Gillian Newman is a professional singer and singing teacher living and working in Liverpool and has over 30 years' experience. Gillian now passes this valuable wealth of experience as a singer/performer on to her students.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Gillian teaches Singing, beginner's piano, ABRSM, Trinity and Rockschool vocal grades, Musical Theatre, Performance Technique, General Musicianship and Music Theory for examinations.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA Hons (2:1) Music/Information Technology, HND (Distinction) Performing Arts, PPCM (Distinction), ICM (Merit), Music A Level, Music GCSE.
- How much do you charge?
For singing lessons, Gillian charges £12.50 per half hour for adults and £10.00 per half hour for children under 14 years old, the same for piano lessons, . For music theory (ABRSM exams), she charges £7.50 per half hour and charges £5.00 per child Early Years music based on a group of 8 children.
- Where do you teach?
Gillian teaches in her own music room in Allerton, Liverpool. She also teaches at Musical Allsorts, Widnes Masonic Hall, Merseyside.
- When are you available?
Gillian is available for half hour and 1 hour slots between the hours of 9am - 9pm, Monday - Saturday.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Gillian teaches all ages and abilities. You can take the ABRSM, Trinity or Rockschool graded examinations, or learn just for fun.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Gillian prepares students for: ABRSM, Rockschool and Trinity exams, GCSE and A-Level, college/university auditions.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Gillian is able to arrange lessons via Skype.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
During Singing Lessons Students will learn to: Understand breathing for singers Increase their vocal strength and eliminate unwanted breathiness. Explore and learn about the voice. Increase their vocal range. Eliminate breaks and tension in their voice, especially when going for high notes. Increase their vocal range. Control pitch more accurately. Understand their capabilities. Explore genres and singing styles. Prepare for auditions or recording sessions. Become all round performers.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
Gillian began studying music at the Liverpool Arts Centre, previously Greenbank. Whilst there Gillian studied voice, music history/genre, general musicianship, harmony, composition and music theory with Dr. Glyn Williams. Gillian progressed from one course to another until eventually leaving there with, amongst other qualifications, a HND (Distinction) in Performing Arts, which strengthens her understanding of musical theatre, the voice and the mind of the performer. Gillian also had the privilege of studying composition with composers, Steve Martland at the RNCM and Steven Montague at the Liverpool Philharmonic. Gillian then went on to study music at Liverpool Hope University. Here Gillian specialized in voice and performance with international Mezzo Soprano Vanessa Williamson. Gillian also continued studying harmony/composition, songwriting and performance with Professor Stephen Pratt and Tony Shorrocks, head of performance with The University of Liverpool. Gillian graduated from University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Music. Since leaving University Gillian has continued on a path of personal development studying vocal pedoagogy
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Gillian holds an up-to-date DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Gillian studied IT applications for music including Sibelius and Cubase. Â· Worked alongside American composer Steven Montague teaching compositional techniques to GCSE pupils at Liverpool Philharmonic Education Department. Â· Studied music composition alongside composer Steve Martland at RNCM. Â· Taught basic music theory, instrument making/playing and took singing practise with year one pupils at Knotty Ash Primary School. Â· Observed Music Therapist and taught singing, instrument playing and took part in concerts for special needs children at Milstead and Springfield Schools. Completed two modules in psychology/sociology and music therapy at the Open Space Centre with Music Therapist Mary Clayton. Â· Studied Community Music. Â· Assisted members of the Welsh National Opera to deliver community workshop for the Dark Horse Venture, a project for the elderly. Â· Studied all aspects of voice including articulation, delivery, diction annunciation, languages and performance with international soprano Vanessa Williamson. Â· Studied composition, music genre, music history and music analysis with Professor Stephen Pratt and Dr Glynn Williams. Â· Publicized, promoted, sold tickets and took part in front of house duties for recitals, helped students put together and perform lunchtime and evening pop, rock and jazz concerts at Liverpool Arts Centre.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Gillian has ten years' experience working with children and choirs teaching peripatetically in schools throughout the Liverpool and Merseyside area and has a 100% pass record with students who have studied with the ABRSM graded vocal syllabus. Presently, she works with a diverse set of students including; primary aged children, eager amateur singers, performing arts students, band members and professional singers. As well as teaching privately, she is the singing teacher at music schools throughout Merseyside and holds a fully enhanced DBS certificate. Gillian is of a very warm, approachable, easy-going nature, which helps her get the best out of her students whether they are just enthusiastic beginners, a jobbing band member or a professional. All lessons are backed up with hand-outs, backing tracks and cds, which are included in the price of the lesson.
• BA (Hons) Music 2:1, HND (Distinction) Performing Arts
• Current Fully Enhanced DBS Checked
Gill was a brilliant teacher who became a friend.
Gill was always prepared, enthusiastic and enjoyed lessons as much as Ruby and I did!
I would, (and have), recommend her to parents/children who were thinking of having singing/music lessons.
Gill is a lovely person who brings singing lessons with extra fun and understanding.
I took singing lessons with Gill for over a year and I can say that it was one of the best things I did.
As I am in a band, Gill helped me to develop methods, which meant I could sing to a high standard, for sustained periods of time.
Gill is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and without her help I would not have improved at all.
I enjoyed all my time with Gill and couldn't recommend anyone better to teach you singing.
It's been great having singing lessons with Gillian, she has taught me a lot, she is also such a friendly person and easy to get on with.
â€œGillian is a fantastic singing tutor!
Thanks to her help, I've learnt so much about how to sing properly without causing damage to my voice, and that was only after a handful of lessons!!
I would certainly recommend Gillian to anyone who wants learn to sing in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner.
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