Hello! I am a young classically trained singer and also an experienced teacher. I teach singing in relaxed and enjoyable way as I feel that this is the most effective way for everyone to explore and discover their voice.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach singing and voice - I specialise in classical singing and musical theatre.
I also teach Music theory.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have an MMus (classical vocal performance) from Trinity Laban conservatoire of music and dance.
I have a BA(hons) - 2:1 - degree from Bath Spa University where I specialised in vocal performance (classical and musical theatre).
I also have grade 8 singing.
I also hold a current chaperoning licence.
- How much do you charge?
£25 an hour is my usual rate, and £15 for a half hour. I would ask for travel expenses, if teaching outside of my immediate area. Group lesson prices would be discussed - depending on the number of participants.
- Where do you teach?
I am based in Kings Heath (Birmingham - B14), I am able to teach from my home in Kings Heath or I have a studio in Meriden (Coventry - CV7) which I also teach from on a Thursday.
Being based in Kings Heath I am quite easily accessible for students living in Birmingham or any of the surronding areas.
- When are you available?
I am currently available to teach on Tuesday and Wednesday in Kings Heath and on a Thursday afternoon in Meriden.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and ability from beginners to intermediate. I can teach students who wish to prepare for exams/auditions etc. I also teach students who just wish to sing for fun.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students to take ABRSM/Trinity Guildhall/ examinations. This includes classical and musical theatre examinations and includes music theory exams.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If you have any questions, queries or are interested in starting lessons please feel free to contact me.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been giving private singing lessons for seven years, varying through all ages and levels of ability from young beginners to coaching peers at university level, to working with adults who want to get into singing for fun. As a private peripatetic teacher I have taught students who want to sing for fun, work towards taking examinations, concerts, or work with students who are preparing for music college or university auditions.
I currently teach singing privately, at a school in Solihull, and at Stage Coach Solihull.
With these students this is a few things which I am currently covering -
music theory to help with overall musicianship
ABRSM exams from prep test to grade 8
Trinity musical theatre group and individual exams
Choirs and group singing lessons
Workshops including full musicals
individually tailored lessons to each pupils vocal style and preference.
At Bath Spa University in my final year I was vocal coach on a thesis piece (Spring awakening) for a performing arts graduate's final piece of work - for this I had to teach and then coach the individual members of the cast on all of their solos and chorus numbers, working as a teacher and with the MD and the Director.
I also have classroom teaching experience - GCSE and A-level lessons - during work experience placements - during this time I also gave individual and one-to-one singing lessons to BTEC students in preparation for their performance assessments. I have also worked in schools as a teaching assistant on music tours abroad, assisting with the teaching of music and then with the participation of the tour.
I consider myself a teacher who can adapt to the differing needs of a range of students, so if you are looking for lessons please feel free to get in touch.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at Trinity Laban conservatoire of music and dance with Lynton Atkinson and Robert Aldwinkle. Prior to this I studied at Bath Spa University with Judy Davis.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I belong to the ISM.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I am currently teaching a range of students from the Birmingham area varying from, young children who are just beginning to learn to sing and explore their voices. Teenagers wishing to take graded examinations in singing and musical theatre. University students who are furthering their technique and repertoire so that they can audition for music colleges/musical theatre courses in London, along with adults of all ages and abilities some of whom are singing for the first time since their school days to others who are experienced singers looking to improve upon technique and learn specific roles for performance.
Recent pupil achievements - Some of my students from a local school have recently taken their ABRSM grade one examinations and have all passed with flying colours. A pupil from Kings Heath has recently passed her grade 5 with a high distinction. Well done to all how took exams last term!
Student testimonials -
I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of my lessons with Jackie. When I first started I thought the opportunity to master my voice had already gone, and that the best I could do was re-learn a bit of technique. Instead I have found the opposite. With Jackie's encouragement, I have been introduced to musical styles and pieces that I would never have attempted before, and I've loved exploring my vocal range (especially the high notes!). Jackie guided me through the ABRSM Grade 5 exam and I passed with Distinction, an achievement I could not have managed without Jackie's extensive knowledge and attention to detail. I feel very lucky to have been able to learn with such a patient and supportive teacher, and when I look back on my first lesson, I can't believe how far I have come! - Liz
What a difference a year makes. My singing lessons with Jackie have been amazing, after retiring I wanted to fulfill a dream and learn to sing. I had always been told I couldn't from a very early age, so I had to muster up all my confidence to make that first step. I didn't need to be afraid as Jackie was so friendly and encouraging and put me at ease. The lessons have been a joy each week, I have learnt so much, not only can I sing in tune, but my vocal range is extending all the time. Whether for a personal goal like myself or to sing in a more professional capacity, I couldn't recommend Jackie highly enough. Happy singing! - Diane
• BA(hons) music - Bath Spa University
• MMus (vocal performance) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
• Current CRB
Jackie's teaching has been a confidence-booster. Having joined a choir I wanted to explore and develop my vocal range and learn to read music. After just ten lessons I feel I now make a substantial contribution to the choir. Through an exploration of so many techniques in such a short time, I am surprised at what I am able to achieve with what I thought a fairly limited range. I am now a confident baritone! It has been a joy to explore and develop - especially guided by Jackie's beautiful soprano singing!
What a difference a year makes. After retiring I wanted to fulfill a dream and learn to sing. I had always been told I couldn't from a very early age, so I had to muster up all my confidence to make that first step. I didn't need to be afraid as Jackie was so friendly and encouraging and put me at ease. The lessons have been a joy each week, I have learnt so much, not only can I sing in tune, but my vocal range is extending all the time. I couldn't recommend Jackie highly enough. Happy singing!
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