I am a Royal Academy of Music trained highly experienced singing teacher, qualified counsellor and choral director with 25 years experience, coaching beginners to professionals working holistically to enable real and lasting vocal confidence
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach a very thorough technique methodology including:
Building and extending vocal range
Voice placement in relation to pitch
Tone colour in relation to pitch
Breath control and awareness of diaphragmatic and abdominal support
An evenly rising and descending scale with proper and safe awareness of passagio break
Working with the resonators and sensation of sound in relation to pitch
Vocal Coaching working to build a strong repertoire for audition and performance building:
Correct key I relation to style and voice
I vocal coach in a wide and eclectic range of styles including:
Folk and World
I can also help with:
Performance Psychology and Motivation.
Career mentoring and strategy.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Royal Academy of Music. Post Graduate Dip RAM
BACP Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Dip Couns
BACP Post Graduate European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Eur Dip Couns
BACP Advanced Certificate Therapeutic Counselling
NEC Certificate in Counselling
- How much do you charge?
Introductory Consultation Lesson: £25
Introductory Counselling Session: £25
Lessons begin at £45 for a forty minute lesson with fantastic singing packages that offer free lessons.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in my studio in Vauxhall. near to Brixton, Clapham, Waterloo, Pimlico and Central London and South London. I also teach in my other studio in Rye, East Sussex near to Hastings and Ashford.
- When are you available?
I teach Monday to Sunday depending on the studio.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from complete beginners to Industry, West End and Opera professionals from age 10 to no upper age limit!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I work with ABRSM Grades 1 to 8 and Diploma students.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
If you are unable to come to my studio for health reasons or if not in the UK I can discuss online tutoring with youM
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am absolutely passionate about singing and in my many years of singing teaching I have seen real transformation through the power of the singing voice.
I teach a very strong vocal technique working holistically, taking the whole person in account and believe and hope my 25 years experience as a singer, singing coach and music director enables me to truly empathise and understand the particular pressures of the singer both beginners singing for fun or the sheer therapy of singing to the demands of the professional singer and work with each individual and unique person to bring about real and lasting change. And it's fun...I have been told by my students that they might come feeling low or tired and go out feeling bright and uplifted!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am a Royal Academy of Music trained singing expert, choir director of 3 choirs and counsellor specialising in working with performers teaching very strong technique and coaching in all styles of music teaching over 1000 singers in my 25 years experience. I work holistically combining both guaranteed highly effective vocal technique with a very friendly and motivating approach with lots of opportunities for workshops, performances and concerts for all students. I believe strongly in working in an encouraging and positive mode teaching complete beginners to industry professionals. What's more I offer many different performing experiences to both my beginning students to my professional singers to really enter into the world of performing at each person's pace and in many styles of music.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Professor Marjorie Thomas - Head of Vocat Studies at The Royal Academy of Music
Prof Arnold Rose Author of the leading singing textbook The Singer and the Voice (Faber and Faber, Scholar) London School of Singing
Vocal Coaching with Prof David Willison Royal Academy of Music
Vocal Coaching with Prof Paul Hamburger
Crawley College Counselling Dept
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Making Music Professional musicians service
Association of Teachers of Singing
- Tell me about some of your current students.
People coming to gain vocal and personal confidence through therapeutic use of singing
People coming to give themselves some time to explore their own vocal and personal potential.
Actors and Dancers
Musical Theatre Singers both Professional and those at Drama School
Singers preparing for entry audition for Music college, Drama school or Performance courses
People who have to use their speaking voice on their work
Singers who have been sent by Record companies to prepare for new material launch
Singers sent by Ear Nose Throat Dept's to prevent further vocal strain or sent after vocal surgery to help repair damage and retrain
Singers working on Grade exams or Diploma
Choir members wishing to understand how to improve their voice within the choir
People singing at their own wedding!!
• Post Grad Dip RAM
• Post Grad Dip Counselling
• DBS checked
• Making Music, Association of Teachers of Singing
Sandra Scott as a teacher and coach, I realise... there are not enough words in the English language!
Sandra has amongst many things really shed some light on singing in a key that actually suits my voice is not only benificial physically, but can bring out the signature character of my voice as well. Within just under a year, I feel as though I've changed for the better, thanks to Sandra
My real voice is coming out and I feel unlimited"
Jocasta Roper - Soprano
Sandra Scott is a gem.
Inspiring, generous and infectiously in love with singing. I feel very lucky to have her in my life!
I was very nervous at the idea of singing in front of anyone - I couldn't even sing to myself - but Sandra's good humour, warmth, encouragement and guidance combined with a profound understanding of great technique has revealed and nurtured a voice I never knew I had.
Whether you're looking to improve your voice, try something new or work on your self-confidence, I really recommend Sandra, she is not only an amazing teacher but works tirelessly to find opportunities for her student
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