively across Europe, leading my own ensembles as well as being featured in high profile projects such as Kairos 4tet (MOBO Award winners).
I have since also released four albums of my own projects and been awarded ‘Vocalist of the Year-2016′ at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
I am a regular performer at some of Europe’s leading venues and festivals and has appeared at The London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Sunset Sunside in Paris, Fasching in Stockholm, Ljubljana Jazz Festival and The Love Supreme Jazz Festival in UK to name just a few.
I have 20 years of teaching experience and have worked as a Jazz/Pop Vocal tutor at Trinity/Laban, Southampton University and Brunel University. I am a regular external examiner at the Guildhall School of music and drama and Trinity/Laban.
I am also an experienced workshop leader and have founded 'Beyond Vocals' from where I arrange regular workshops, seminars, masterclasses, open mic sessions, recording opportunities, and an annual vocal festival.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Here are some quotes from my current students:
"I love working with Emilia. I'm a professional opera singer but I recently developed an interest in singing jazz. Emilia has such a warm, giving, and knowledgeable approach. She gives me so much inspiration. She instantly put me at my ease (improvising and singing in a far more flexible style from the point of view of a classical singer is scary!) and she is brilliant at listening - both to what I have to say and to the way that I sing. Her love of jazz, of voices, and of singing and music, shines through. It is, of course, a wonderful bonus to get to hear her sublime singing and unique interpretation of each song! I'm very much looking forward to attending her Summer Course in Izola this year". -Elizabeth Cragg, Professional Opera singer.
"-My first time working with Emilia Martensson was on this year's course in Izola, Slovenia. I was impressed by the amount of progress I've witnessed with my singing during the week of the course, so I also decided to take a few one on one lessons with her. She helped me to improve my singing confidence, feel more free and relaxed when singing and let go of fear. Major progress was already seen after the first lesson. During the lessons, I was introduced to a variety of different vocal technique exercises suitable for my voice type and the things I need to work on. I am also able to record all of the sessions, which is very helpful when practicing at home. I am always very excited about each session with her because it gives me a lot of encouragement and makes me feel inspired.-Ajda Student at Ljubljana Conservatoire.
-"I have known Emilia for 3 years, from her teaching on the Sligo Jazz Festival course, then at her own Beyond Vocals jazz in Slovenia (2 years) and several workshops and events in London, and private lessons. She is a fantastically inspiring teacher, sympathetic and sensitive to each student’s needs, as well as being one of the best jazz vocalists around herself. She knows a great deal about the technical side of singing, as well as helping with how to interpret a song in an individual way. I have made so much progress since working with her. My background as a university lecturer in music myself means that I feel well-placed to strongly recommend her teaching".-Ross (University lecturer in Music)
"The course took me from amateur to being able to perform in a professional manner, in less than a week. Emilia was professional, creative, and incredibly supportive of all her students on the course, getting to know each of us individually and developing us in our own direction. Best thing I've ever done in my life" -Alice Music Student
"-Emilia has been giving me singing lessons since I was 15 at school and I am now 26 and have never wanted to leave! Never will you ever meet such an amazingly supportive and incredible teacher and person. Emilia has a huge knowledge of many different music genres and is very active in her own career as a jazz singer and composer which is very inspiring. She always puts emphasis on working towards where you want to go with your singing and genuinely cares. She is also incredibly funny and lovely to be around". (-Anna, Student at Abbey Road production)
At the moment I am only teaching online.
Rates are £45/h or £40/h when you book a block of five lessons.
I offer free consultation lessons that normally last between 20-30min
Face to face lessons are 1h15min duration-£55 (£250 for a block of 5)
• BMus (Hons)
I love working with Emilia. I'm a professional opera singer but I recently developed an interest in singing jazz. Emilia has such a warm, giving and knowledgable approach. She gives me so much inspiration. She instantly put me at my ease and she is brilliant at listening - both to what I have to say and to the way that I sing.
I have learnt about things I wasn't expecting to learn about. The warmth of the enviroment encouraged me to push myself to try new things. It has more than met my expectations.
..."the advice given is presented in a very constructive and helpful way, which I really feel can help me improve...
The course took me from amateur to being able to perform in a professional manner, in less than a week. Emilia was professional, creative and incredibly supportive of all her students on the course, getting to know each of us individually and developing us in our own direction. Best thing I've ever done in my life" (Alice Finn)
...brillian teaching...delightful setting...like food for my soul...
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