SIMON GFELLER (Accent Reduction - Elocution)
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Based in Cambridge (U.K), I help corporate clients and members of the student and academic community improve on their clarity and intelligibility in English.
Unlike other teachers who focus on endless theory, I get straight to the point sand help you reduce your accent by:
Evaluating your accent through the creation of your unique "Sound Map"
Packaging your "tricky sounds" into digestible patterns
Addressing those patterns strategically
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I currently work as an accent reduction teacher for an established language school in Cambridge U.K. where I help non-native English speakers improve on elocution, intelligibility and vocal confidence.
I have also taught spoken voice placement, accent reduction, diction and presentation techniques at University du Quebec a Montreal, whilst based in Canada.
I work on improving your vocal projection, vocal reliability and overall confidence for public presentations. Other vocal health issues may also be addressed...Be in touch!
I am also a very active performer singing both in the UK and abroad. Recent soloist engagements include Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Royal Festival Hall, St-Martin in the Fields, Opera de Montreal, English Touring Opera and others.
I teach voice institutionally as well as privately from my studio at home.
Please see my performing CV under the "experience" section of this Interview for more info.
I truly enjoy teaching and helping my students discover the possibilities their voices have to offer!
- Tell me about your qualifications.
M.PERF (DISTINCTION) - Guildhall Artist Masters (Vocal Performance)- Guildhall School of Music and Drama ( London, UK) - 2012
B.MUS (Classical and baroque singing) - University de Montreal, Canada) - 2010
Franz-Schubert Institut Masterclasses (Poetry and performance of the German Lied) - Baden bei Wien (Austria) - 2009
B.ART (Acting) - Ecole supérieure de Theatre, (Montreal, Canada)- 2006
- How much do you charge?
55 GBP / hour (£45 for students)
- Where do you teach?
- When are you available?
I am a working professional singer but I aim to provide my students with as stable and regular a schedule as possible. I am overall very flexible and able to tailor my hours around my teaching.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages welcome!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am flexible to work with you on achieving whatever goals you may have and possibly discover new aims through our lessons ! Some examples of goals I am prepared to support you with are:
- Upcoming presentations & Public speeches
- School performances
- College auditions
- Solo or choral performances
- Support for GCSE
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online tutoring via Skype for accent softening and diction training is available.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am very enthusiastic about my teaching and will commit 100% to your progress and objectives.
I will tailor my lesson planning around your specific needs and will guide you toward whatever goal you seek to achieve with your voice.
All the best as I wish to make your acquaintance in a near future.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Cosi fan Tutte (Workshop) - Baseless Fabric Theatre - 2017
Tenor Solo - Verdi Requiem - Collegium Laureatum - 2017
Lysander- A Fairy Queen - Iford Arts - 2016
Remendado - Carmen - Perfect Pitch Opera - 2016
Scythian Guard - Iphigenie en Tauride - English Touring Opera - 2016
Ubaldo - Pia de Tolomeo (Donizetti) - English Touring Opera - 2016
St-Brioche - The Merry Widow (Lehar) - Ryedale Festival - Summer 2015
Florestan- Die Schumann Sonate, Stock Theater ZÃ¼rich, Tak Theater Lichtenstein -2015
Antigono - Antigono (CW. GlÃ¼ck), Serse Ensemble London, 2015
• Serenade for Tenor and Horn (B. Britten) - Ahuntsic en Fugues Festival, Canada, 2014
• Recital - Festival Classique des Hautes-Laurentides, Canada, 2014
• Priest & Tamino (Cover) - The Magic Flute (W.A. Mozart), English Touring Opera, 2014
• Slim (Cover) - Paul Bunyan (B. Britten), English Touring Opera, Spring 2014
• Sixth Servant - Capriccio (R. Strauss) - Royal Opera House - Covent Garden (A. Davis) - Concert performance 07/2013
• Andreas/Cochenille/Franz/Pitichinaccio - Tales of Hoffmann (J. Offenbach) - Opera Project - West Green House Opera 08/ 2013
• Monostatos - The Magic Flute (W.A.Mozart) -Opera Project - Tobacco Factory Bristol 10/2013
• Obadiah & Ahab - Elijah (Mendelssohn) - Stowmarket C.S. - 03/2013
• Billy - Mahagonny Songspiel (K. Weill) - London Philharmonic Orchestra (Foyle Future First) Southbank Center, London (UK)
• Pastore II, Pastore III - L'Orfeo (C. Monteverdi) Cover - Silent Opera (London) (01-13)
• Robert Schumann - Die Schumann Sonate - Marianischer Saal (Luzern, CH) (11-12)
• Ringmaster - The Bartered Bride (B. Smetana)- British Youth Opera (09/12)
• Vasek (Cover) - The Bartered Bride (B. Smetana)- British Youth Opera (09/12)
• Ich armer Mensch - J.S.Bach (BWV 55) - Orchestra of the Arts - City Week-end Festival (London)
• Scenes and Arias - Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" - Regent Hall - London (05/12)
• Harmoniemesse - (J.Haydn) - Exeter, U.K. (03/12)
• Christmas Oratorio - Evan. & Arias (J.S. Bach) - Cheltenham (U.K) (11/11)
• Great Mass in C minor (W.A. Mozart) - West London Sinfonia, U.K (06/11)
• Messiah (G.F. Handel) - East Surrey C.S., U.K. (04/11)
• Messa di Gloria (Puccini), Vesperae (Mozart) -Axminster C.S., U.K. (04/11)
• Messiah (G.F. Handel) - Reading Festival Chorus, U.K. (02/11)
• Recital - Courtauld Gallery, London UK, 2011
• Requiem - (Mozart) / Stewart Hall Singers - 2010
• Les Sept paroles du Christ (Dubois) / C.R.V. 2010
• Gala concert / OpÃ©ra de MontrÃ©al - 2009
• Recital - Hemingford Music Society - 2009
• Second priest / Men in Arm – Die ZauberflÃ¶te (Mozart) / OpÃ©ra de MontrÃ©al -2009
• Prince Paul - La Grande Duchesse de GÃ©rolstein (J.Offenbach) / OBQ-2008
• Messe de Minuit - (M.A. Charpentier)/ Projet Choral 2008
Elly Ameling, Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Robert Holl, Emma Kirkby,
Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, Rudolph Piernay, Wolfram Rieger, Roger Vignoles, Edith Wiens
• Guildhall H.P/ Academy of Ancient Music (Workshop) - MÃ©dÃ©e (M.A. Charpentier) 2011
• Banff Center for the Arts (Opera)- Billy -Lillian Alling (J. Estacio) - 2011
• Banff Center for the Arts (Opera)- Workshop on "The Last King of Scotland" (S. McNeff) /2011
• Franz Schubert Institut (Baden Bei Wien)- 2009
• Atelier d'OpÃ©ra de l'UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al- Alfred -Die Fledermaus (J.Strauss)/ 2008
• Brasov International Masterclass (Brasov, Ro.)- El Remendado -Carmen (G.Bizet)/ 2006
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- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
• MPerf. (Distinction)- Masters in Vocal Performance - Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK) (Dir. Adrian Thompson)
• BA - Bachelor's degree in Singing –UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al (Dir. Gail Desmarais) / 2010
• BA - Bachelor's degree in Acting - Ã‰cole supÃ©rieure de thÃ©Ã¢tre (MontrÃ©al, CA)/ 2006
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am represented by "Music International" for my performing work. Feel free to check out my page on their website at:
£45 (Student discount)
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