Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
Edinburgh 
Edinburgh 
  • (3 reviews)
C
Claudiu
« Perfect! I've had 7 sessions with Susanna now, as someone with no previous... More »
C
Claudiu
« Perfect! I've had 7 sessions with Susanna now, as someone with no previous formal experience with singing/vocal lessons and can already see a big difference, not only in my ability, but also my confidence in singing. I very much like her flexible teaching approach, the fact that she follows up with notes from previous lessons, which makes it easy to revise the things covered in the past, and her very encouraging and positive attitude. »
£35/h
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 11h
Lessons offered by Susanna
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Jazz Singing
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate

Singing lessons and vocal coaching with highly experienced contemporary vocalist and teacher

Methodology

Want to learn to sing and understand music better? Or do you want to develop your current skills to a higher level? After almost 13 years as a professional vocal tutor and coach, I have developed an inclusive, holistic approach to singing - I understand that everyone is an individual and I work to cater your lessons to your personal & specific wants, needs and learning style to bring the best out of you and your voice. I will also demonstrate anything I ask you to do, modelling best practice and sharing approaches and information backed by current research and professional development.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach and/or coach contemporary singing, including pop, soul, jazz, RnB, funk, rock and gospel, from beginners to advanced level. My lessons also include stage performance techniques, vocal physiology and confidence building skills. I am also a experienced songwriter, and frequently tutor and/or assist in developing songwriting skills. I also teach basic-intermediate music theory and sight reading skills.

Alongside vocal tuition, I provide tuition in essay writing and proof reading services, from Secondary to Masters level.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

After high school, I completed an HND in Modern Musicianship with 5 merits from Jewel and Esk Valley College, Edinburgh (2005), before moving into 3rd year of the BA (Honours) Popular Music degree at Napier University, Edinburgh, where I obtained a first class degree (2007), as well as acquiring level 1 Estill vocal training certification. I then undertook the Master Performance course at Tech Music School, West London (2009). In 2013, I graduated from Middlesex University with a 'good to outstanding' grading for my PGCE in Secondary Education Music (2013). I completed my Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance last year (2019) with distinction.

- How much do you charge?

I charge £35 an hour, and through Superprof I offer a discounted rate on block bookings or 5 lessons (= £32 per hour) or 10 lessons (= £31 per hour).

- Where do you teach?

*NB During the COVID-19 pandemic, I will be teaching online only*
I teach either online, or from my home in Marchmont, or the practice rooms at the Academy of Music and Sound Edinburgh.

- When are you available?

I am currently available for private tuition weekday afternoons & evenings and weekends.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I am most experienced in teaching adults & teenagers (age 11-18), and am happy teaching complete beginners up to experienced professionals.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your clients for?

ABRSM and Trinity examinations in Singing; GCSE Music; Scottish qualifications - Standard Grade/Intermediate 1 and 2/Higher/Advanced Higher Music; BTEC Music; HNC/D Music; Undergraduate and Post Graduate Singing examinations.

My focus is predominantly in preparing clients for the technical and performance element of these examinations, though I can also teaching basic-intermediate music theory, sight-reading/sight-singing skills, aural skills and other relevant theoretical knowledge.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I offer lessons online using ZOOM, Skype and Facetime; whichever works best for each client. I also correspond with my clients through email regarding any problems they may be facing since our last lesson, and offer tips and advice on any questions they may have.

Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

After graduating from my BA Honours in Popular Music at Napier University Edinburgh in 2007, I moved to London and taught privately and at stage schools, including Pop and Stage School Academy (PSSA) and Centre Stage Theatre School. I was also appointed as Singing Teacher of Stagecoach Amersham for 2 years in 2010. I took on private clients throughout this time, and continued to do so whilst studying for my PGCE. Finally, I gained my Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance with Distinction at the Institute of Contemporary Music (ICMP), London, at the end of 2019.

After my years in London, I have returned to my hometown of Edinburgh, and am the Vocal Tutor, as well as Lead Tutor, at the Academy of Music and Sound, Edinburgh, alongside my private tuition.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes.

- Where and with whom did you train?

Napier University - Maureen McMullan; Tech Music School - Annabel Williams, Kim Chandler, Iain McKenzie, David Combes, Will Lester, Simon Colam, Femi Temowo; Middlesex University - Dominique Jones; ICMP - David Combes; Privately - Dr Gillyanne Kayes, Kim Chandler.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I am a current member of the Musician's Union (MU) and the British Voice Association (BVA).

- Tell me about some of your current clients.

Whether in person at my music studio or online via ZOOM, Skype or Face Time, my lessons are for everyone! Some of my clients come for professional development including singers from The Lion King, West End London, students auditioning for universities such as Sylvia Young Music School, singing development for film such as 'Outlaw King' (2018) and choir directors wanting to update/MOT their vocal skills. Others are complete beginners who want to sing for self development and/or for personal enjoyment - my current client base ranges from 12 years old to 50+ years old. Whatever your reasons, I can cater to your needs.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £160
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £310
Lessons offered by Susanna
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Jazz Singing
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate

Susanna's CV

• MMus with Distinction in Popular Music Performance
• BA (Honours) Popular Music - 1st class degree
• PGCE Secondary Education
• Vocal tuition and basic-intermediate music theory teacher
• Experienced college/university lecturer
• Current PVG
• Musician's Union & British Voice Association member

3 reviews on Susanna
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
C
Claudiu

Perfect! I've had 7 sessions with Susanna now, as someone with no previous formal experience with singing/vocal lessons and can already see a big difference, not only in my ability, but also my confidence in singing. I very much like her flexible teaching approach, the fact that she follows up with notes from previous lessons, which makes it easy to revise the things covered in the past, and her very encouraging and positive attitude.

Susanna's response

Claudiu is a very easy going, attentive and friendly person. He was very responsive throughout the lesson and did everything to the best of his ability. Thanks to this, we now have a clearer idea of what his strengths currently are, and what can be worked on to make his singing even better. Looking forward to our future lessons!

2 recommendations

M
Mark

Being a complete novice to singing when starting my lessons with Susanna, I had no idea what to expect and was also very nervous of what she might think.
Very quickly, she was able to put me at ease, and also identify both strengths and weaknesses
Susanna makes lessons both interesting and fun. Because of her enthusiasm and effective teaching methods, I have been able to progress quickly and really enjoy and look forward to my lessons.

G
Ginette

Susanna taught Megan, my 11yr old daughter, singing for a series of lessons. Megan really enjoyed the lessons and found Susanna's approach to be very easy and friendly. She finds out what areas the child is aiming for and works towards that as well as providing a good base structure of fundamental rules that help a person to sing correctly and to the best of their ability. We intend to have some more lessons at a later date.

Similar tutors

singing lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest vocal coaching lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, jazz singing lessons for all!

Edinburgh
Professional Violinist & Vocalist - 3 Years of Teaching Experience - City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£30
Fiona
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

Students have described my teaching style as approachable, friendly and fun. I'm happy to tailor lessons to each student's...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edinburgh
A versatile freelance musician based in central Edinburgh. Very experienced at handling novice learners. Piano, singing and theory. A super boost to help you hurdle through ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Exam
£30
Sally Ching Tung
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I teach all students accordingly to their needs, so different methods would be used on different people. I am good at...

Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edinburgh
ABRSM Grade 5 theory tuition from Edinburgh based Education student at Durham University
£16
Katie
1st lesson free!

I am an Education student at Durham University, so I am confident I have the knowledge to adapt my teaching methodology to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edinburgh
Professional classical musician, edinburgh, for tutoring from undergrad to pro, and beyond.
£30
Iain
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Having been a living working Rehearsal pianist, Singing teacher, Vocal Coach, Chorus master and Conductor, I have a wealth...

Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edinburgh
Music student study at the University of Edinburgh willing to teach piano, flute and singing for 4+
£20
Linnan
1st lesson free!

I previously taught students from age 5-10 in China. It was so lovely to teach both young children and teenagers. I usually...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edinburgh
Dynamic Vocal coach/ Singing teacher - Pop, gospel, Soul, blues based in Edinburgh
£35
Kalubi
1st lesson free!

This might be a bit surprising, but I base my methodology mostly on classical exercise. I just make them fun and relevant to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edinburgh
Enthusiastic, professional classical singing and opera/ flute/ music theory teacher in Edinburgh
£30
Katherine
1st lesson free!

I try to make my lessons as fun, dynamic and informative as possible. Everyone has the ability to sing, it’s just about...

Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Edinburgh
Experienced music student offering lessons in bass guitar, piano, acoustic guitar and vocals at beginning/intermediate levels
£20
Askil
1st lesson free!

I've been playing a variety of instruments within a variety of styles for the last decade or so - I went to high school at a...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edinburgh
Qualified teacher of the estill technique. Based in Edinburgh. From beginners to advanced singers I can help you improve not just your technique but also your confidence.
£25
Emma
1st lesson free!

I teach you how to use different parts of your body to create different sounds and tones. I also will help on projection...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edinburgh
I have been teaching for 3 years and I continue to teach children and young adults and complex needs
£20
Ryan
1st lesson free!

I give my lessons to anyone looking for 1-1 tuition. I work in the method of 'you need to work hard to where you want to be...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Singing Lessons focusing on confidence building, vocal technique and performance development. Tailored to each individual. Variety of genres.
£35
Jessica
  • (10 reviews)
1st lesson free!

First lesson: 20 minute induction lesson free or 1 hour discounted lesson. Genres/Styles that I teach: Musical theatre,...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Positive, encouraging tutor with lots of professional experience and plenty of patience!
£20
Rebecca
  • (5 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My teaching methodology is based on my experience of improving mental health - I have completed CBT, and years of...

Face to face lessons Approved profile
Glasgow
Musical theater, jazz and pop vocalist available for home classes near glasgow university area. Beginner and intermediate singers only.
£10
Vinay
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

About me I started listening to western music in 10th grade and never realised how lack of proper guidance not only...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Witney
Kristina t Hart here! I graduated as a singer, study in Russia and England. Have a lot of experience as a singer and vocal teacher, lead vocalist in Musical and Rock choir. Speak Russian and English
£40
KRISTINA
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I have no age restrictions, online lessons even cheaper! I believe that everyone has talent. Lessons in my house could be...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Friendly, London based vocal coach who helps build singing confidence and technical ability (online lesson options available)
£40
Anna
1st lesson free!

I work from the ground up with my students. Firstly addressing breath and posture, then working with them on various areas...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at her home at your home By webcam
1 hour £35 £35 £35
5 hours £160 £160 £175
10 hours £310 £310 £350
Book a class