My approach to teaching is unique and extremely adaptable to whatever stage you are at. I have extensive experience teaching all age groups and create bespoke lessons to ensure that you not only get the best value for money, but get the most out of the material we cover. We will focus on uncovering who you are as an individual and in turn, what we can do to help you become the type of performer you want to be.
Every musicians development is an exciting process to be part of and I look forward to starting your journey with you.
Rhian is an accomplished pianist and vocalist. She graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2019 with a first class degree in Music, where she specialised in voice and teaching. She is able to transfer her training in classical singing into pop and jazz styles and has incredible control over her vocals as well as a three octave range. Her ability to sing and perform in a number of styles makes her a versatile and sought after artist.
Rhian's career so far has led her to perform not only in hundreds of venues across the UK, as both a solo, duo and as part of a function band, but also around the world as a piano vocalist working with prestigious cruise lines such as Oceania and P&O. As well as her career as a professional performer Rhian is also a music teacher, teaching many private pupils a week in voice and piano. She is also a Musical Director and has worked on several successful productions such as "American Idiot" in the Edinburgh Kings Theatre.
Rhian had years of teaching experience in both one-to-one and group formats. She has taught musical theatre classes to kids of all ages for many years as well as delivering music and drama workshops in nursery's across Edinburgh.
30 mins - £15
45 mins - £20
60 mins - £25
Musical Theatre Teacher
KS Dance Academy | February 2015 - October 2018
Planning and delivering varied lessons to children aged between 4 and 14 on a weekly basis.
Teaching three disciplines - music, drama and dance.
Utilising different teaching styles and techniques.
Sourcing and creating materials (music, lyrics, props, worksheets) Supporting and working alongside other teachers to organise performances.
Piano and Vocal Tutor
Most Entertaining | October 2016 - Present
Planning and preparing lessons in relation to an individual pupil's needs and ability.
Tracking and recording the progress of pupils and writing reports. Teaching music theory, aural skills and practical techniques. Acquiring appropriate teaching materials and resources.
Entering and preparing pupils for graded examinations. Motivating pupils and encouraging progress.
Keeping financial and administrative records.
Musical Director / Choreographer
Edinburgh Little Theatre | February 2017 - Present
Leading rehearsals and overseeing productions.
Creating a rehearsal schedule.
Auditioning and casting performers.
Arranging music, teaching vocal exercises, songs and harmonies. Rehearsing and conducting a band for performances.
Working closely with and supporting other members of the production team.
Some productions I have worked on include: Spring Awakening, American Idiot, RENT, Little Women, BARE, Avenue Q and Oliver!
Keys Player and Vocalist
Sugar Honey Band - Music for Scotland | May 2018 - Present
Working with and playing with other musicians.
Performing to a professional standard to live audiences. Learning and playing a range of songs from a variety of genres. Practice regularly to develop technique.
Arrange and attend rehearsals.
Maintaining a strong social media presence.
Solo Pianist and Vocalist
Self employed - Rhian Ferrigan Music | 2016 - Present
Booking and securing gigs and performances. Contacting clients and sending invoices.
Performing to a professional standard to live audiences. Developing a varied and entertaining set list.
Learning and playing requests for clients. Maintaining a strong social media presence.
Nursery Class Leader
Sparkle Arts & caterpillar Music | April 2019 - Present
Leading music, drama and dance workshops in nurseries. Running and organising children's parties.
motivating and stimulating a child's learning abilities. assisting with the development of a child's personal, social, language and physical coordination abilities.
EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY BMus(Hons) Music - First Class Honours
September 2015 - May 2019
Instrumental/ Vocal Teaching 1 & 2 Introduction to Music Therapy Western Art Music 1, 2 & 3
Music Research Project 1 & 2
Principle Study Performance 1 - 7 Music Technologies 1 & 2
HNC Music And Sound Production August 2014 - May 2015
Music Technology Performance and Vocal Skills Studio and Production Skills
ABRSM Grades 2-8 in piano ABRSM Grade 5 theory TRINITY Grade 7&8 singing RADC Grades 5-7 in ballet
Full, clean UK drivers licence
Perfect! Quickly understood what I was looking for and provided some great resources to get started. Excited for the next lesson!
Very fast learner, has a great understanding of the piano. Looking forward to future lessons with Milo!
Rhian is a brilliant vocal teacher, she is so patient and puts the kids at ease.
My daughter has been taking singing lessons and her confidence grows all the time. She has just completed 2 ABRSM musical theatre exams which she received fantastic results due to the training given. Definitely Recommend!!!
Rhian used to be the musical theater teacher at the dance school my daughter attends.
She is always very positive and encouraging when teaching.
She explains everything really well and demonstrates when needed. This gives her pupils confidence.
We would highly recommend Rhian as vocal coach.
Rhian has been teaching me piano and voice for a few months now. We do an hours lessons and do half an hour of each. She is great at explaining things so I can understand them and I leave every lesson feeling like I've learnt something new. we are now working towards exams!!
Rhian has been a real blessing to my teenage daughter.
I tried 2 other tutors before I came upon Rhian.
Rhian fits the bill perfectly.
My daughter has come on leaps and bounds with her singing in a quite short space of time.
Rhian is extremely personable and easy going and I would recommend her to anyone seeking a qualified tutor. She also makes my daughter's lessons fun!
Rhian has taught my daughter singing and piano for years
She’s patient, kind and knows her stuff
Would highly recommend
Rhian is a reliable, creative, enthusiastic and engaging singing teacher. She is able to explain different techniques that can bring out the best in children’s voices. She finds pieces that are interesting and which build confidence. I would highly recommend her!
We found Rhian through a friend’s recommendation and she’s been teaching my daughter for years. Rhian has really helped to build up her confidence as well as her skills and is always so patient. Rhian has gone above and beyond to ensure my daughter feels supported, especially through her piano exams. Could not recommend her more!
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