- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Laura Long teaches Speech Level Singing, a method which uses exercises to improve and develop the natural function of the voice - to smooth any 'break' areas, strengthen quality and tone, extend range and give more control. Exercises are used in conjunction with original and/or cover songs - in any style or genre - to include pop, rock, jazz, soul, blues, country etc. Songwriters also use the sessions to develop original material. Lessons are one-to-one, for both professional and beginner singers.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Laura Long is a certified Speech Level Singing teacher - only teachers that undergo rigorous yearly assessments and exams may teach Speech Level Singing.
- How much do you charge?
£40 an hour.
- Where do you teach?
Laura Long teaches from her studio in Belsize Park. Please see (concealed information)
- When are you available?
Daytimes and evenings, Monday to Friday. In urgent situations (last minute auditions etc) weekend availability.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and all levels.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
It's possible to tutor on line, via skype, but much better in person.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Laura Long studied drama, has performed lead vocals in several bands - crossing genres, from soul to country to jazz, runs weekly live jazz nights in London, and has trained with some of the UK's and USA's most influential vocal instructors.
"Laura Long is an inspirational teacher. She uses your own natural ability without being too technical. I have found her extremely helpful and great for confidence building" - Tracy Ann Oberman, Actress.
"I was quite frustrated with my singing before I met Laura, being guided in different directions by various singing teachers - although they helped in their own ways, they were not able to pinpoint what needed change. The first lesson I had with Laura, I can remember her saying she could fix my vocals in a few lessons... I took it with a pinch of salt :) But she was right! From the very first lesson, everything started clicking into place logically. She analyses what I did vocally in absolute detail and is able to come up with an immediate solution. How would I describe her teaching in one sentence? She can analyse and dissect vocals in minute detail and comes up with an immediate logical solution to enhance, improve and change vocal performance for the better. Thanks Laura! I've got my confidence back again and have improved immensely which means a lot to me" - Dave Gogerly, Musician, Songwriter, Producer and Technical Analyst for ITV Projects
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Speech Level Singing.
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