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Alex
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Alex
« Perfect! Michael is an excellent teacher. The lessons are fun an challenging and I'm very happy with the difference having lessons with him has made. I would absolutely recommend. »
£70/h
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Lessons offered by Michael
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Musical education
  • Opera Singing
  • Classical Singing
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate

Professional Singing Teacher in Central London trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama MMus BMus (Hons)

Methodology

Using my extensive experience and education as a performer and vocal teacher, I help enable my pupils to reach their full potential.

Singing lessons are tailored to enable students to develop a secure vocal technique and also to develop as communicators and musicians with the ability to make independent choices as artists whether they are amateur or professional singers.

I have been fortunate over the past six years to see both my professional and amateur pupils grow as singers with increasing skill and confidence.

I am a fellow in the vocal department at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. At the Guildhall School, I gained a First Class Masters degree in Opera on the school's Opera Course and my First Class Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Studies.

Background

I am a fellow in the vocal department at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

At the Guildhall School, I gained my First Class Masters degree in Opera on the school's Opera Course and my First Class Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Studies.

My pupils have sung with British Youth Opera, professional vocal ensembles and gained entry into a top UK conservatoire. As a performer I have been privileged to work with eminent conductors such as Sir Mark Elder and Sir Simon Rattle.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £70/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £325
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £600

Details

My fee is due via bank transfer 24 hours before the time of the consultation; however, further lessons are payable via debit or credit card at the beginning of each session. In regards to cancellation, unless I am given 48 hours' notice, or I choose not to do so because of exceptional circumstances the full fee is still incurred.

Lessons offered by Michael
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Musical education
  • Opera Singing
  • Classical Singing
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate

Michael's CV

I have significant and varied experience as a singing teacher working with both professional and amateur singers of all ages. I have pupils that have sung with British Youth Opera, professional vocal ensembles and gained entry to postgraduate study at a top UK conservatoire.

My commitment to ensuring my pupils have the highest quality of voice lessons means my teaching is always evolving. This has led me to become a member of the British Voice Association and to qualify as a Coresinging teacher. Recently, I have also been able to secure relationships with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as a Fellow in the Vocal Studies department and to volunteer at the specialist voice clinic at Lewisham Hospital.

In regards to my teaching ethos, I believe that great singing is neither art nor science in isolation and it is remiss not to provide holistic instruction. More than vocalisation it relies on musicianship, stagecraft, languages, professionalism and the ability to integrate these skills. I enable students to develop a secure technique but also to develop as communicators and musicians with the ability to make independent choices as artists. These collaborative, expressive and communicative skills nurtured in music lessons can facilitate personal development whether a student wants to become a professional singer or only sings for enjoyment.

Testimonials:

‘Michael is an exceptional and inspirational singing teacher.

His passion for his subject, depth of understanding and endless patience are remarkable, and his lessons are always enjoyable, well structured and focused on my specific needs. His particular ability to communicate and explain vocal techniques, coupled with his encyclopaedic knowledge of singers, vocal repertoire and training methods have developed my voice over the last three years in ways that I could not have imagined possible.

I would recommend Michael’s teaching without reservation.’
Jon Stevens

‘As a classically trained singer moving into the musical theatre genre, I have found my coaching with Michael completely invaluable. Not only does his wonderful knowledge of vocal physiology reassure that I am never putting my voice in any danger but his in-depth knowledge of both classical and MT repertoire means he has given great guidance on song choices for audition.

Our sessions have not only been on voice, but with a lot of basis on character work which has really helped me discover new levels of artistry in preparing a song. In turn, this has made me feel much more confident with my character choices and intentions going into the MT audition room - a potentially scary place for the classical singer! I would recommend Michael whole-heartedly as a coach and singing teacher.’
Meriel Cunningham

‘Michael has been teaching me for four years. I have learned so much about my voice and vocal technique, and grown enormously as a musician. I love that Michael is not limited to certain styles of singing, and his expertise is inspired by the art of music and performance.’
Thomas Harrison

‘I have had coaching with Michael Vickers in preparation for auditions and he helped me immensely with regards to technique. Speaking as a conservatoire student 5 years into my training, he was able to ascertain the effective elements of my singing as well as those which required improvement; encouraging me to maintain the merits in my singing which were individual to me whilst enabling me to find greater ease in areas of difficulty.’
Jack Holton

‘Michael Vickers is professional and handled our lessons with great sensitivity and awareness. I felt completely confident in his ability to choose suitable repertoire and to drive improvements in my technique in a way that was organic and grounded in knowledge and experience.’
Rachel Moriarty

5 reviews on Michael
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Alex

Perfect! Michael is an excellent teacher. The lessons are fun an challenging and I'm very happy with the difference having lessons with him has made. I would absolutely recommend.

Michael's response

Alex has proven to be a reliable and committed student. He has been a pleasure to work with and look forward to working with him again in the future.

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Tom

Michael has been teaching me for four years. I have learned so much about my voice and vocal technique, and grown enormously as a musician. I love that Michael is not limited to certain styles of singing, and his expertise is inspired by the art of music and performance.

James

Michael was very patient with me! I am very new and very nervous. I always feel confident singing alone but never in front of someone or anyone. Michael helped me with some clever techniques get over this hurdle so I could focus on developing my singing. Wonderful teacher, and amazingly patient.

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Jon

Michael is an exceptional and inspirational singing teacher.

His passion for his subject, depth of understanding and endless patience are remarkable, and his lessons are always enjoyable, well structured and focused on my specific needs. His particular ability to communicate and explain vocal techniques, coupled with his encyclopaedic knowledge of singers, vocal repertoire and training methods have developed my voice over the last three years in ways that I could not have imagined possible.

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Thomas

Michael has been teaching me for four years. I have learned so much about my voice and vocal technique, and grown enormously as a musician. I love that Michael is not limited to certain styles of singing, and his expertise is inspired by the art of music and performance.

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