I teach professional and developing singers alike how to achieve dexterity, flexibility, and increased vocal range whilst preserving their vocal health and boosting their creativity. I also help songwriters with structure and content.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Singing and songwriting
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a Berklee School of Music (Boston, US) and a SACEM school (Paris, France) graduate.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £50 per hour session or £180 for a package of 4 sessions.
Students who prefer to "pay-as-you-go" get a loyalty card entitling them to a free hour every 10 sessions.
- Where do you teach?
I teach out of my home studio, which is located at Limehouse, between Canary Wharf and Shadwell. Sorry I do not travel to students' homes.
- When are you available?
I am available Monday through Saturday.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students over 17. All levels are welcome.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare my students for auditions, gigs, recordings and touring.
I also offer career coaching and songwriting lessons.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer Skype sessions to help my students practice regularly and to condition their voice before shows. Sessions typically last half an hour. They involve a few minutes of meditation at the start in order to relax and focus, followed by vocal warm-up exercises. They are an excellent way to warm up before gigs or as a regular vocal workout a few times a week for people who have a hard time sticking to a regular practice routine.
Skype sessions are only available to students who come in at least once a month in person. The sound of a voice through speakers can sometimes be misleading so it's important that I already know the student's voice before we start Skype sessions.
Rates are £25/session or £60/3 weekly sessions.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I like to begin my teaching sessions with a bit of breathing and meditation before we start vocal technique exercises. I believe that to properly develop as an artist you have to know your body and manage your nerves as much as you must know your voice.
I look forward to hearing from you!
- What kind of experience do you have?
In the US, I worked with artists / producers such as Rodney Jerkins and Michael Jackson. I recorded several albums as the lead singer of Los Angeles band Jariya and worked as a session singer for film and television. I also composed music for film, media and comedy shows featuring American comedian Margaret Cho.
I currently coach major label artists, as well as budding singer songwriters and compose music for film and television. I have been teaching for 20 years and enjoy being involved in the development of new artists.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I do not have a CRB, as I don't teach children.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at Berklee School of Music with Bob Stoloff, Vivian Reed, and Luz Bermejo
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I belong to ASCAP, PRS and Equity
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Some of my students are signed artists but budding new artists and beginners are always welcome, as long as they are truly motivated and dedicated to their vocal practice.
• Berklee School of Music Degree
• 20 years of teaching experience
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