"I get very excited hearing a voice for the first time and helping the singer draw out all the potential that voice has to offer whatever their level of experience. Ok, I admit it. I'm a voice geek!"
VoiceCity Director - Hannah Northedge
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
* Posture * Breathing * Intonation * Projection * Articulation * Blending registers * Lyric interpretation * Microphone technique * Choosing
repertoire * Stage confidence * Performing skills * Controlling nerves * Vocal health * Artist promotion *Recording a demo
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Hannah is currently studying an MMus in Music Performance at the University of Surrey.
Anne-Marie Speed (The Voice Explained) Estill Voice Training: Levels 1 and 2 - 2013
Vocal Process: (Webinar) Singing in Chest Voice - 2013
BVA: From Pathology to Performance - 2012
BVA: The Voice and the Brain - 2012
Anne Marie Speed (The Voice Explained) - Estill for Singing Teachers - 2012
BVA: The Fundamentals of the Singing Voice 1 - City Literature Institute - 2011
BVA: The Fundamentals of the Singing Voice 2 - City Literature Institute - 2011
BVA: Idiomatic Choral Sound - 2010
Dane Chalfin (21st Century Singer): Teacher Training 3 day residential course - 2010
Vocal Process: Belting Explained - 2008
BVA (British Voice Association): Interactive Rock and Pop Day - 2007
- How much do you charge?
£45 per hour
£25 per 30 minutes
Generous discounts for block bookings of 3, 5, 7, 10 or more lessons
Regular lesson sales.
- Where do you teach?
Home studio in Gipsy Hill, close to Crystal Palace in London SE27.
Central London recording studio locations also.
BGM Record Label, Farringdon, London
- When are you available?
Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Ages: 14 - 100!
Beginners to Advanced
Amateurs to Professionals
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Contemporary pop and jazz
Grades 1- 8: ABRSM, Trinity, London College of Music.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Skype sessions at £45 per hour
- Do you have a personal message for students?
You can lead the lessons and choose the songs that you sing and I will act as a guide and a coach to give you the tools to make your voice something to be proud of!
I will never tell you how you must sound, but instead will facilitate the production of an authentic sound that you like without unnecessary strain, drawing on techniques from various singing models.
I can offer a singer package to include: singing lessons, recording a demo, publicity photos, website design and creation for a very reasonable price.
Singing releases endorphins into the bloodstream so you will feel great after a session!
Hannah is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Hannah is a professional pop, jazz and blues vocalist and bandleader based in London. She grew up in Leicester and Australia and became a professional vocalist in her teens singing and playing guitar in venues in Leicestershire. Her mother had also been a professional singer performing across the UK in the 1960s.
Hannah has performed at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, The 606 Jazz Club, Abbey Road Studios, The Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, Twinwood Festival, Westminster Methodist Central Hall for Her Majesty the Queen and Tony Blair and The Barbican Centre with Dave Brubeck and his Family Quartet. She has sung as a guest with The Rat Pack Trio and Orchestra on a UK Theatre Tour and in two Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Hannah has sung with The Les Paul Trio in New York City and has been asked to record in Nashville by Tim O'Connell, award winning songwriter for Johnny Cash. In addition, Hannah has had recent airplay on Jazz FM and BBC Radio.
She fronts her own bands including Ricochet Function Band and See Saw Duo.
Hannah coaches artists on the roster of BGM Record Label in London.
She has been teaching singing for over 15 years privately, in schools, at night classes and for small and large ensembles.
She currently coaches over 30 singers. Singers of all abilities are welcome, especially very nervous students.
Hannah has been a judge for nationwide singing contests Live and Unsigned and Open Mic UK.
Her zest and passion for music and teaching are so contagious that singers can't help but be enthused and inspired by her teaching methods.
Hannah believes that singing can create confidence in other areas of a person's life and is a very therapeutic and healing activity.
Her students are encouraged to perform in public whenever possible and Hannah often seeks out these opportunities for them.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Fully enhanced CRB
- Where and with whom did you train?
Hannah currently trains with Anne-Marie Speed (The Voice Explained), Kim Chandler, Dane Chalfin (21st Century Singer).
She has taken coaching with Mark Meylan, Dinah Harris, Evelyn Dowling (Dublin), Heather Keens (University of Surrey) and jazz singer Tina May.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
British Voice Association (BVA)
- Tell me about some of your current students.
VoiceCity director Hannah Northedge is a vocal coach for a major record label BGM in London.
Clients have included:
*Pop band Holah for Grammy award winning producer John Hudson (Tina Turner, David Bowie).
*X Factor finalist James Vickery who has also appeared on The Voice and sang at the 02 in the Open Mic UK 2012 final.
*Giles Potter who sang at the 02 for the Open Mic 2011 final and who has been booked to sing at Wembley Stadium in 2013 as the guest soloist in an amalgamated choir concert.
*The Hannah Northedge Choir coaching them to sing on the soundtrack of The Oxford Murders (Elijah Wood, John Hurt) at Abbey Road Studios for film composer Roque Banos (The Machinist, Evil Dead).
*West End singers: Raquel Jones and Tanya Shields.
*Open Mic UK and Live & Unsigned major UK singing contests sitting on the panel of judges.
*Electronic artist Rebecca Closure for Custom House Records.
*Vocalist Katie Menditta from pop band Katy and the Elders.
*SE London gospel choir.
• MMus (Master of Music) - currently studying
• Diploma in teaching
• Full Enhanced CRB
• British Voice Association (BVA)
Hannah is a very easy teacher to get on with & makes lessons interesting & fun. I've learnt so much about breathing technique & vocal registrations & especially enjoyed singing duets with Hannah! IÂ feel so much more confident about my singing & the lessons have helped me cope through a very difficult time in my life when I had to leave my job through ill health. I totally recommend lessonsÂ as therapy for anxiety & depression. I can't express how good the lessons have made me feel!
Since I have started lessons with Hannah, my confidence & knowledge has grown outstandingly. I always had a passion for singing but used to be very shy which is not the case now. Lessons are very enjoyable & can be planned around your personal goals plus I am now have vocal exercises on CD to practice at my leisure to maintain my new skill. My advice to people that are considering lessons with Hannah would be, if you're curious about singing this would be a great way to further explore this interest.
I'm a singer/songwriter performing my own material & was experiencing vocal fatigue & hoarseness after gigs. I use high intensity singing bordering on yelling at time & needed to know how to preserve my voice. I'm also a music teacher in a school & wanted to learn to teach songs & preserve my speaking voice. In just a few lessons my breath control, chest register power & tone have improved markedly. I'd highly recommend Hannah as a coach as you'll learn a solid technique in a relaxed atmosphere.
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