Jessica Friend BMus Hons Vocal student studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, training includes Vox Integra and National Youth Theatre Epic Stages.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I primarily teach singing, whether that be classical ABRSM or Musical Theatre Auditions or even singing pop songs to improve confidence, each lesson is different for each singer and my skill set enables me to tailor each lesson to the individual and/or group. Although my main study is singing, through working in the profession and numerous experiences I have been able to transfer my skills into other subjects, for example drama workshops or piano lessons.
Singing, piano, drama, theory... take a look at the list of subjects on my profile. My main study is Singing - Classical, musical theatre, pop, jazz and more - ABRSM, Trinity, Trinity Rock and Pop, LCM Pop, LCM Musical Theatre and Rockschool. Piano - Classical ABRSM, LCM and more ( I am open to many genres). Drama - monologues, characterisation, preparing for a role, auditions I can combine singing and drama lessons, especially for musical theatre. I can prepare students for exams, auditions, performances or even teach a lesson just for the pure enjoyment of that subject. If you are unsure of whether I can teach what you want just get in touch!
My students range from 6 to 70 years old, all abilities welcome from beginner to intermediate.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
First study vocal - High 2:1 Bachelor of Music Honours degree, Birmingham Conservatoire.
Grades 1-8 ABRSM in piano and singing.
National Youth Theatre Epic Stages Course.
- How much do you charge?
Times and prices to be negotiated depending on travel.
Lessons bought in bulk may be discounted.
Discounts for group lessons.
- Where do you teach?
I am willing to travel if this works for myself and the student. I also teach from home just 5 minutes north or Stratford Upon Avon, this is near Leamingon, Alcester, Warwick, Henley in Arden, Banbury, Shipston on Stour, Chipping Campden, Evesham...
- When are you available?
Please get in touch to see if we can find a mutual time for lessons.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Beginners to Intermediate, all ages.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM, LCM, TRINITY, LAMDA, ROCKSCHOOL (Open to preparing for other exam boards)
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor online via skype dependent on the students requirements.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Teaching Experience - from 2010-present, in schools, privately, workshops, choirs, performing arts school in New York, adjudicating competitions and more.
Experience in Opera, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Directing, Choir Master, Admin, Stage Manager, Social Media.
I have received outstanding coaching at Birmingham Conservatoire, Vox Integra and Ardingly International School. Concerts, Competition Finals, Auditions, Operas, Oratorio, Plays, Childrens Parties, Theatre Tour and Weddings.
The Mezzos vocal duo, D-Day Dolls, Bear Pit Theatre Actor and Musical Director, Stratford Musical Theatre Company Actor and Musical Director, Vox Integra Social Media, Admin, Blogger.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Anne Dawson, now receiving training from Theresa Goble (Vocals) and Sarah Methuen (Acting).
National Youth Theatre Epic Stages Course, director Ned Bennett.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students vary in age and ability, most students attend regular lessons and some choose to have short period of an intensive amount of lessons to prepare for something specific such as a drama school audition or performance. Some of my students have been entered for singing exams and some decide not to take exams.
• Bachelor of Music - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
• National Youth Theatre Epic Stages Course
• DBS - Yes
• Musicians Union
Friend's performance steals the show with her strong vocal ability and holds the audience in the palm of her hand as she provides comedy and deep emotion throughout...
Our daughter started singing and piano lessons last April with Jessica Friend . She is absolutely FANTASTIC with children; inspiring, personable, perceptive and extremely talented too! Highly recommend.
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