I work mainly on reducing tension while singing, by looking at how to produce vowels correctly, the connection between breath and core engagement, and how to put technique into context. Singing is an enjoyable skill and I aim to bring fun and enthusiasm to every lesson as well as working hard!
I have been a professional musician in London for over 4 years, conducting award-winning amateur and semi-professional choirs, teaching individuals and leading workshops with choirs, schools and businesses. I have a Diploma in Singing Performance from ABRSM, and have sung solo for multiple choirs including the London Symphony Chorus. I have students currently working towards their GSCE Music performance and some who are taking lessons for the enjoyment.
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Jess became music director of a choir I used to sing in. I'd been having difficulty with reaching top notes and often had a sore throat. As she has such a beautiful soprano voice and is very hot on technique, I asked for singing lessons. After 15 months I asked to extend the time of the lessons to work on sightsinging. This has led to me learning more music theory.
Jess is very informal, very positive and full of fun. She's also a consummate professional. She creates a very safe space because she's very non-judgmental and interested in psychology. So she understands and works out what's getting in the way of singing psychologically as well as technically.
She's infused a great deal of technique into my singing, and this is an ongoing and openended process. There's always more to learn. But it's made a great difference to my singing and love of listening to singers of all genres and ages.
She's a perfectionist, so quite exacting, and very committed. In our lessons she's totally absorbed with helping me to sing, sightread and understand theory, using a forensic approach to finding and overcoming blocks. She knows everything is a process and is unendingly patient. In essence what you get from Jess is a mixture of high standards and infectious humour delivered with very positive energy.
Singing lessons with Jess are a joy. She’s incredibly supportive and encouraging, and has a fantastic ability to identify very precisely how to improve my technique.
So far all my lessons have been online which has worked brilliantly despite my initial scepticism, though I’m looking forward to being able to have face-to-face lessons in the future.
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